• Apr 10

    Good Friday

    A reading for Good Friday
    Good Friday

    Isaiah 52:13-53:12

    See, my servant shall prosper;
    he shall be exalted and lifted up,
    and shall be very high.

    Just as there were many who were astonished at him --so marred was his appearance, beyond human semblance,and his form beyond ...

  • Apr 10

    Our Mission Hasn't Changed

    Church hasn’t been cancelled. Church can’t be cancelled. If the gates of hell can’t shut the church down, neither will COVID-19.  
    Our Mission Hasn't Changed

    The Mission Hasn’t Changed

    In Middle Tennessee, no one can seem to get through a sentence without using the phrase, “unprecedented times”. Every time a newscaster reads the daily headlines, every time a politician ...

  • Francis Collins had a conversation Monday night with Jim Stump and Deb Haarsma of BioLogos. For those who don't know, Francis Collins is the Director of the National Institutes of Health, following on a successful career as head ...

  • Apr 8

    What is God like?

    Pondering God through a parable of Jesus
    What is God like?

    What is God like?

    Luke 11:5-8 CEB

    Throughout the gospels, Jesus uses parables to teach people about the Kingdom of God and the character of God. Parables are stories that use common, every day points of reference in order to make spiritual ...

  • Apr 8

    COVID in Australia: Are Humans Made to Isolate Themselves?

    We are all in this together
    COVID in Australia: Are Humans Made to Isolate Themselves?

    We are all in the boat together. Kevin Giles writes from Australia

    Who in Australia could have imagined in late February 2020 that Qantas would ground all its planes and stand down 20,000 staff, Myers, would close all of its stores ...

  • We expect dates and numbers to fit - to work - with mathematical precision. We know our ages and dates of birth. The age of our country, dated to the Declaration of Independence, officially July 4 1776 (for those of us in the US of ...

  • Apr 7

    Leaders Worthy of Copying

    We learn by emulation more than by information
    Leaders Worthy of Copying

    We learn most from those we copy or imitate though most think education is mostly about information. It’s not. It’s mostly about imitation and emulation. (Tweet that.)

    The reason I like Douglas Campbell’s Pauline ...

  • Apr 6

    Our Reluctant War God

    Perhaps we need to emphasize Yahweh's reluctance about war
    Our Reluctant War God

    No single collection of texts resolves all the problems connected to God and war in the Old Testament, not even the texts that show Israel’s “redemptive” or “incremental” ethic. But one set of texts, ...

  • Apr 5

    Prayer for the Week

    Prayer for the week
    Prayer for the Week

    Almighty and everliving God,

    in your tender love for the human race
    you sent your Son our Savior Jesus Christ
    to take upon him our nature,
    and to suffer death upon the cross,
    giving us the example of his great humility:

    Mercifully grant ...

  • Apr 4

    Weekly Meanderings, 4 April 2020

    Our weekly selection of links across the web.
    Weekly Meanderings, 4 April 2020

    Kris and I wish you health and safety during this time of chaos and stress. We are particularly aware of all the moms and dads who are suddenly home schooling children, and pray for it to become a source of joy and love.

    Let us care ...

Books & Resources

Pastor Paul (Theological Explorations for the Church Catholic)

Pastor Paul (Theological Explorations for the Church Catholic)

Brazos Press
2019-10-01T00:00:01Z
272 pp., 15.69
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Reading Romans Backwards: A Gospel of Peace in the Midst of Empire

Reading Romans Backwards: A Gospel of Peace in the Midst of Empire

Baylor University Press
2019-07-15T00:00:01Z
236 pp., 27.99
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