In anticipation of All Saints Day, Wesley Hill just posted this devastating quote from a classic book about the development of liturgy.
I’ve been exploring various (contemporary) Roman Catholic missals and have found that the majority of the hymnody they contain are historically Protestant in origin. The same can be said for the Roman Catholic prayer devotional that I use called Magnificat. This is fascinating to me. Great church music has the ability to be delightfully indiscriminate.
Nuanced and honest accounts of same-sex attraction and historic Christian faith can be few and far between. This documentary was recently released by a group of Catholic filmmakers and does a fabulous job of framing the discussion within the context of individual stories that are contextual, yet converge on a journey toward the center of
Some view marriage to their church tradition in the same way some view and practice marriage between a man and woman. As self sufficient and sustainable without help from those outside their particular marriage (tradition). This is an extension of the modern myth of the “nuclear” family. Marriage for the common good means covenant commitment
I came across a great little book a few weeks ago by two of my favorite Lutheran theologians called The Catholicity of the Reformation. It's based on a series of lectures given over 15 years ago at a couple of conferences sponsored by the Center for Catholic and Evangelical Theology. The section that follows comes
It didn't make the front page of the New York Times, but church history was made yesterday as Pope Francis and Patriarch Bartholomew shared an embrace and issued a joint declaration of common mission at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. It was a tear inducing hour for those of us who recite
Music Vinyl's great, but it's not better than CDs He Sliced Up A Tree Trunk And Put It On A Record Player. Fender just released this "reclaimed" Telecaster, which I desire and think is beautiful. A treasure trove of (downloadable) non-released recordings of Sufjan Stevens. I have (unashamedly) been listening to the new albums from
That’s what convinced me that ballet was important. It is all about absence of self — there is no ego in it, even though there is extreme self-consciousness. Ballet is like proof of the existence of God, whereas my art is proof of the existence of me. It made me understand how selfish and boring
I'm on board! However, the challenge to Leithart's proposal in praxis will hover around authority and further exposition of what the future holds for the concept of Sola Scriptura. In other words, who will constitute the "classical Protestant" Magisterium? I think Rome still has the upper hand in this regard for those of us still