The Evangelical Edge

 This is the second of three reflections on hierarchy. Part one is here. By Christopher Wells Digging deeper into the origins of hierarchy, one comes to a most basic sense of the Greek arché, namely, begi... Read More...

Comfort Food

Mark 6:30–8:26 By Eugene R. Schlesinger With these verses we approach the mid-point at the Gospel of Mark, where Jesus will ask his disciples, and, by extension, us: “Who do you say that I am?” Mark’s Gospe... Read More...

The Holy One Called Home

By Ian Olson The season of Epiphany is another phase of the time between the times, inviting the church to remember the revealing of the carpenter's son as Israel's promised deliverer and anticipate the wider world’s recognition of his identity. It is a tim... Read More...

Mary’s Little Lion-Lamb

By Clint Wilson Mary had a little lamb, His fleece was white as snow, And everywhere that Mary went, The lamb was sure to go. Perhaps you remember these lyrics to the iconic children’s nursery rhyme called... Read More...

The Blood and the Name

By Timothy P. O’Malley On the eighth day after his birth, before receiving the “name above all names” (Phil. 2:9), Jesus was circumcised. The temptation is to spiritualize this first shedding of blood by ... Read More...

Salvation Himself

By Wesley Hill There’s a wonderful bit in Lancelot Andrewes’ Christmas Day sermon from 1610 where he meditates on the meaning of the angels’ announcement to the shepherds that Christ the Lord, newborn and lying in a manger, is the savior of the world. Perha... Read More...

The Voice of the Old Testament

By Christopher Seitz One of my goals in college was to get the grades necessary to apply to a top law school. I happened to take a course in Old Testament, and the professor asked me to stay on and be a tea... Read More...