Training in Christianity

Several years ago I started doing triathlons.  It was a completely new sport, with lots of challenges, but I was ready to get in shape and this seemed like a good way to do it.  I signed up for a sprint triathlon and found a training plan online to get me to the finish line.  Since that time I’ve used many trainging plans and mixed and matched them as I’ve come to understand how the different elements are meant to interact in creating more endurance, more speed, greater aerobic capacity, etc.  Th … [Read more...]

Dear Rob Bell, the Episcopal Church Welcomes You

Episcopal church welcomes

Not long ago I was on a road trip, travelling winding highways that passed through endless small towns.  In many of these towns there was a sign, small but visible, with a shield, a cross, and the words: “The Episcopal Church Welcomes You.”  These signs would lead to a church with an open red door—a church that is a part of a tradition that  from the reformation until now has sought to be a middle way, guided by the three fold mix of reason, tradition, and scripture.I thought of those signs a … [Read more...]


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