July 21, 2019

Almighty God, the fountain of all wisdom, you know our necessities before we ask and our ignorance in asking: Have compassion on our weakness, and mercifully give us those things which for our unworthiness we dare not, and for our blindness we cannot ask; through the worthiness of your Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. BCP Read more

July 20, 2019

Ajith Fernando is the teaching director of Youth for Christ in Sri Lanka. Alongside his wife, he ministers mainly to the urban poor. Discipleship is a mainstay of Ajith’s ministry. (Personal note: Ajith’s commentary on the book of Acts in the NIV Application series has been a great encouragement to me.) The following interview centers around Discipling in a Multicultural World.  The interview was conducted by David George Moore. Some of Dave’s teaching videos can be found at www.mooreengaging.com. Moore:… Read more

July 20, 2019

We’re in the middle of a monster heat wave with temperatures, or at least heat indices, at 100 or more. Hot, hot, hot. (So are the Cubs, by the way.) Celebrities rule: The Open at Royal Portrush in N. Ireland has news about Tiger and Rory, neither of whom did well, and not enough about the players who did — Holmes and Lowry. An excellent family-shaped story about Curt Flood, and story not well known. The 2019 Baseball Hall of… Read more

July 19, 2019

The way of wisdom is the way of experienced, faithful Christians speaking out of that faithfulness. Costi W. Hinn is right. Read more

July 19, 2019

Ronald Sider, in his new book If Jesus is Lord makes the case for pacifism. Today I want to post his simple, clear opening introduction about the Three Options (not Two): C.S. Lewis makes the point vividly: “Does anyone suppose that our Lord’s hearers understood Him to mean that if a homicidal maniac, attempting to murder a third party, tried to knock me out of the way, I must stand aside and let him get his victim?” Just war Christians regularly… Read more

July 18, 2019

Romans 8:18-22 (NIV) I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. For the creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed. For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the freedom and glory… Read more

July 18, 2019

Pictures from CS Lewis’ church, Holy Trinity Headington Quarry. From the back of the church, from behind where Lewis sat, the Narnia window, and a view of the cemetery.   Read more

July 17, 2019

These are some of our pictures of C.S. Lewis’ home, The Kilns. Enjoy. His study room, a replica of the boys’ room from Belfast to look like the wardrobe into Narnia, the home from behind, and the room in which C.S. Lewis died. Read more

July 16, 2019

This is the third post in a short series on the book of Acts, was written by a Christian colleague (JAG) who teaches in the School of Social Work. Both his professional expertise and his personal experience as a second generation immigrant shape his understanding of the book and bring insights that will help all of us read the book better. He presented the material in a well received class at our church and I am pleased to bring it… Read more

July 16, 2019

The Thursday (of a pastoring, preaching week) chapter in Frank Honeycutt’s Sunday Comes Every Week is about Naming. Every pastor would like to do this, or at least many pastors would like to: I suspect most pastors love this scene and daydream darkly of the Sunday where names of the uncommitted are revealed during the announcement period and slack stewardship is publicly exposed from the pulpit for all to discover. I have a friend who recalls a worship service from his… Read more

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