The Politics of Love

For a long period in the history of the United States, Christians understood that progressive political action for structural social change was a necessary means toward the end of living out the gospel.  They understood that charity would never solve the nation’s social ills.  Their religious faith translated into a faith in democracy as the [Read More...]

Making the Most of What We Have Been Given (A Sermon on the Parable of the Talents in Matt. 25:14-30)

I don’t know if there is any truth to it or not, but the story is told that when Britain faced a critical shortage of silver during the days of WWII Winston Churchill launched a search of possible sources of silver. They discovered some sterling silver statutes of saints in some of their churches and [Read More...]

Preaching as a Mad Act: A Q&A with John Holbert

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“Preaching is a mad act, speaking for God to people who hardly know who God may be, proclaiming the gospel of one who came preaching and loving the world. No small task, that!” – John Holbert, Old Testament scholar and Homiletics professor In this month of thanksgivings, I’ll be blogging about some of the Patheos folks [Read More...]


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