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August 24, 2015
Examining the Call of Women to Christian Leadership
If we accept N.T. Wright’s description of the gospel in Simply Good News—as good news...
October 31, 2014
How to Be a (Better) Protestant in Five Easy Steps
Reformation Day doesn’t make me giddy, but it does afford me the opportunity to think...
August 18, 2014
The Green Isle Community (Friends of God 5)
The Friends of God were committed to community. While their associations with each other were...
August 10, 2014
The Atmosphere of God (Friends of God 3)
Imagine running a large organization—a multinational organization—with thousands of employees, complicated networks of incomes and...
March 04, 2014
Neo-Christian Myth #5: The Velocity of Holiness
There’s a delicious irony in the fact that one of evangelical Christianity’s favorite phrases—“a long...
February 27, 2014
Neo-Christian Myth #4: The Sweet Tooth of American Christianity
When we study church history, the prevailing tension is one between continuity and ingenuity—between...
February 12, 2014
Neo-Christian Myth #2: the Preaching Pickle
Poor Donald Miller has been web-torched for his post. It has, at this writing, 479...
February 05, 2014
Six Neo-Christian Myths: Exiting the Arc of Christian History
Today I ran across a post by Donald Miller of Blue Like Jazz fame and...
July 01, 2013
Mean St. Francis
I’ve never seen a St. Francis statue like the one that sits in our back...
April 09, 2013
Making Room for the In-Laws
Marriage is the ultimate melting pot. Unless you’re one of those whose families knew each...
January 29, 2013
Becoming Neo-Pascalian: The Augustinian Problem
In pursuing Pascal, it is not long before we come face-to-face with a conundrum. It’s...
November 20, 2012
Tales from My Father: On Prayer and Two Old Women, One with Blue Hair
As pastor’s kids, we enjoyed a certain amount of both notoriety and adulation, depending on...
October 18, 2012
Trinitarian Spirituality, 27: The End?
We’ve come to Anatolios’ conclusion, a chapter rich with ideas and summaries. I could...
October 10, 2012
Trinitarian Spirituality, 26: True Love
Last week we addressed Augustine’s “psychological model” of the Trinitarian...
October 01, 2012
Trinitarian Spirituality, 25: Source Code
Our friend Augustine, trying to understand the Three-in-One God whom we worship, resorted to Source...
September 24, 2012
Trinitarian Spirituality, 24: A Julian Diversion
Augustine is going to take us on a deep, inner journey to the center...
September 17, 2012
Trinitarian Spirituality, 23: A Christ Sighting
“We want to see Jesus,” they said (Jn. 12.21). This request, from a group of...
September 10, 2012
Trinitarian Spirituality, 22: Christodrama and the Human Journey
Our last great voice of this series is St. Augustine, the great Western...
September 03, 2012
Trinitarian Spirituality, 21: The Trinity Is the Gospel
This picture is a famous depiction of Christ as Pantocrator, i.e., Christ in Majesty, Ruler...
August 23, 2012
Trinitarian Spirituality, 19: An Ephesian Interlude
My apologies for missing a few posts while I sailed the deep blue...
July 31, 2012
Trinitarian Spirituality, 18: Believing in the Right Direction
If Athanasius was too big for words—too grand, too dominating, too heroic—Gregory of Nyssa...
July 24, 2012
Trinitarian Spirituality, 17: Luminosity
Thus far, our conversation about the Three-in-One God we worship has been pretty much...
July 17, 2012
Trinitarian Spirituality, 16: On the Incarnation, a New Kind of Christmas Story
We’ve earlier identified Athanasius as the bulldog of orthodoxy, the one who simply would...
July 10, 2012
Trinitarian Spirituality, 15: God from the Inside Out
Last week we left ourselves with a strange God and a God who is a...
June 26, 2012
Trinitarian Spirituality, 14: Putting Jesus on the “Outside” of God
Is the Son “inside” of God or “outside” of God? This seems to be the...
June 20, 2012
Trinitarian Spirituality, 13: How Close Is Jesus to the Heart of God?
It all comes back to Jesus. All the goodness, all the blessing, all the wonder...
June 12, 2012
Trinitarian Spirituality, 12: Creation Spirituality, Human Souls, and the Need for Systems
If I were writing a Harry Potter novel, at this point I think I’d post...
June 07, 2012
Trinitarian Spirituality, 11: Riding the Rapids, or the Stream of Orthodox Christianity
If you’ve stuck with this exploration thus far, you’re doing well. I know we’re wrestling...
May 31, 2012
Trinitarian Spirituality, 10: Suspicions and Semantics
In our last post, we met some actual characters in the dialogue. Let’s all step...
May 22, 2012
Trinitarian Spirituality, 9: Cast of Characters, Better than a Russian Novel
Inside of the oldest church in Egypt We have a significant cast of characters when...
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