Worthy of Imitation 4

I had not heard of Margery Kempe until I read about her in Chris Armstrong’s new book, Patron Saints for Postmoderns: Ten from the Past Who Speak to Our Future , and I’m still wondering about her. Here’s a brief on her: For six hundred years her story, which had been told to folks and [Read More...]

Acts and Mission 25

The question to ask when we read the Book of Acts is not so much “What do we learn about mission?” but “What is God doing in God’s mission?” The second question’s answer leads to an answer for the first question. Perhaps no passage is clearer in this regard than Acts 5:33-46: 5:33 Now when they [Read More...]

Translation Tribalism 3

We began a series, which will have new posts sporadically rather than consistently, not long ago about Translation and the tribalism that we now experience with translations. One of our points is that the authoritative text is not the translation but the original languages. (This is not denying the authority of God or the Holy [Read More...]

Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Life Together 4

I consider Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Life Together one of the most important theological works in the 20th Century. There is in this brief encounter with Bonhoeffer’s ideas a swelling gloom of Nazism, a palpable blur of what is to come, and an insight into how the Church is to conduct itself that makes the book a [Read More...]


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