Divine Embrace 11

In chp 7 of The Divine Embrace Robert Webber tells “My Story” of God’s embrace. This is not what you think it might be, and for me it reveals the genius of the Ancient Future approach of Webber. “My story” somehow avoids the rampant individualism so that “my story” becomes “God’s story.” The capacity to [Read More...]

Learning our Story, Teaching our Story

It is customary for many today — and I’m a big fan of this — to speak of the Bible as Story. There is another story we need to know, and it is the story of the Church. Why? I can think of several good reasons, not the least of which is that we owe [Read More...]

For John Franke: On Infant Baptism 1

My penitence for the Bears losing to the Vikings is to read John Calvin, Institutes of the Christian Religion, Book 4, chp 16, on infant baptism. Calvin doesn’t begin on a good note for me when he refers to Anabaptists, which I am, as “frantic spirits” who have “grievously disturbed the church” and “do not [Read More...]

Christmas Words: Star

Nearly every piece of Christmas art work I have scence has a bright, shiny star, the Star of Bethlehem, the star that guided the Magi from the East to Jesus, he was born to be King of the Jews. What do we learn from the star for Advent? [Read more...]


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