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Oct
31

Defending Reformation feast days

If we truly anguish over the Church, then let us beat our breasts, rend our clothes, and sign our foreheads with ashes. The cry and the lament of Reformation should move us to nothing if not these.
Oct
28

After Quincy

Rethinking the purpose of our common life
Oct
22

Spiritual baseball

The unlikely path to intimacy with Jesus
Oct
18

The age of too much information

Fewer and fewer places boast the community necessary for raising and sustaining people of integrity.
Oct
15

Reading a sign of the times

For starters, it's a $17 hamburger. That alone merits at least a raised eyebrow.
Oct
6

The Sundays after Pentecost

Every moment may be set apart and consecrated to God through acts of Christian service and devotion. What else is the Christian life but this?
Oct
3

Why is the rich man in Hell?

Ignore the poor at your gates with caution.
Sep
23

Am I ‘post-Christian’?

The Barna Group's metrics have far less to do with being ‘post-Christian’ than with being ‘post-evangelical’.
Sep
19

Why kids?

It’s a whole new level of children-should-be-not-heard — we’re moving toward children-need-not-actually-exist.
Sep
12

Considering the Trullo Canons

I recently received three sets of books that I had imagined since seminary seeing on my shelves one day: the Ante-Nicene, Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers (I & II). I couldn’t wait to begin dipping into Chrysostom’s homilies and selections from Augustine that I had never read.
Sep
3

On being ‘spiritual, not religious’

There is indeed a waiting that is a listening, yet the path to spiritual flourishing proceeds upward.
Aug
31

Why be an Anglican?

William writes: “Might you have some encouraging words for someone who is recently converted to Anglicanism / Episcopalianism — who does not want to join ACNA, AMiA, or, for example, the Reformed Episcopal Church — who wants to enter TEC but is frightened because of its current, tragic state?”
Aug
30

Renewing your youth

The 15-year-old of a decade ago is the 25-year-old dropping out of church today.
Aug
29

Dead and gone?

Our concept of communion with the departed is anchored in our theology of Baptism. Baptism begins eternal life.

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