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November 09, 2015
The Igniting God: Life in the Spirit
Some of the stories from the Desert Fathers and Mothers are just too weird to...
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 15, 2014
Honesty or Heroism? (Friends of God 4)
When we think of the Middle Ages, and we try to imagine the ordeals people...
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...
April 11, 2014
Friends of God
Every generation, as it ages, seems to feel that things have gone awry, that the...
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 18, 2014
Neo-Christian Myth #3: Muddling Music
Lest I offended preachers everywhere by my last post, I’ll take a moment here to...
June 24, 2013
Becoming Neo-Pascalian: Praying Like Elijah
“What a long way it is between knowing God and loving him!” (f. 377) Ultimately,...
May 23, 2013
A Trilogy of Celebrations: 1 + 1 + 1
As a child, I only got two religious holidays—Christmas and Easter—and even then, they were...
May 01, 2013
My House: God’s Favorite Place on Earth
(A Book Review) “Living after you have died is strange.” So Lazarus tells us. An...
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...
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...
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...
May 08, 2012
Trinitarian Spirituality, 7: Before Nicaea
We may wonder why all this Trinitarian fuss arises in the 4th century… 300 years...
April 26, 2012
Trinitarian Spirituality, 5: Mystagogy, Event Horizons, and the Nicene Creed
We’re exploring the idea of a Christian spirituality that is more thoroughly grounded in the...
April 02, 2012
Trinitarian Spirituality, 1: The First Question Must Be Why?
Note to Reader: This series on Trinitarian Spirituality explores the history and spirituality behind...
August 08, 2011
Rebuild My Church
As many of you may know, my passion is the Church -- its unity, its...
May 06, 2010
Doubt, the Great Jeopardy? — First Blush
Doubt is on my mind. It really feels like an autumn topic, I think –...
February 17, 2010
Ashes and Guilt by Association
I walked into the noon service today, and felt a great sense of comfort at...
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