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Daniel Harrell

Columnist

Daniel M. Harrell is Senior Minister of The Colonial Church, Edina, Minnesota. For 23 years he served as a minister at Park Street Church in Boston, Massachusetts. He is author of the forthcoming How To Be Perfect: One Church's Audacious Experiment in Living the Old Testament Book of Leviticus (FaithWords, 2011) and of Nature's Witness: How Evolution Can Inspire Faith (Abingdon, 2008). His articles have appeared in Christianity Today, The Christian Century as well as online at patheos.com, biologos.com and beliefnet.com. He lives in Minnesota with his wife and daughter.

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Love Descended: Preaching Soren Kierkegaard

To "deny yourself" is not to deprive yourself, but to give yourself to God by giving yourself to others with love. Read More »

Imitating Christ: Preaching Thomas a Kempis

To love Christ more than all things and imitate him will bring scorn and persecution from others. But it will also bring power to confront the darkness. Read More »

The Restoration of All Things: Preaching Irenaeus of Lyons

Irenaeus of Lyons was one of the first to behold the full glory and grace of the Christian message. Read More »

Get a "Martyr Complex": Preaching Ignatius of Antioch

We often chide people for having a "martyr complex" -- but didn't Jesus call us to bear our cross daily? Read More »

Pray with Imagination: Preaching Ignatius of Loyola

Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Jesuit order, offered what may be the deepest theology of prayer in the Christian tradition. Read More »

A Frail Rib with Mystical Lungs: Preaching Hildegard of Bingen

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Recent Articles

Love Descended: Preaching Soren Kierkegaard

To "deny yourself" is not to deprive yourself, but to give yourself to God by giving yourself to others with love. Read More »

Imitating Christ: Preaching Thomas a Kempis

To love Christ more than all things and imitate him will bring scorn and persecution from others. But it will also bring power to confront the darkness. Read More »

The Restoration of All Things: Preaching Irenaeus of Lyons

Irenaeus of Lyons was one of the first to behold the full glory and grace of the Christian message. Read More »

Get a "Martyr Complex": Preaching Ignatius of Antioch

We often chide people for having a "martyr complex" -- but didn't Jesus call us to bear our cross daily? Read More »

Pray with Imagination: Preaching Ignatius of Loyola

Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Jesuit order, offered what may be the deepest theology of prayer in the Christian tradition. Read More »

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