Emerging Football, Emerging Theology

Tonight’s game between the Bears and the Vikings pits McKnight against John Franke. [Read more...]

To T from Scot

As many of you know who follow this blog, T won the “To Scot from Scot” challenge. We ordered his choice of crocs (Sobek, chocolate/khaki) and they should be on their way (no shipping cost, can’t beat that). And he chose Praying with the Church. The book is also on its way. Congrats to T! [Read More...]

Christmas Words: Save

“She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus [Yeshua -- YHWH saves], because he will save his people from their sins” (Matthew 1:21). Christmas is about salvation and God saves at Advent. Here is a word that has fallen out of favor with many today since it [Read More...]

Praying with the Church

Stir up your power, O Lord, and with great might come among us; and, because we are sorely hindered by our sins, let your bountiful grace and mercy speedily help and deliver us; through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit, be honor and glory, now and for ever. Amen. [Read more...]

3d Sunday of Advent

Today we relight the first two candles of the Advent wreath. The candle of HOPE and the candle of PEACE. [Read more...]

Prayerbooks and the Church

There is a steady supply of prayer books, but the new one by Thomas Oden and Cindy Crosby, Ancient Christian Devotional, is unique. If you’d like to draw deeply on Orthodoxy’s rich heritage, this is the book for you. Here’s what we get daily and there is one chapter for each week of the church [Read More...]

Now Brewing

We are now brewing one of the finest coffees one can find — and winner of all kinds of awards — Intelligentsia, Chicago’s own and best coffee. We are drinking Black Cat Espresso. It has that hint of chocolate and a mild taste with a great aroma — no bitter taste like you know which [Read More...]

Kindle

I’m wondering how many out there have purchased Kindle: Amazon’s New Wireless Reading Device and what they think of it? I’m not the most advanced of technology of folks but this one is getting quite the buzz and two publishers have talked to me about it. [Read more...]

Weekly Meanderings

Good morning to you! [Read more...]

To Scot from Scot: Unwrapped

The response yesterday was delightful. What fun we had laughing and last night in our small group we laughed and laughed about some of the responses. Originally I thought I’d reveal the gift on December 26, but Kris insisted that I reveal what it is that I bought for myself. BUT I thought I’d begin [Read More...]

Friday is for Friends

“I believe in the forgiveness of sins,” a famous line in the Apostles’ Creed, means “I believe in the rebirth of relationships” according to Telford Work in Ain’t Too Proud to Beg (166). To help himself discuss the Lord’s prayer petition for forgiveness, Telford explores Tom Wolfe’s I Am Charlotte Simmons. [Read more...]

Friday is for Friends

“I believe in the forgiveness of sins,” a famous line in the Apostles’ Creed, means “I believe in the rebirth of relationships” according to Telford Work in Ain’t Too Proud to Beg (166). To help himself discuss the Lord’s prayer petition for forgiveness, Telford explores Tom Wolfe’s I Am Charlotte Simmons. [Read more...]

Divine Embrace 9

Chp 5 is one of the more important chps in Robert Webber, The Divine Embrace. Here’s why: it addresses the postmodern provocation in spirituality noted by neo-Gnosticism. [Read more...]

Christmas Words: Son

“She will give birth to a son,” the angel tells Joseph, “and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins” (Matthew 1:21). [Read more...]

The Wisdom of Anglicans 1

I will be the first to admit that I’m a fan of the great Anglican pastor, writer and apostle to the university student, John R.W. Stott. When I was in college I began reading his books, listening to him speak — my first opportunity was a summer missionary in Europe at EuroFest 75 — and [Read More...]

To Scot from Scot: Can you guess it?

For many years now at Christmastime I buy something for myself, wrap it up, and write on it “To Scot from Scot.” This has become a bit of a tradition around our house. In the past, I’ve bought myself and wrapped up a book, a fountain pen, and one time a pair of slacks. That [Read More...]

Christmas Words: Angel

Mary’s untimely premature pregnancy was bad enough. That Joseph, her fiance was about to divorce her would have perhaps made the situation unbearable for Mary. So, God sends an “angel.” [Read more...]


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