Bishop Methodius (d. 312)

In my year-long trek through the Ante Nicene Fathers I have found some great treatises, homilies, and other writings.  One father that I recently finished reading is Methodius, bishop of Olympus and Patara and then Tyre until he was martyred in 312.  Though he learned much from Origen, Methodius was largely critical of him, as is evident in at least two of his …

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

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