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March 14, 2017
It’s American for our Politicians to Reference the Bible
Over the years I have been as pleased as annoyed when politicians -- from Kennedy...
February 03, 2017
Tiny Gospel: A Sampler
By John Frye In my past spiritual formation and in my current neck of the...
October 26, 2015
Time as Christian Discipline
Formation results from practices, though not without attentiveness to the Spirit and the work of...
September 16, 2015
At the Center of Christian Worship?
We learn from early Christian worship, not simply because some want to "get back" or...
June 05, 2015
Christians Influencing Society
Who did what? is one of those questions that social historians love to consider. For...
April 18, 2015
America’s Greatest Evangelist? Whitefield (with Thomas Kidd)
George Whitefield: America’s Spiritual Founding Father?! Thomas Kidd is Professor of History at Baylor University. ...
April 15, 2015
Making the Invisible Visible: The Test Question for Your Church
We tend to measure the "success" of a church by numbers. I propose in A...
April 01, 2015
A New Perspective Anglican Ponders a Presbyterian’s Luther
This is not an April Fools day post. It's a post appreciating the greatness of...
March 09, 2015
What’s the “Old” Perspective on Paul?
I've not seen the old perspective on soteriology, as framed mostly through one reading of...
February 26, 2015
The Church’s Struggle with Utopia
It is not uncommon to read someone poke the church but no one pokes the...
February 07, 2015
South Carolina Anglicans
Source: A conservative breakaway Anglican diocese in the US has won a court battle to...
December 08, 2014
The Eight Themes of Liberation Theology
What is liberation theology? It is fair to follow that up with What kind of...
October 24, 2014
Reformation Revived in Disillusionment
At the heart of European Protestant theology's revolutionary developments in the 20th Century was the...
August 29, 2014
Modernity’s Challenges to Traditional Theology
Modern theology arises from the challenges, some of them successful of course, to traditional theology....
August 03, 2014
Pray for the Iraqi Christians Today
Source: Iraq’s Christians trace their history to the first century apostles Thomas and Thaddeus. Most...
July 26, 2014
Saturday Book Review: Inside the Crusades (by Lynn Cohick)
Defending the City of God: A Medieval Queen, the First Crusades, and the Quest for...
March 15, 2014
For the Early Church, Start Here (Every time)
I shall begin with this: IVP's Encyclopedia of Ancient Christianity is a colossal and stunning achievement....
March 05, 2014
The Time of Our Lives (by Jonathan Storment)
The Time of Our Lives I come from a Free Church tradition, for those of...
February 21, 2014
The Irrecoverable 50s
What were the 1950s like? Maybe we should rework that question to What was the...
January 30, 2014
Deliverance Politics, Beginning with Calvin
Yes, that's right. There is a history of socio-political theology, yea, liberation theology and social...
January 22, 2014
20th Century, Who Won? Liberals or Fundamentalists
Early in the 20th Century the famed liberal pastor-author, Harry Emerson Fosdick, preached a controversial...
August 28, 2013
One Pastor per Church?
Most any reading of the earliest period of the followers of Jesus, say from 30-50...
August 26, 2013
What’s a “Free” Church?
One of my favorite scholars is Everett Ferguson, author of the justly used Backgrounds of Early...
August 13, 2013
Our Story, Our Stories
Sent to me by a friend, Yes, that yellow line will lead you to my...
June 17, 2013
Theological Showdown — The Big One
What was the biggest showdown in church history? One could make an argument for the...
March 06, 2013
Tale of Two Catholic Churches
From Hans Küng: There’s no way to ignore the church’s desperate needs. There is a...
February 19, 2013
Messianic Judaism: An Introduction
If you want to know what Messianic Judaism was (in the New Testament era) and...
February 14, 2013
Ben Witherington on Picking the Next Pope
Ben Witherington's suggestions all boil down to this: Don't pick a Roman Catholic! 1) Pick...
February 14, 2013
Gary Wills on Papal Authority
From NYTimes: THERE is a poignant air, almost wistful, to electing a pope in the...
February 07, 2013
(In)Justice in Jesus’s Name (RJS)
In Chapter Four of The Reason for God Tim Keller broaches a topic I have...
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