Read more "The Baptism of Jesus and The Missing Verses in the Lectionary Gospel Text — pastordawn is a Lutheran minister from Canada with great insights and reflections"
While musing on the readings for this coming Sunday, I came across these notes that I made when these readings came up – Baptism of Jesus 2010. I offer them to my preaching colleagues in the hope that we might move beyond the story as it has been read during worship so that we might […]
Read more "Framing What I Think a Christian Theologian’s Life is Characterized By — The Evangelical Calvinist"
Being a Christian theologian is a consequence of being an active participant in the triune life of God in Jesus Christ. In this post I want to explicate, by way of reflecting on the fly, what I think being a Christian theologian entails. Frame One. At a very basic level I think every Christian is […]
Read more "It’s Older than Most New Testament Books, But Not Part of the Canon — Thinking Out Loud"
One of the most important writings of the Patristic period. Every Christian should read and think about the meaning behind what was written over 2000 years ago. RCP
There are two ways, one of life and one of death, and there is a great difference between the two ways. ~Didache 1:1 While New Testament scholars always knew it existed, it was not until 1873 when a dusty, worn copy was pulled off an Istanbul library shelf by an Archbishop who promptly left it […]
Are you transforming your church planting and ministry programs to meet the demands of the Technological Revolution that is happening as we speak? Are you focusing on your congregation’s experience through adaptation of disruptive technologies? Are you innovating new church planting models and new church strategies by driving differentiated value through technology? Are you educating […]Read more "Disruption in the Church: Are You Ready?"
Originally posted on Becketmonk:
Once upon a time, this young man stops at the church to see the priest. He says, “Father, I want to change my life. I want to change my life, my name and my ways of acting. I want you to baptize me.” So, after enrolling in a baptismal program it…
The reading group is the beginning of our transformational journey. Engage in Thought provoking discussion on the life, times and writings of Thomas Merton and the inspiration it brings to our lives in our journey meeting the Living God. As Merton said, “JOIN IN THE GENERAL DANCE.” Our virtual discussion group is the “general dance.” […]Read more "Virtual Reading Club: Thomas Merton"
Read more "A WAY OUT OF THE ORTHODOX CHURCH’S PRESENT CRISIS by Antoine Arjakovsky — ORTHODOXY IN DIALOGUE"
The original French version of this wide-ranging article appeared on December 15, the day of the Reunification Council in Kyiv. This explains why a few of the details are already dated. Yet the substance of Prof. Arjakovsky’s commentary remains a valuable contribution to our dialogue on the current state of the Orthodox Church. The author […]