Mall Christians

Mall Christians, by Jonathan Storment Over the past few weeks, I have been blogging through Jamie Smith’s new book “You Are What You Love” and his insightful observations that the majority of us don’t know what we love, and that we are being formed and de-formed by cultural institutions in ways that we are largely [Read More…]

Joshua Jipp: A Review

Joshua W. Jipp, Christ is King: Paul’s Royal Ideology. Minneapolis: Fortress, 2015. By Drew J. Strait, St. Mary’s Ecumenical Institute I don’t know about you, but it feels like I’m adding a new book on Paul to my Amazon wish list every other month. I’m not sure if even Usain Bolt could keep up with the [Read More…]

Good news for ACNA (West)

by Andrea Bailey Willits Until this year, each diocese in The Anglican Church in North America has directed its own, unique ordination process. Now, five West Coast bishops have formed a steering committee under the name “ACNA West” to develop their own robust, streamlined ordination process preparing priests and deacons to serve across their dioceses. [Read More…]

Note-taking: By Hand or by Computer?

James Doubek: In the study published in Psychological Science, Pam A. Mueller of Princeton University and Daniel M. Oppenheimer of the University of California, Los Angeles sought to test how notetaking by hand or by computer affects learning. “When people type their notes they have this tendency to try to take verbatim notes and write [Read More…]

Paul, Not a Systematic Theologian

We all walk around with models, ideas, configurations, or theologies in our mind. When we encounter something or someone or a new idea or an old idea or a strange idea, what is in our mind both influences what we hear and permits us to interpret what we encounter. In that sense, Paul, too, was [Read More…]

Make it Red

Kris put the sprouts in the oven to bake and I set the iron skillet on the stove to get it ready for the salmon, realized we’d need our weekly bottle of wine, so I thought I’d be uppity and asked Kris, “What kind of wine tonight, dear? White, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Riesling?” She answered [Read More…]

Kinesthetic Classrooms

Judy Molland: Next, we need kinesthetic pulpits! Across the U.S., the amount of time devoted to physical education and to recess has been declining sharply.Educators at Charleston County Schools, in South Carolina, want to change this approach. They know that more movement and exercise makes kids better learners. “If you went to anybody who’s in [Read More…]

No Easter, No Eschaton

By Jason Micheli… emphasizing our faith: the centrality of resurrection. No Easter, No Eschaton Jason Micheli is a United Methodist pastor in Washington DC and blogs at  In terms of preaching experience, I’ve got a baker’s dozen. Somewhere along the way I discovered that the most contentious, disputed doctrine among the every Sunday pew [Read More…]

Giles Challenges Complementarians

Kevin Giles, an Australian, has served as an Anglican parish minister for over forty years. He has been publishing on the substantial equality of the sexes since 1975 and is a foundation member of CBE International. He holds a doctorate in New Testament studies and has published books on the church, church health, ministry in [Read More…]

Prayer for the Week

O God, whose Son Jesus is the good shepherd of your people: Grant that when we hear his voice we may know him who calls us each by name, and follow where he leads; who, with you and the Holy Spirit, lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. BCP [Read more…]