Surprise-ness and Of course-ness: Eschatology and Metaphor

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A Brother’s Wisdom 19

Here is one of the earliest Christian reflections on the new birth: 18 He chose to give us birth through the word of truth, that we might be a kind of firstfruits of all he created. There are a number of things to observe here: 1. God’s desire contrasts with human desire: human desire is driven [Read More...]

Youth Ministry 3.0 (2)

We need to develop an ongoing conversation about youth ministry. Marko’s book provides for us a virtual history of youth ministry in the last 50+ years and does so clearly and simply. We need this book. (By the way, “Marko” on the cover is a mock cover I found online.) As you read this post, [Read More...]

Our Collective Faith and Heresies 2

What about Arius, the prototypical heretic? The 1st chp in B. Quash and M. Ward, Heresies and How to Avoid Them: Why It Matters What Christians Believe , written by Michael B. Thompson (Anglican Vice-Principal of Ridley Hall in Cambridge and professor). This book would be a wonderful primer for college students, a Bible study [Read More...]

Lenten Love (Jeff Cook)

Jeff Cook teaches philosophy at the University of Northern Colorado; he blogs and he’s the author of a book called Seven: The Deadly Sins and the Beatitudes . Jeff’s post today reflects the kind of love that Lent leads us into. Question for the day: How does Lenten love manifest itself in our relationships? Or,  [Read More...]


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