• What virtues are most valued in your church community?

    What is the significance of human uniqueness?

    Elaine Ecklund in her new book Why Science and Faith Need Each Other: Eight Shared Values that Move Us Beyond Fear suggests that scientific ...

  • Aug 4

    Patriarchy By Any Other Name is Still Patriarchy

    Graham Hill explores how patriarchy can be undone
    Patriarchy By Any Other Name is Still Patriarchy

    Grace Ji-Sun Kim’s, in her Foreword to Graham Joseph Hill’s wonderful new book, Holding Up Half the Sky (a quotation from Mao Zedong!), asks the big question and sketches an answer:

    How did the church come to discourage ...
  • Aug 3

    Lois McKnight

    Let the music begin!
    Lois McKnight

    My mother, Lois McKnight, passed away Sunday just before noon (August 2) a few months shy of 92 years old. She survived my father, Alex McKnight, by more than a year. They were married almost seventy years, and she was more than ready ...

  • Aug 3

    8 Lies Churches Tell

    Toxic church cultures prop themselves up with false narratives
    8 Lies Churches Tell

    Telling the truth is the habit of a goodness church culture, telling lies is the habit of a toxic church culture.

    Take your pick: the SBC church scandals revealed in newspapers, the Roman Catholic curia as told by journalists, or local ...

  • Aug 2

    Prayer for your Week

    Prayer for the week
    Prayer for your Week

    Let your continual mercy, O Lord,
    cleanse and defend your Church;

    and, because it cannot continue in safety without your help,
    protect and govern it always by your goodness;

    through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with ...

  • Aug 1

    Weekly Meanderings, 1 August 2020

    Our weekly selection of links across the web.
    Weekly Meanderings, 1 August 2020

    Good morning!

    John Donaldson, back to life?

    Eventually, you’ll find the John in question, but unless you know better, you’ll just move on. Six seasons? A 23-22 record?But then maybe you'll do a little more sleuthing, ...
  • Jul 31

    Soul Food

    Soul Food

    Soul Food My trainer reminds me when we work out that I can’t outrun my fork. Here’s what he means by that. I can’t work out hard enough or long enough to make up for my poor nutrition choices. I can’t eat ...

  • Jul 30

    Short Episodes Reveal the Character

    The Gospels as biographies are shaped by revealing but short episodes
    Short Episodes Reveal the Character

    Actions reveal one’s character, Aristotle once observed. Biographies in the ancient world were in tune with Aristotle on this for many of them simply gathered together anecdotes about a person worthy of emulation.

    After her 120 ...

  • Jul 29

    What to call the 20%?

    Kristin Kobes Du Mez narrates cultural evangelicalism
    What to call the 20%?

    This is a fact: some 80% of white evangelical Christians (who voted) voted for Donald J. Trump. This too is a fact: he not only is not one of them but he flaunts Christianity’s essential teachings and behaviors, and evangelicals ...

  • Jul 28

    Social Media and Public Grandstanding

    A new study about "grandstanding"

    Sometimes someone has to say it, so let’s get straight to the point: there’s way too much public grandstanding today. Social media in the time of COVID permits some – too many – to stare at their FB, Twitter, ...

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