Archives for Mar 17, 2017 @ 13:40

Discussing a Parable

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St Patrick’s Prayer

The Prayer of St Patrick, usually called St Patrick’s Breastplate, is a prayer for opening the day, and it contains these famous and beautiful lines — though there are various versions of even these lines: Christ with me, Christ before me, Christ behind me, Christ in me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me, Christ on [Read More…]

The One-Two Punch

By John Frye Last night was the last session of a nine week class on What is the Gospel? The church where I was pastor for 24 years asked me to teach this class. Since the late 80s and early 90s I have questioned, as a pastor, the wisdom of what Scot McKnight labels “the [Read More…]

The Gospel of Allegiance

It all depends on how the gospel is framed. Is it about how to go to heaven when you die? About being released from guilt? About liberation from some kind of (spiritual or social) slavery? Let this be said over and over: How we frame the gospel determines what the response is. Which means, we’ve got [Read More…]