December 14, 2017

Archives for April 2017

Adam and the Genome 10: Chapter 6- Adam and Eve of Genesis in Their Context: Twelve Theses

Adam and the Genome 10: Chapter 6- Adam and Eve of Genesis in Their Context: Twelve Theses We continue our review of the book, Adam and the Genome: Reading Scripture after Genetic Science, by Dennis Venema and Scot McKnight. Today, Chapter 6. One of the elements of reading Genesis 1-11 in its ancient near East […]

The Pathetic Pastoral Counsel of the Neo-Reformed

The Pathetic Pastoral Counsel of the Neo-Reformed Do unborn babies and young children go to heaven? Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.” –Matthew 19:14 This is one of the questions the Bible does not answer for us. The best biblical […]

A Scientist Talks about Human Destiny Beyond Death

A Scientist Talks about Human Destiny Beyond Death John Polkinghorne, respected scientist and ordained Anglican priest, is a man, his bio says, “who is not afraid to ask difficult questions about God’s action in His creation. How can God act in a world governed by scientific law?” In this brief interview, appropriate for Eastertide, Polkinghorne […]

Recommended Listening: Walter Brueggemann with Pete Enns

Pete Enns has a marvelous interview with Walter Brueggemann on his Bible for Normal People podcast. So good I knew right away I wanted to share it with you. It clearly reveals what I have come to love most about Brueggemann: his way of reading the Bible challenges both evangelicals and the mainline churches. Here, in […]

Resurrection Sunday 2017

Resurrection Sunday 2017 This holy and blessed day is the first day of the week, the king and master of all days, the feast of feasts and the season of seasons. On this day we bless Christ forever and ever. O faithful, come on this day of the glorious resurrection; let us drink the wine […]

Holy Saturday 2017

Holy Saturday 2017 Something strange is happening — there is a great silence on earth today, a great silence and stillness. The whole earth keeps silence because the King is asleep. • From an ancient homily, Roman rite • • • Photo by Ben Townsend at Flickr. Creative Commons License

Good Friday 2017

Good Friday 2017 • • • It is immensely easier to suffer in obedience to a human command than to suffer in the freedom of one’s own responsible deed. It is immensely easier to suffer with others than to suffer alone. It is immensely easier to suffer openly and honorably than apart and in shame. […]

Maundy Thursday 2017: Feeding on Death We Live

Maundy Thursday 2017 For our paschal lamb, Christ, has been sacrificed. • 1 Corinthians 5:7 • • • “To know Christ sacramentally only in terms of bread and wine is to know him only partially, in the dining room as host and guest. It is a valid enough knowledge, but its ultimate weakness when isolated […]

Holy Wednesday 2017: The Day Before

Holy Wednesday 2017 NOTE: On Wednesday of Holy Week, this classic Michael Spencer post from November, 2009 reminds us that tomorrow may find us taking a journey into the unknown. Tomorrow is Thursday, and we have plans for supper and a walk in the garden. • • • The news story is strange and tragic. Three college […]

Holy Tuesday 2017 – Looking for the End

Holy Tuesday 2017 These three days, which the Church calls Great and Holy have within the liturgical development of the Holy Week a very definite purpose. They place all its celebrations in the perspective of End ; they remind us of the eschatological meaning of Pascha. …“Now is the Judgment of this world” (John 12:31). […]