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Jan
27

Drawn together: St. Augustine’s Oak Cliff, one year later

Drawn together: St. Augustine’s Oak Cliff, one year later A year-and-a-half into working at St. Augustine's, I am beginning to see some of our successes, opportunities we have yet to engage, and a few challenges that we will need to answer if we are effectively to serve either the needs of our neighborhood today or the Church of tomorrow.
Nov
18

Boundaries, blessings, and hope for the future

Boundaries, blessings, and hope for the future In this post, I want to offer a few further observations that could prove helpful, if the biblical-historical situation of Gentile inclusion in Acts 15 and other places is to provide clues for a way forward in a mixed-economy Anglicanism.
Sep
2

Boundaries, blessings, and the hidden gifts of Church conflict

Boundaries, blessings, and the hidden gifts of Church conflict The struggle over Gentile inclusion has become a totem in Church conflicts for anyone wishing to claim historical precedent for their side of the argument.
May
21

The Blues run backwards: Girard, mimesis, and Doug Burr’s Pale White Dove

The Blues run backwards: Girard, mimesis, and Doug Burr’s Pale White Dove Burr’s musical archaeology unearths the bodies buried beneath the floorboards of the American cultural edifice.
Mar
19

Echoes of silenced prayer

Echoes of silenced prayer The violence wrought by ISIS and the Syrian civil war threatens to destroy the religious and cultural heritage of the Middle East. Lost Origins Productions is attempting to preserve ancient Sufi and Christian chant in a series of stunning albums.
Jan
8

Practicing the presence of place

Practicing the presence of place Wendell Berry: "It is by the place we’ve got, and our love for it and our keeping of it, that this world is joined to Heaven."
Nov
3

Church of the Japanese holdout?

Church of the Japanese holdout? Hiroo Onoda spent twenty-nine years fighting a war that had been over for a long time. Is this an analogy for the Church?
Sep
10

Paul Wheatley

Father Paul Wheatley spent his formative years in Denton, TX. The first 12 years he spent as a Roman Catholic, and the next 12 years were in free-church evangelical Protestantism. After graduating from the University of Texas at Austin, Paul served in a campus ministry and worked for 5 years with them in Central Texas before heading to Athens, Greece in 2007 for two years of campus ministry with his new...

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