Jesus Creed
October 2007 Archives

Almighty and everlasting God, increase in us the gifts of faith, hope, and charity; and, that we may obtain what you promise, make us love what you command; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and […]

We are participating in an Emergent Church Forum at the American Academy of Religion and Society of Biblical Literature in San Diego. The date is Saturday, November 17, from 9am to 11:30am. The panelists are Tony Jones, Diana Butler Bass […]

City of next year’s World Series champion:

I confess I have never prayed with beads, either the Orthodox kind or the Catholic kind. I confess, though, that I do have a rosary I bought in Asissi and which drapes over a Franciscan cross in my office. So, […]

Marko Rupnik’s In the Fire of the Burning Bush is an exposition of the Christian life by a Roman Catholic in terms of Eastern Orthodoxy. The book is rich, evocative, and penetrating.

How does Jesus counter the framing story of theocapitalism? Here, from Brian McLaren’s Everything Must Change are the four counter framing stories for Jesus.

Every year I keep my eyes open for the book that I will remember as the book I read over the Christmas break. This year I’ve got mine picked out, and if you like well-written but rich history this is […]

We come to the end of our week with chp 8 in Walsh and Keesmaat’s Colossians Remixed, and this week has focused on their hermeneutical move from ancient text to postmodern world — what they are calling a “targum” on […]

I’ve been there only once, but Kris and I will be there next weekend again. This time we will be at the Firs. It is an event open to the public and we’d be glad to meet you. The topic […]

In the book unChristian by Kinnaman and Lyons, the first major area they examine where Christians are unChristian concerns hypocrisy. Don’t roll your eyes this time; there are some important things in this chp that I’m not sure are known […]