God is in the Manger

I will be posting about Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s God Is in the Manger: Reflections on Advent and Christmas , edited by Jana Riess. The first week of Bonhoeffer’s book about Advent ponders the first week as Waiting. Bonhoeffer: “Celebrating Advent means being able to wait. … Whoever does not know the austere blessedness of waiting — [Read More...]

Sufjan

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Ryan Messmore on Social Justice

Social justice, Ryan Messmore at First Things argues, is too much about government distribution. So he draws on Jesuit Luigi Taparelli D’Azeglio: His vision of social justice, then, emphasized freedom and respect for human beings and the small institutions through which they pursue basic needs. He held that true justice can’t be achieved without doing [Read More...]

Books of the Year 2010

Here are the 2010 nominations for Books of the Year at the Jesus Creed blog. The awards are given early this year so folks can use this list for Christmas presents. My favorite Christmas present is a book, but I have to admit my family quit buying books for me for Christmas years ago. (So [Read More...]

Patheos Preaching

Patheos is doing some sermons on our site, and I have to send up big signals for the strategy of Daniel Harrell, who is doing a series on preaching through the Fathers. Here he dips into Ambrose’s theory of celibacy … I’m looking forward to this quality of resources at Patheos. [Read more...]

Entitlements (by T)

T is a lawyer friend of this blog, as many of you know. Here is a post on entitlements. Let me say how much I appreciate this sort of post, and how so many step to write posts for the blog. It is this that makes up the Jesus Creed blog. Many people are concerned [Read More...]

Doubt, an Essay by Pete Enns

Doubt is no small dimension of the faith of many Christians. The sadness of doubt is that pain and anguish experienced by the doubter is often compounded by other Christians who can’t comprehend it — or who condemn it as an unworthy Christian condition. Those who have experienced doubt, as I have said here before, [Read More...]