Almighty and Everlasting God

Almighty and everlasting God, in Christ you have revealed your glory among the nations: Preserve the works of your mercy, that your Church throughout the world may persevere with steadfast faith in the confession of your Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. BCP Read more

Saturday Read: A Letter to My Godson (Jason Micheli)

Letter to My Godson Happy Birthday Elijah! Don’t let your mother read this letter or she’ll surely have some of her salty language for me. Even at whatever age you’re reading this letter, your grandmother will not appreciate you hearing such language. How she’s tolerated me for so long is a mystery.  I meant your grandmother but that probably goes for your mother at this point too. Obviously, Elijah, my memory isn’t as bad as your father suspects. I know October… Read more

Weekly Meanderings, 21 October 2017

A big shout-out to Kris for finding so many of these links today. Are you sleeping enough? The National Sleep Foundation recommends an average of eight hours of sleep per night for adults, but sleep scientist Matthew Walker says that too many people are falling short of the mark. “Human beings are the only species that deliberately deprive themselves of sleep for no apparent gain,” Walker says. “Many people walk through their lives in an underslept state, not realizing it.” Walker is… Read more

The Politics of the Lamb

By John Frye Eugene Peterson opens up Revelation 12-14 under the title “The Last Word on Politics” in Reversed Thunder: The Revelation of John and the Praying Imagination. Don’t you dream of that in these endless politically-infested days—the last word? The fascinating feature of these Revelation chapters is St. John’s vision of the birth of Jesus (Revelation 12). “This is not the nativity story we grew up with, but it is the nativity all the same. …It is St. John’s… Read more

Andy Stanley on Mutual Submission

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A Parable for Conversation

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Job 38 Updated for Today (RJS)

I have become convinced that the book of Job is one of the most significant books of the Bible. As wisdom literature, this is a book designed to get the reader, whether in ancient Israel or today, to think deeply about God, about God’s sovereignty and rule over the world. God designed and rules the world in accord to his wisdom and in relationship with his creation. Since making this discovery I have come to realize that I am far… Read more

New Birth Transcending Atonement Theories

We can all agree on this: atonement is a gift. Read more

Are Americans Leaving Faith Because of Universities?

538 says No In a speech last week at an Alabama university, Donald Trump Jr. alternately mocked and ridiculed the culture of college campuses that teach students to “hate their religion” and “hate their country” — places where the moral teachings of the Bible are held up as “hate speech.” Trump Jr.’s impassioned condemnation of campus politics and college professors has become an increasingly common refrain in conservative politics, particularly among the conservative Christian wing. During the 2012 presidential campaign,… Read more

After the (Houston) Storm

After the storm, by Kelly Edmiston who is a minister at the First Colony Church of Christ in Houston Texas. “The storm is over,” I heard the news anchor proudly announce with a great level of enthusiasm. Thousands of us had been glued to the television for hours on end trying to understand as the meteorologist explained Harvey’s projected path. We bit our fingernails anxiously as local city officials tried to estimate how many neighborhoods would be destroyed if the rain… Read more

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