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.
A new edition of the prayer book I put together for our congregation has been published. This edition covers every week from January 11th through April 4th. You can purchase a hard copy for yourself here. It only cost $5.81 per copy, so order one for yourself, family, and friends. Or download a free PDF
I've been working on publishing a simplified prayer book for our congregation. It's now completed and the hard copies look great! Here is a PDF copy for those who might like to download it for their tablets, phones, and computers. Inside these pages you will find Scripture readings, Psalms, and a prayer litany for each
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
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
Over the course of the last week, several people have asked me how to begin using the Book of Common Prayer. Here is a brief introduction for those who might be interested in exploring this historic resource for individual and corporate prayer. THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER (1979 edition) Tradition is the living faith of the dead.
The 2013 Lenten season is almost upon us. This coming Wednesday marks the beginning of the forty days leading to the Easter celebration. Here are a few resources to enrich your Lenten journey this year. Lent Resources 2013 What is Lent? The Christian year centers on the major events of salvation history, celebrating Jesus’ birth,
The new Cardiphonia compilation is out today! Bruce Benedict (Worship Director at Christ the King in Raleigh, NC) has done the church a service by assembling all of these tunes and musicians from across the country. Links to download the album for free can be found here. Or head directly to the Cardiphonia Bandcamp page. You can also
One of my favorite quotes comes from the man who not only wrote many of his own books and articles, he also, "...edited the translation of several hundred theological writings into English from other languages, including the English translation of the thirteen-volume, six-million-word Church Dogmatics of Karl Barth, as well as John Calvin's New Testament
Ok, I admit it, I prefer the traditional when it comes to music and liturgy in the context of a church service: time-tested tones and minimalist ornamentation. I am most comfortable with historically-rooted and word-laden worship. I also enjoy music...quite a lot. However, in a church setting, I am skeptical about the use of music