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.
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
Christians from my pedigree talk a lot about the best way to be a faithful Christian while maintaining embodied practice of the faith within our current historical/cultural context. It is a real struggle. These discussion are (by and large) not about who is in and who is out, who is a Christian and who is
I have been overwhelmed with music since I started writing music reviews for PopMatters.com. My inbox has been assaulted by more than a few publicists begging me to listen to their newest artists, hoping I might write a review for them. This has resulted in a lot of free music. To much, really. So, I
The Eastern Orthodox tradition is rich. Especially during Holy Week. A few of you have reminded me that Orthodox Christians have a service designated for each day of this week. Special thanks to my friend Joel for these resources! They provide us with a way to embody the world's true story. The services of the