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April 05, 2018
Jesus as an Anglican?: Articles of Religion, the Three Ways, and Scripture
In his exploration of English spirituality, Thornton is not shy about applauding the tradition....
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...
August 06, 2013
We Are Saved by a Work
I’ve been pondering a troublesome passage—James’ harangue about works (James 2.18-26). It’s not a passage...
July 23, 2013
Finding the Way, and Loving the Journey
(A Book Review) As someone who has lived in a one-mile radius for thirty years,...
June 24, 2013
Becoming Neo-Pascalian: Praying Like Elijah
“What a long way it is between knowing God and loving him!” (f. 377) Ultimately,...
June 17, 2013
Becoming Neo-Pascalian: Setting Our Hearts
I’ve been reading my way through the Old Testament again and have reached the sad,...
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 16, 2013
Becoming Neo-Pascalian: The First Step of Make-Believe Faith
We are left with this all-important question: how do we get faith? How do we...
February 25, 2013
Becoming Neo-Pascalian: Fire
When Pascal died, those who prepared his body for burial found sewn into the lining...
January 08, 2013
Becoming Neo-Pascalian: An Introduction, from Cones to Gambling
Pascal, this unusual 17th-century giant, seems to be poised to speak again from a distance...
January 05, 2013
Becoming a Neo-Pascalian
Yesterday I wound up the last obligations of my fall courses. This included grading a...
November 28, 2012
According to a Certain Studious Old Man, Objects in Mirror Are Closer than They Appear
I read the Psalms, and I imagine you do too. Many read the Psalms when...
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 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 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...
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 12, 2011
Coexisting in Tyre and Sidon
The lectionary reading for this coming Sunday is from the Gospel of Matthew, 15.21-28...
July 25, 2011
Vision: A Creedal Reflection on Psalm 10
“Why, O Lord, do you stand off? Why do you hide yourself in times of...
May 06, 2010
Doubt, the Great Jeopardy? — First Blush
Doubt is on my mind. It really feels like an autumn topic, I think –...
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