December 17, 2017

Archives for October 2015

Eugene Peterson on Trinity

Trinity is the most comprehensive and integrative framework that we have for understanding and participating in the Christian life. Early on in our history, our pastors and teachers formulated the Trinity to express what is distinctive in the revelation of God in Christ. This theology provides an immense horizon against which we can understand and […]

Eugene Peterson on Jesus-Shaped Spirituality

The Christian community is interested in spirituality because it is interested in living. We give careful attention to spirituality because we know, from long experience, how easy it is to get interested in ideas of God and projects for God and gradually lose interest in God alive, deadening our lives with ideas and the projects. […]

Open Mic: Calling all caregivers

Note from CM: Thank you all so much for sharing your stories and experiences. As thankless as it may seem some time, caregivers are doing God’s work, the “cup of water” work that Jesus assures us our Father sees and rewards. • • • Calling all caregivers! I am currently working on the third book in […]

Sundays with Michael Spencer: October 18, 2015

A Jesus Prayer by Michael Spencer Jesus, you don’t build institutions. You don’t write catechisms. Or Systematic Theologies. Or critiques of someone’s theology or refutations of their catechism. You don’t have a blog. You don’t moderate debates. You are the bread of life who gives himself for the salvation of the world. You are the […]

Saturday Ramblings: October 17, 2015

This may be the peak leaf-peeper weekend in central Indiana, so I suggest we jump in our sleek little Metropolitan and ramble. Ready? The Democrats held their first presidential debate on Tuesday night, pitting Hillary Clinton against Bernie Sanders and three unnamed guys they pulled in from the neighborhood. While most pundits gave Clinton the […]

Damaris Zehner: I Am Not the Hero of the Story

I Am Not the Hero of the Story by Damaris Zehner I’ve noticed an interesting psychological phenomenon, in the words of the immortal Andrew Steyne in The Gods Must Be Crazy.  I first came across it some years ago in a Sunday school class I taught and more recently in some commentary on gender roles […]

Swimming against a Tide: Pastoral Ministry

Swimming against a Tide Ways I’ve changed in my evangelical faith Pastoral Ministry This week I want to push back against some articles written by others — not because I have a chip on my shoulder or animus toward any particular writers, but simply to try and express some of the ways I have changed […]

Another Look: The Life God Is In

“…he is not far from any one of us.”  (Acts 17.27, NLT) As I have talked with friends throughout this year, I’ve noted that we’ve been using a phrase regularly: “This is the life God is in.” OK, it could be better grammatically, but it’s punchy and makes a clear point. So many of us think […]

Swimming against a Tide: Doctrine (part two)

Swimming against a Tide Ways I’ve changed in my evangelical faith Doctrine, part two: What doctrine can’t do This week I want to push back against some articles written by others — not because I have a chip on my shoulder or animus toward any particular writers, but simply to try and express some of the […]

Swimming against a Tide: Doctrine (part one)

Swimming against a Tide Ways I’ve changed in my evangelical faith Doctrine, part one: Definitions This week I want to push back against some articles written by others — not because I have a chip on my shoulder or animus toward any particular writers, but simply to try and express some of the ways I […]