The sonorous cadences, the elegant repetitions and antitheses, of Cranmer's prose may strike some as cold; we recall the Puritans' complaints at the Savoy Conference: 'A brief transient touch and away, is not enough to warm the heart aright.' (Samuel) Johnson, however, did not need his heart warmed, but rather his racing mind calmed. For
Our pastor has a secret weapon. On a weekly basis, he consults a treasure trove of biblical commentary material directly from the Fathers of the Early Church, via the wonders of his Logos Bible Software. The ability of this technology to search such a large body of written material for relevant commentary is quite amazing.
from Hymn to God, My God, in My Sickness Since I am coming to that holy room, Where, with thy choir of saints for evermore, I shall be made thy music; as I come I tune the instrument here at the door... I joy, that in these straits I see my west; For, though their
"One heart is not connected to another through harmony alone. They are, instead, linked deeply through their wounds. Pain linked to pain, fragility to fragility. There is no silence without a cry of grief, no forgiveness without bloodshed, no acceptance without a passage through acute loss. That is what lies at the root of true
The season of Lent provides an opportunity to be honest about pain...and to put it in perspective. At its best Lent is a communal and individual return to the waters of baptism, not a "self-help" fashioning of a better "me" or another chance to reinstate a list of failed New Year's resolutions. It is less
I had a chance to hear N.T Wright speak no more than 5 times last week: At the Fuller Seminary campus in Sacramento, the launch of the Newbigin House of Studies in San Francisco, and at a special dialogue he held with Scott Hahn and Michael Goheen, an addendum to the Society of Biblical Literature
Abstract Cathedral is proud to host a book except from this month's guest contributor: Greg Richards is a writer and College Minister who lives in San Antonio, TX with his wife and four children. This is an except from his forthcoming book tentatively titled "Napkins: Interruptions towards Christian Identity" My Seventh Grade Science Teacher Might