Top Five Books

A reader asked me to post my Top Five favorite, most influential, book list. What is yours? Here is my list: Martin Buber, I and Thou Augustine, Confessions Dante, Divine Comedy John Bunyan, Pilgrim’s Progress Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Discipleship [Read more...]

Teaching toward the Test

From Mary Beth Lee, a Texas public school teacher: Dear Texas State Legislators, Governor Perry, SBEC members and TEA officials, My name is Mary Beth Lee, and I’m an 18-year public education veteran. From the time I was 15, I’ve never wanted to do anything but teach. I love teaching. I love to watch my [Read More...]

The Back Story to the Jesus Story

If you take any historical book of the Old Testament, say Genesis or 1 Samuel or 2 Chronicles, and read it from beginning to end you get a good introduction to the Bible’s Story — and it is a Story about God’s election of Israel and of Israel seeking to live as God’s people, and [Read More...]

Justification among the Liberals

No one really speaks for liberals; liberalism is so diverse no one represents it all. Except F.D.E. Schleiermacher, the father of liberal theology. In a world coming of age, or moving from one age to another, Schleiermacher, raised among the Moravian Pietists of Germany’s Lutheran church, sought to communicate the Christian faith in a way [Read More...]


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