Archives for January 2011

When is Enough Enough?

This post is from our friend in Dublin, Patrick Mitchel. Patrick blogs at Faith in Ireland, and he is a professor at Irish Bible Institute, in the heart of Dublin. Kris and I had the joy of meeting Patrick and the privilege of lecturing at IBI last summer. Thanks Patrick for your gospel work in [Read More…]

Fully Alive 7

The glory of God is a human fully alive,” so said Irenaeus, and this line is both quoted and a theme for Trevor Hudson’s new book, Discovering Our Spiritual Identity: Practices for God’s Beloved. Signpost #6: Holiness — the set-apartness of God in his self-giving love, and our summons to turn to Christ and to [Read More…]

My Squirrels are this Smart

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It’s Official!

From CSM: That generation of Americans raised on “Leave It to Beaver,” who came of age during the battles over racial segregation, fought in (or over) the Vietnam War, joined the Peace Corps, marched for women’s rights, and populated suburbia with their offspring are now senior citizens. We’re talking about baby boomers here – people [Read More…]

Anti-Aging and the Christian

By Todd Daly at CT: The more fundamental question is whether human aging is a malady in need of a cure. Should we treat aging as a disease? Is there anything wrong with hoping to live to age 150? And, particularly for Christians, is it wrong to want to live past threescore years and ten? [Read More…]

Expectations for (from) Pastors

Brandon O’Brien… at CT … I began my ministry career at the tender age of 20 (it seemed like a good idea at the time). When I accepted my first post as pastor, I was entirely seduced by the experts’ description of ministry success. The arc goes something like this: at some point in your [Read More…]

Second Sunday after Christmas

O God, who wonderfully created, and yet more wonderfully restored, the dignity of human nature: Grant that we may share the divine life of him who humbled himself to share our humanity, your Son Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. [Read More…]

Happy New Year!

Kris and I have been catching some R&R in a warm spot, but we wish you and yours a Happy New Year! (And bring back all bowl games to New Years Day.) [Read more…]

Holy Name Sunday

Eternal Father, you gave to your incarnate Son the holy name of Jesus to be the sign of our salvation: Plant in every heart, we pray, the love of him who is the Savior of the world, our Lord Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, in glory [Read More…]

New Year’s Predictions (Technology)

Did you see this at What are your tech predictions for 2011? (CNN) — This year in technology has been packed with surprises: From the rise of the iPad to Facebook’s global domination. If this past year is anything to go by, 2011 will be anything but predictable. And yet we can at least hazard a [Read More…]