Archives for August 2008

Prayer for the Week

Lord of all power and might, the author and giver of all good things: Graft in our hearts the love of your Name; increase in us true religion; nourish us with all goodness; and bring forth in us the fruit of good works; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and [Read More…]


Irving Bible Church last Sunday had a woman — Jackie Roese — preaching in all three services. The first time in that church’s history. Here is a church that is courageous enough to permit women do what women did in the New Testament times. We were once at IBC and have to say it was [Read More…]

Weekly Meanderings

Come to Chicago’s friendly skies: [Read more…]

Weekly Meanderings

Come to Chicago’s friendly skies: [Read more…]

Weekly Meanderings

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What do you think of McCain’s VP choice? Sarah Palin, governor of Alaska. [Read more…]

Obama’s Speech

I’m wondering what your thoughts are on Obama’s acceptance speech? What did you like and what did you not like? As always on the Jesus Creed, civil remarks (and they can be appropriately critical) will be accepted. [Read more…]

Our Missional God 13

If the exodus is the primal act of redemption, the Jubilee of Leviticus 25 is the primal act of restoration. So Chris Wright in The Mission of God. One text that has played a big role in anabaptist thinking, and very little in most Western theology, is the Jubilee. [Read more…]

Friday is for (Original Sin) Friends

Alan Jacobs makes some potent claims in chp 7 of Original Sin, this one perhaps the most provocative, and I’m keen on whether you agree or not. [Read more…]

Stuart Briscoe’s Well Lived Life

One thing I regret about our decades long life in Chicagoland is that we did not more often get up to Elmbrook Church to listen to Stuart Briscoe’s sermons, for surely he has been one of our generation’s most capable and exemplary preachers. But, I’m glad to recommend to you his new autobiography: Flowing Streams: [Read More…]