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The ruins at Pompei are enormous and breathtaking. We tromped through the place for about 4 hours … with the specter of Vesuvius in the background, one could not avoid imagining what it was like in 79 AD when Vesuvius […]

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If step one in Stackhouse’s theory of Christian realism is to sketch his method, step two is to provide the big themes that put all of Christian realism and ethics in context. This is all found in chp 6 of […]

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Sam Warren, a former pastor and now the national director of Christian nurture in the Advent Christian Church invited me to give two workshops and be a plenary speaker at the Triennial meetings of the denomination. So, Saturday morning I […]

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We stayed in Ravello, a small town sitting atop a mountainous region above the Amalfi coastline. Today I want to post some pictures of the various places on the coastline we visited on our vacation.

Here is a picture of the Christian basilica in Ostia antica from about the 4th Century. Perhaps this is one attended by Augustine. If you have eyes to see, Kris is at the back.

O Lord, make us have perpetual love and reverence for your holy Name, for you never fail to help and govern those whom you have set upon the sure foundation of your loving?kindness; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives […]

It was a long, long day … from the time we got up in Ostia antica and went to bed at home in Libertyville was about 24 hours. But we’re up bright and early this morning and here are some […]

I [or We] have a book coming out this winter in a series with Thomas Nelson. The series is about returning to ancient practices and my [or our] book is on Fasting. Here is a pdf of the cover … […]

This is the time of the year when many professors are thinking about textbooks for next year, and I’ve come across one for Jesus of Nazareth classes. I’m wondering, in particular, if anyone out there has used this book in […]

Gordon Macdonald, upon a trip to South Africa to speak, was met by Trevor Hudson. Gordon said this of Trevor: “I quickly learned I was teaming up with a man younger in years but older in spiritual maturity.” I, too, […]

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