Memoirs, Divine Providence, and Historical Theology — WIT

This past winter break I read a couple memoirs of scholars of religion and theology and I’m very struck by the similarities between them, despite working in vastly different areas and different approaches to the study of religion. Additionally, I’m very struck by the way in which both emphasize the importance of a historical understanding of religion, though neither one explicitly is arguing for my field—historical theology.

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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We, the Redeemed

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…

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Virtual Reading Club: Thomas Merton

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.” […]

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