Archives for May 12, 2010 @ 14:55

Our (Jesus Creed) Family is Growing

Kris and I are happy to announce that a few more children in Mabanteneni have recently been adopted/sponsored (at $34 per month), and we are pleased as we can be. Our hope is to use this blog space to urge readers to consider sponsoring a child in Swaziland, a land in desperate need of services [Read More…]

Our Common Prayerbook 14 – 1

If there is a god, and if a person knows there is a god, then to deny God is to be a fool. So Psalm 14’s famous opening line: “Fools say to themselves, “There is no God.””  But there’s more to it than this. Both of our companions, John Goldingay’s commentary (Psalms, Vol. 1: Psalms [Read More…]

No Protestants on SCOTUS

Here’s the new question at the “On Faith” discussion at the Washington Post. What do you think? Does it matter? Does theology matter? Does theology matter when it comes to rendering legal judgment? If Elena Kagan is confirmed to replace retiring Justice John Paul Stevens, the Supreme Court would for the first time in its [Read More…]

The Wisdom of Staying Put

I read Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove’s newest book, The Wisdom of Stability: Rooting Faith in a Mobile Culture , because I was asked to blurb it. Here is what I said to Paraclete: I like this book but I don’t think I should blurb it. Why? I can’t say I’m committed to stability in the way this [Read More…]

UK Coalition Government: Help us

Some of us over here in the USA are trying to make sense of what is happening with the coalition government in England.  What do our British friends have to tell us? Is this good or bad?  From… New British Prime Minister David Cameron wants to form a coalition government between his Conservative Party [Read More…]

Great is the Lord 2

Ron Highfield’s new book, Great Is the Lord: Theology for the Praise of God , examines the roles of reason and experience in theology. Anselm’s statement is famous: “For I do not seek to understand that I may believe, but I believe in order to understand. For this also I believe — that unless I believed, I should [Read More…]