Benedict Option is Politics

Rod Dreher’s proposal is nothing less than a different kind of politics, but it is politics. His book is called: Benedict Option. The first point to make about Dreher’s theory is that we have lost the culture war. As recently as the 1960s, with the notable exception of civil rights, moral and cultural concerns weren’t [Read More…]

Alien Portraits of God: Greg Boyd

The forces at work in Greg Boyd’s new book, The Crucifixion of the Warrior God, include passages about God in the Old Testament — warrior God images — and how those relate to the revelation of God in Christ of the cross — the supreme revelation of God’s nature — as well as how to [Read More…]

Prayer of the Week

Almighty and everlasting God, who in the Paschal mystery established the new covenant of reconciliation: Grant that all who have been reborn into the fellowship of Christ’s Body may show forth in their lives what they profess by their faith; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, [Read More…]

Weekly Meanderings, 22 April 2017

Go Cubs, Go! Chicago Cubs fans continue to prove they can’t get enough championship gear — even the most expensive type. Jostens started selling World Series champion jewelry, including rings, on April 12, and in the first full week of sales, it sold two times more title jewelry than it had for any other championship [Read More…]

Free Webinar on Writing

Date: 4/27/17 Time: 10am CST Description: Have you ever wanted to improve your writing, but wasn’t sure where to start? Scot McKnight has written or edited almost 60 books.  He knows first hand that writing is no small endeavor, but also the power of the written word.  The good news is that there are ways [Read More…]

Things Christian Women Hear about Women

This post is from Arise, a publication of Christians for Biblical Equality, and in the comment box please write out what you have heard. By Rachel Elizabeth Asproth On April 19, 2017 Last night, Sarah Bessey (we’re fans!) began a conversation about the strange, sexist, abusive, and toxic things Christian women are told on a regular [Read More…]

On Funerals

By John Frye Officiating funeral services comes with the calling to the pastoral vocation. I was just out of seminary in the summer of 1975 and called to a church in Racine, WI. One of my first duties as associate pastor (a euphemism for student pastor) was to conduct the memorial service for a dear, [Read More…]

Greg Boyd Back at it!

If you teach college students who tell you what they think, you will hear about this problem. My first semester at North Park many years ago meant teaching Joshua and Judges, to name but two of the locations. It means confronting the God of war in the Old Testament, and students who are honest are [Read More…]

If the World were like the Good Samaritan’s

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The Case of the Missing Bodies of the Archbishops

Now resolved. It is a perfect Easter story – except, unlike Jesus’s empty tomb after the Resurrection, this tomb is crammed with the remains of former Archbishops of Canterbury. Last year, during the refurbishment of the Garden Museum, which is housed in a deconsecrated medieval parish church next to Lambeth Palace, the Archbishop of Canterbury’s [Read More…]