Archives for Apr 28, 2010 @ 15:35

Chaplain at Gitmo

Timothy Dalrymple interviewed a chaplain at Gitmo. The full interview can be read here, but here is one clip: What are the faith-related issues that Christian guards at Gitmo typically wrestle with?  Sailors wrestle the most with how they can be good spouses and parents when they are so far away from their families at [Read More…]

Our Common Prayerbook 9-10: 1

Psalms 9 and 10 are probably originally a single psalm (both Goldingay and Alter agree): Our companion is John Goldingay’s commentary (Psalms, Vol. 1: Psalms 1-41 (Baker Commentary on the Old Testament Wisdom and Psalms) and Robert Alter, The Book of Psalms: A Translation with Commentary . The reason we say this is because the first [Read More…]

On Changing Culture 7

This book is now getting to the nittty gritty of a genuine 4th Way proposal: James Davison Hunter, in his new book, (To Change the World: The Irony, Tragedy, and Possibility of Christianity in the Late Modern World ), sketches what power is all about. I agree with him that power — and who is [Read More…]

Jesus, the Land and Christian Thinking Today

Most evangelical Christians, because they’ve been taught to think this way, simply believe that Israel’s presence in the Land today is not only a God-given promise, but there is a future eschatology tied to that presence in the Land. In fact, many today think the Temple will be rebuilt and Israel will rule in the [Read More…]