Archives for Apr 28, 2009 @ 14:42

Sacred Space in Texas: Laity Lodge

If I were a pastor or a youth pastor, if I were a small group in Texas, and if I lived within 500 miles of Laity Lodge — I’d do everything I could to get folks to spend a weekend retreat at this beautiful setting in the hill country of Texas. And I’d want to [Read More…]

A Brother’s Wisdom 42

To love your neighbor as yourself is the foundation of the Torah.To show favortism toward the rich and against the poor, you are not acting in love.Not to love is to break the law.Therefore, those who break the law (of love) are classed as “transgressors.” That’s the logic of James. That’s the logic of love. [Read More…]

Darwin and the Bible 2 (RJS)

The fourth chapter of Darwin and the Bible: The Cultural Confrontation is a contribution by Martinez Hewlett and Ted Peters entitled The Science of Evolution and the Theology of Creation. Peters is a Lutheran theologian who has written on science and faith while Hewlett is a molecular biologist by training. This chapter rambles though a [Read More…]

Our Collective Faith 13

The final chp of  Heresies and How to Avoid Them: Why It Matters What Christians Believe is an odd one, but all the better for its oddity. The chp is written by Janet Martin Soskice, a Roman Catholic and Fellow at Jesus College in Cambridge. She argues that sometimes Trinitarian doctrine and worship are defended [Read More…]