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Isaac Watts On the Church

“What tho’ the Gates of Hell withstood, yet must this building rise: ‘tis thy own Work, Almighty God, And wondrous in our Eyes”[i] Isaac Watts must have dearly loved the Psalter and the praises he found there.  To spend the time and ener...
by The Church of Jesus Christ on Jul 22, 2016

The Danger of Outsourcing Morality

Some characteristically thoughtful words here from Jonathan Sacks in his acceptance speech for the Templeton Prize: A free society is a moral achievement. Without self-restraint, without the capacity to defer the gratification of instinct, and witho...
by Per Crucem ad Lucem on Jul 21, 2016

With Martha Nussbaum, the ‘Captain of Her Soul’

Rachel Aviv’s piece on Martha Nussbaum, published in The New Yorker, really is a wonderful read: “To be a good human being,” [Nussbaum] has said, “is to have a kind of openness to the world, the ability to trust uncertain things beyond...
by Per Crucem ad Lucem on Jul 21, 2016

Two Unrelated Stories

Harvard University’s been in the news. Well, Harvard makes the news, so that not news. The first story that has appeared is that Harvard, like me, is giving it away. Information on religion, that is. Like a fire sale. Or … Continue reading &#...

Life and Death in a Fallen World

Last week we buried a 25-year-old. Her three-year-old will grow up only knowing Mommy from stories and a few cellphone videos. Of course, she's not the only young person to die. There are a lot of people burying their babies — be they 4 or 54. Her...
by Homeward Bound on Jun 16, 2016

Between Pain and Grace by Peterman, Schmutzer

Between Pain and Graceby Gerald W. Peterman,Andrew J. SchmutzerISBN-13: 9780802409676Paperback: 352 pagesPublisher: Moody PublishersReleased: June 7, 2016Source: ebook review copy from the publisher through NetGalley.Book Description, Modified from G...
by ChristFocus Book Club on Jun 13, 2016

Patriarch Ignatius IV on the Renewal and Reunion of the Church

The post Patriarch Ignatius IV on the Renewal and Reunion of the Church appeared first on Unsettled Christianity. My books are now available on Amazon. Praying in God's Theater, Meditations On the Book of Revelation, Mimetic Criticism and the Gosp...
by The Church of Jesus Christ on Jun 9, 2016

When John Piper speaks, look East

Famous internet troll, John Piper, recently quipped, God does not punish innocent children for the sins of guilty parents. There are no innocent children. (Deuteronomy 5:9; Ezekiel 18:20) — John Piper (@JohnPiper) June 7, 2016 When he does this...
by The Church of Jesus Christ on Jun 8, 2016

I saw the light

There has been a good deal of talk lately about personal revelations from God. I am encouraged by such talk in general. God does indeed still speak. I want to deal with some claims specifically though. This is the latest in a trend of those who suppo...
by The Church of Jesus Christ on Jun 6, 2016

The Seven Sacraments as the Gospel acted out

The Seven Sacraments held by the various Catholic communions are often dismissed by Protestants as superfluous to Scripture. Perhaps they are, but that is not the argument I want to make. Rather, I want to suggest we see them as the exact representat...
by The Church of Jesus Christ on Jun 1, 2016

The myth of agree to disagree

In The United Methodist Church we are using the phrase “agree to disagree” an awful lot these days. I am not so sure that we understand what it implies though. I am going to try and unpack how we can agree to disagree and how we can not...
by The Church of Jesus Christ on May 27, 2016

The Philosopher’s Lexicon: Soteriology

Welcome back to The Philosopher’s Lexicon. My primary goal in this series is to explore common philosophical vocabulary, hopefully transforming these words from useless jargon into meaningful terms. My secondary goal is to highlight how contentiou...
by Stories & Soliloquies on May 20, 2016

ERB Weekly Digest – Slow Church, Walter Brueggemann, Charles Williams, Diversity in Theology – May 13, 2016

    Check out the New Slow Church Study Guide! And also the new SlowChurch.com website… (Enter to win a Slow Church Book Club Bundle!!!)   The Enneagram – 5 Kindle EBooks for 1.99 each!   Kindle ebook bargain… Chosen...
by The Englewood Review of Books on May 13, 2016

Theological Fitness, Why We Need a Fighting Faith [Book review]

Theological Fitness, Why We Need a Fighting Faith by Aimee Byrd, P&R Publishing, 2015 A fighting faith? Perhaps you are …Continue reading →...
by Enough Light on May 10, 2016

What Are We to Think of the Prophets and Apostles that Exist Today? Part 1

Today's Christian is often overwhelmed by a complete lack of knowledge regarding God's Word. Because of it, too many are tossed to and fro, running here and there, seeking the next religious fad. At the same time, we are told that to relay too much o...
by Study-Grow-Know on May 7, 2016

The Philosopher’s Lexicon: Theodicy

Welcome back to The Philosopher’s Lexicon. My primary goal in this series is to explore common philosophical vocabulary, hopefully transforming these words from useless jargon into meaningful terms. My secondary goal is to highlight how contentiou...
by Stories & Soliloquies on May 6, 2016

End Times Prophets are at It Again

Evil is on the move and just because that's happening, it does not mean that God is powerless or unable to complete His will unless the Church steps up. As I've stated numerous times before, God is allowing Satan near-free reign over this world so th...
by Study-Grow-Know on May 5, 2016

Muslim Wazifa for Leaving Drug Addiction Nashe Ki Adat

The post Muslim Wazifa for Leaving Drug Addiction Nashe Ki Adat appeared first on yaALLAH.in. بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم Bismillah hirRahman nirRaheem With The Name of ALLAH, The Beneficent and The Merciful SallALLAHU ‘Ala Mu’hamma...
by yallaah on May 4, 2016

Book Review: L. Michael Morales, Who Shall Ascend the Mountain of the Lord?

Morales, L. Michael. Who Shall Ascend the Mountain of the Lord? A Biblical Theology of the Book of Leviticus. New Studies in Biblical Theology 37. Downers Grove, Ill.: InterVarsity, 2015. 190 pgs., Pb.; $22.00 Link to IVP In this contribution to the...
by Reading Acts on May 4, 2016

Book Review: L. Michael Morales, Who Shall Ascend the Mountain of the Lord?

Morales, L. Michael. Who Shall Ascend the Mountain of the Lord? A Biblical Theology of the Book of Leviticus. New Studies in Biblical Theology 37. Downers Grove, Ill.: InterVarsity, 2015. 190 pgs., Pb.; $22.00 Link to IVP In this contribution to the...
by Reading Acts on May 4, 2016


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