January 6, 2019

O God, by the leading of a star you manifested your only Son to the peoples of the earth: Lead us, who know you now by faith, to your presence, where we may see your glory face to face; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. BCP Read more

January 5, 2019

Now Good ministry notice: BY PAIGE STANAGE This is Living Ministries is seeking to help women leaving incarceration improve their lives. “Tennessee Department of Corrections has given us their approval, and we can take in participants any day now,” said ministry executive director, Lindsay Holloway. Holloway said the focus group for the ministry are women under the supervision of the Department of Corrections. “There are (TDOC women) in every county jail, and prisons. I just feel like that’s the population of… Read more

January 4, 2019

Let Winter Do Its Work The great thing about living in Nashville is we get all four seasons, but we don’t go crazy with any of the four. It gets cold in the winter, but not that cold and it doesn’t stay cold for too long. We get a few inches of snow, but not too much. My friends who have moved to Nashville from places further north always laugh at us because if we think it might snow, we… Read more

January 3, 2019

Quite the piece here in Touchstone Magazine by David F. Watson: As I watch my eleven-year-old son, Sean, make movies on his iPad, I worry about the future. In this era in which many have taken it upon themselves to insist loudly and publicly that their lives matter, many also insist that lives like Sean’s do not. Last March, the Washington Post published an article by Ruth Marcus entitled “I would’ve aborted a fetus with Down syndrome. Women need that right.” As… Read more

January 3, 2019

Religious people, including evangelical Christians, are generally supportive of science. On the other hand, they often distrust scientists. There are some valid reasons for distrust – when some of the loudest voices condemn or belittle religion portraying science as true enlightenment. Elaine Ecklund and Christopher Scheitle conclude their book Religion vs. Science: What Religious People Really Think with some thoughts on productive ways forward. First, they note that “most, if not all, of the apparent tensions or conflicts between religion… Read more

January 2, 2019

From The Guardian: Mel Greaves has a simple goal in life. He is trying to create a yoghurt-like drink that would stop children from developing leukaemia. The idea might seem eccentric; cancers are not usually defeated so simply. However, Professor Greaves is confident and, given his experience in the field, his ideas are being taken seriously by other cancer researchers. Based at the Institute of Cancer Research in London, Greaves has been studying childhood leukaemia for three decades. On Friday, it was… Read more

January 2, 2019

One of the world’s truly great historians today is an Oxford scholar of the English Reformation, and his name is Diarmaid MacCulloch (Dur-mudd). Years back I read his massive book Thomas Cranmer, and just a year or two ago I read his All Things Made New, a collection of shorter writings on the Reformation. Now he continues his work on the English Reformation with a bold and big beast of a book called Thomas Cromwell. It is not wise today for… Read more

January 1, 2019

Christ, as a light illumine and guide me. Christ, as a shield overshadow me. Christ under me; Christ over me; Christ beside me on my left and my right. This day be within and without me, lowly and meek, yet all-powerful. Be in the heart of each to whom I speak; in the mouth of each who speaks unto me. This day be within and without me, lowly and meek, yet all-powerful. Christ as a light; Christ as a shield;… Read more

December 31, 2018

Some like to repost the post that gained the most pageviews, but I’ve chosen a different kind of post for this last day of the year: the one that surprised me in how much interest it attracted. The post was by Alexandra Greenley and it was at CBE, and it suggests that the “elect lady” of 2 John is a real person and a pastor. Read it, it’s a good suggestive post. May 2019 be a better year for women… Read more

December 30, 2018

Almighty God, you have poured upon us the new light of your incarnate Word: Grant that this light, enkindled in our hearts, may shine forth in our lives; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. BCP Read more

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