What Americans Really Believe

If I were a seminary president, which I’m not, or if I were a seminary dean, which I’m not, I’d require both professors and students to read a book a year — together — about the current state of the church and faith in the USA. We’ve looked at Christian Smith’s recent book, but there’s [Read More...]

Eucharistic Heart of Jesus 4

At the Lord’s supper event in our churches, we are to have this disposition: “I am standing before God trying to realize how important it is for me to acknowledge that I am a sinner.” And Fr. Dajczer, a famous Polish priest, develops the attitudes of both the younger and elder son in the parable of [Read More...]

Prayer for the Week

O God, whose glory it is always to have mercy: Be gracious to all who have gone astray from your ways, and bring them again with penitent hearts and steadfast faith to embrace and hold fast the unchangeable truth of your Word, Jesus Christ your Son; who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, [Read More...]

Saturday Afternoon Book Review: Aaron Fudge

We have reserved Saturday afternoons, otherwise a slow time in the blog world, for book reviews. I ask reviewers to keep it under 3000 words, above 1500 words, and to summarize the book accurately and comprehensively. And, bring some critique. If you’d like to review a book, send it to me. The Fire That Consumes: [Read More...]

Weekly Meanderings

Go Cubs! Pray for Chile. Pray for Chile. Pray for Chile. I rarely hear anyone even discuss the appropriateness of icons anymore, but if you’d like to see an Eastern Orthodox critique of the Calvinist position on icons, read this. Out of the pain of some serious decisions, this post reflects genuine yearning for God’s [Read More...]

Weekly Meanderings

Go Cubs! Pray for Chile. Pray for Chile. Pray for Chile. I rarely hear anyone even discuss the appropriateness of icons anymore, but if you’d like to see an Eastern Orthodox critique of the Calvinist position on icons, read this. Out of the pain of some serious decisions, this post reflects genuine yearning for God’s [Read More...]

Friday Night at the Movies: Shutter Island

This movie review comes to us from Travis Greene, well known to those who pay attention to those who comment. Travis blogs as well, and we want to thank him for this review. And, if you have a review you’d like to publish here, send it along.   Shutter Island Review – Travis Greene   Shutter [Read More...]

Friday Night at the Movies: 2012 Review

MOVIE REVEW: THE ESCHATOLOGY OF “2012″ by Jeremy Berg www.jeremyberg.org Anyone up for another gloom-and-doom, apocalyptic global disaster movie?  Hollywood served up a doozy in “2012.”  I have heard mostly negative reviews of this film.  But I think it delivers in what one should expect in a global disaster film: a lot of disaster and [Read More...]

The Man in Black

It would be Johnny Cash’s 78th Birthday, so to honor him: Jackson! [Read more...]

Wow, an “oldy but goody”

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