Reading…

I've been on a reading kick lately (more than usual), so I have many books about which to blog, but not enough time.  So I'll note a few now, and come back to them some other day.  I also hope to finish my notes on David VanDrunen's Natural Law and Two Kingdoms book very soon. …

God’s New Language

Here are a few thought provoking words for the day from Stanley Hauerwas. "At Pentecost God created a new language, but it was a language that is more than words.  It is instead a community whose memory of its savior creates the miracle of being a people whose very differences contribute to their unity.  We …

The Nativity: Syrupy Sentimentality

Here's a great one liner to ponder today. "One of the great enemies of the gospel is sentimentality, and the stories surrounding Jesus' birth have proven to be ready material for maudlin sentiment." Stanley Hauerwas, Matthew, (Grand Rapids: Brazos, 2006), 35. shane lems sunnyside wa

Our Father

"Some people are offended that we are taught to address God as Father. The greater offense may be the little word Our. In this prayer we are taught to pray, not as individuals, but as the church. When we say ‘Our,’ we are not being possessive. Many a person has come to grief attempting to …

Being a Single Christian, or Christian Singleness

Sometimes amidst the intense debates concerning home-schooling, Christian schooling, focusing on the family, political marriage issues, and the like, we end up forgetting an important teaching from Paul: 1 Corinthians 7.8. It is really good to remain unmarried. Paul repeats this a few times (1 Cor. 7.1, 26-28, 37-38). Actually, though it sounds odd to …

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