Is the local church the “farm team”?

Andy Rowell, at CT, examines the recent (and not so recent) announcements of Jim Belcher, N.T. Wright, Francis Chan, Pete Rollins and Brian McLaren … each of whom resigned from pastoring to become full-time authors, speakers, or (in the case of Wright) a professor. What’s going on? Is the local church becoming the “farm team” [Read More...]

Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy

Kris and I will be going to Ireland in about a month and I have already picked the book I will read on the plane: Eric Metaxas, Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy . This year I began both my 4th Yr Seminar classes and the Spring Jesus classes by reading portions of Bonhoeffer’s books: Life [Read More...]

Preparing for Eucharist

The Eucharist, though many today have never experienced it in such a manner, was part of a meal and not an isolated sacred set of rites. The meal-shaped Eucharist begins with Jesus: his routine evening meals with his disciples gave rise to the “last” supper. And that last supper was the last one until he [Read More...]

Prayer for the Week

O God, you have prepared for those who love you such good things as surpass our understanding: Pour into our hearts such love towards you, that we, loving you in all things and above all things, may obtain your promises, which exceed all that we can desire; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns [Read More...]


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