What do we (not) know?

Anthony Bradley’s essay at Acton is worth your reading. His case is that one Joy Allmond speaks about Christianity, even evangelical Christianity, in NYC as if the resurgence of folks like Timothy Keller is the whole story. We need to learn what we know and what we don’t know and then learn quickly that what [Read More...]

Jesus Begins on an Angular Note

I’m thinking about the Beatitudes of Jesus, those “blessed are…” statements.” What are they about? What’s the point? What’s their rhetorical impact at the very beginning of this sermon? Why begin with some “in” and “out” statements?  What did they sound like in a Jewish context? I draw here from my Sermon on the Mount. [Read More...]

Christmas with Ann Voskamp

Some of you may not know Ann Voskamp, some of you adore her. Years ago I made contact with Ann through my blog and I have watched her blog and then widespread acceptance of her book One Thousand Gifts and I am happy to commend her new Christmas book called  The Greatest Gift: Unwrapping the Full [Read More...]