On Preaching Theology: A Preacher’s Suggestion

The (re)founder of the Iona Community was George Macleod,   someone who was known in his day as a great preacher. One of his books is about preaching and is called Speaking the Truth – in Love. The Modern Preacher’s Task. . It’s a collection of Cambridge lectures on preaching. I found this in his book in his plea [Read More...]

Our Common Prayerbook: Psalm 3 – 2

Praying can lead the one praying into trust; prayer itself is an exploration of our faith in God. Psalm 3 is much along this line. John Goldingay (Psalms, Vol. 1: Psalms 1-41 ) explores this in his commentary on Psalm 3 [text after the jump]. In the midst of despair and denunciation by one’s enemies, [Read More...]

Two Kinds of Atheists, One of them Christian

It is common to say an atheist is someone who believes there is no god, or someone who doesn’t believe in God (the latter might suggest there is a God but the person doesn’t believe in that God). The true atheists believes there is no god. But some who say they are Christians live as [Read More...]

Ask Andy 1

I’m asking Andy Stanley some questions about preaching, and I will be recording his answers here. Well, I’m cheating when I say that: I’m reading his book (Communicating for a Change: Seven Keys to Irresistible Communication ) and generating questions that are answered by his chapters. Sorry, but I think that first paragraph was Andy-esque. [Read More...]

Advising Atheists (Loser Letters) 6

Mary Eberstadt’s new book, The Loser Letters , is clever fiction; it’s satire and she asks a question that evidently — in her view — is not taken seriously enough by the new atheists. And, to be fair, there was a report on CNN.com about the resurgence of atheism. Where’s their theory of family and women and children [Read More...]


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