Christos Anesti! Easter Faith’s Great Affirmation

Χριστὸς ἀνέστη ἐκ νεκρῶν, θανάτῳ θάνατον πατήσας, καὶ τοῖς ἐν τοῖς μνήμασι, ζωὴν χαρισάμενος! … Christ is risen from the dead, Trampling down death by death, And upon those in the tombs Bestowing life! [Read more…]

Weekly Meanderings, 15 April 2017

Good for LeBron James: LeBron James understands what it’s like being a kid on the outside looking for hope. He’s giving them some. James, who has been committed to helping kids in his hometown through a variety of educational programs, is teaming up with Akron public schools to open the “I Promise School” dedicated to [Read More…]

Good Friday: The Gospel

Jesus went out with his disciples across the Kidron valley to a place where there was a garden, which he and his disciples entered. Now Judas, who betrayed him, also knew the place, because Jesus often met there with his disciples. So Judas brought a detachment of soldiers together with police from the chief priests [Read More…]

Good Friday Collect

Almighty God, we pray you graciously to behold this your family, for whom our Lord Jesus Christ was willing to be betrayed, and given into the hands of sinners, and to suffer death upon the cross; who now lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. [Read more…]

Thief on the Cross (by Kristen Marble)

Kristen, an ordained elder with the Free Methodist Church, is the Pastor of Mars Hill Free Methodist Church in Indianapolis, Indiana. She also teaches Bible & Theology courses for the Free Methodist Church during January intensive J-Term Courses. Kristen is working on a doctorate on the NT Context at Northern Seminary. Her doctoral project is [Read More…]

Easter Podcast

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The Benedict Option: Our Culture’s Problem

The Benedict Option of Rod Dreher, well known conservative commentator and author of the new and best-selling book The Benedict Option, is a proposal for how best to create a Christian culture in order, if the time is right, for Christians to return to a position of influence. As a theory the BenOp is less anabaptistic [Read More…]

Where is God?

By Jonathan Storment In her great book, Crucifixion, Fleming Rutledge tells a story about what happened on Palm Sunday 1994 at the Goshen Methodist Church in Piedmont Alabama. Over 140 people had shown up to worship God, and because it was Palm Sunday they were doing a Palm Sunday pageant before the Reverend Kelly Clem [Read More…]

When a Church Changes … The Faces of Fear

‘Why are some choosing to be “biblical” on this issue of women in ministry and not others in the Western world? And, in light of so many studies about women in ministry, why are they choosing to be “narrowly” biblical? That is, why are they focused on 1 Tim 2:11-15 or 1 Cor 14:34-35 and [Read More…]

Did the Masters Permit Cell Phones?

Source: By Rory Carroll | AUGUSTA, GEORGIA If not for the modern clothing styles, photos of the lucky patrons attending the last round of the U.S. Masters on Sunday could be confused with ones from another era since no one will be holding up a smartphone. Augusta National has strict rules that forbid anyone from [Read More…]