Brian McLaren on Pluralism

In this interview with Spencer Burke, Brian McLaren maps his view of pluralism and how this view can chart a new kind of Christianity.   [Read more...]

Prayers for Peace on Memorial Day

Almighty God, kindle, we pray, in every heart the true love of peace, and guide with your wisdom those who take counsel for the nations of the earth, that in tranquillity your dominion may increase until the earth is filled with the knowledge of your love; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns [Read More...]

The Undocumented and the Laws of the Bible

When I began hearing Christians chat about how to follow the Bible when it comes to the undocumented and illegals, I was a bit amazed both by the right and the left. This piece by Brad Hirschfield is exacting in its biblical awareness and shrewd in application: the issue is not so much about how [Read More...]

Lut’ran Airlines

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Prayer for the Week

Almighty and everlasting God, you have given to us your servants grace, by the confession of a true faith, to acknowledge the glory of the eternal Trinity, and in the power of your divine Majesty to worship the Unity: Keep us steadfast in this faith and worship, and bring us at last to see you [Read More...]

Trinity Sunday

Today is Trinity Sunday, so I want to post this about the Trinity: How have theologians understood — or explained — the Trinity? Ron Highfield’s new book, Great Is the Lord: Theology for the Praise of God , sketches the “Trinity” as well as I’ve seen for an introductory text and the 3d section of chp 4 is [Read More...]

Saturday Afternoon Book Review: Matt Edwards

We welcome the reviews of books by readers of this blog, and ask that you survey the book so that our readers know the contents and then weigh in with your evaluations — both positive and negative. Do send me your reviews. We’ve got two excellent reviews coming the next two weeks, too. Christian Buckley [Read More...]

Saturday Afternoon Book Review: Matt Edwards

We welcome the reviews of books by readers of this blog, and ask that you survey the book so that our readers know the contents and then weigh in with your evaluations — both positive and negative. Do send me your reviews. We’ve got two excellent reviews coming the next two weeks, too. Christian Buckley [Read More...]

Changes in the ELCA

Lutherans don’t appear here all that much, but it’s mostly because they have their own networks and I don’t seem to be a part of them. From First Things, by Robert Benne, emeritus at Roanoke College. The decisions in the ELCA have had a serious fallout, and Benne sketches the reorganizations from within. However, the most [Read More...]

Sad Story

From Foreign Policy by Mohammad Qayoumi: On a recent trip to Afghanistan, British Defense Secretary Liam Fox drew fire for calling it “a broken 13th-century country.” The most common objection was not that he was wrong, but that he was overly blunt. He’s hardly the first Westerner to label Afghanistan as medieval. Former Blackwater CEO [Read More...]


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