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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...
September 05, 2013
A Single Great Prayer
He prays unceasingly who combines prayer with necessary duties and duties with prayer. Only in...
June 24, 2013
Becoming Neo-Pascalian: Praying Like Elijah
“What a long way it is between knowing God and loving him!” (f. 377) Ultimately,...
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 27, 2012
Trinitarian Spirituality, 20: Gregory’s Key to Bible Study
As we pick up our conversation about Gregory of Nyssa, I want to recall what...
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...
May 15, 2012
Trinitarian Spirituality, 8: What Makes a Heretic?
The brouhaha began because people wanted to understand, they wanted to explain, they wanted to...
May 08, 2012
Trinitarian Spirituality, 7: Before Nicaea
We may wonder why all this Trinitarian fuss arises in the 4th century… 300 years...
May 03, 2012
Trinitarian Spirituality, 6: Two Starting Principles
When Anatolios tells us that there are two fundamental principles that must undergird our explorations...
February 02, 2011
“Woman, you have great faith!”: Our Christian Memory
Whenever I teach a survey of Church history, I include at the very beginning some...
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