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May 2009 Archives

Do you think that Christian leaders who publicly support same sex marriage, gay rights, etc., should be pushed out of the closet? Last fall, I publicly affirmed gay marriage as a Christian and biblically virtuous lifestyle. Of course, not all […]

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Praying the Bible Intro – lectio divina – reading – meditating – praying – contemplating In the movie The Apostle, Robert Duvall plays Sonny, a preacher-evangelist who has made a few mistakes in his life, one of them a big […]

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Praying the BibleIntro – lectio divina – reading – meditating – praying – contemplating Depending on what version of the Bible you use, the word meditate appears about fifteen times in the Old Testament. (It’s not used at all in […]

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Praying the Bible Intro – lectio divina – reading – meditating – praying – contemplating One of the best meals I’ve ever had was in an upscale restaurant, Daniel’s Bistro, in New York City. My entrée was called the DB […]

Praying the Bible Intro – lectio divina – reading – meditating – praying – contemplating Though dates differ, Guigo II lived from about 1115 to 1198. His official title was the Ninth Prior of the Grand Chartreuse of Carthusians. That’s […]

Recently, Stanley Fish wrote about the problems with the way the liberal intelligentsia thinks about religion vs. science — or reason vs. faith. He was, of course, slaughtered in the comment section of his NYTimes blog by, um, the liberal […]

Praying the Bible Intro – lectio divina – reading – meditating – praying – contemplating For the last couple weeks, I’ve written some ecclesial and theological provocations. For the next couple weeks I’m going to focus on spirituality — namely, […]

Next fall, Doug and I are hosting a learning party in the Twin Cities for people who love Christ, love Christianity, and are interested in the future. The two of us have been given the microphone a lot in the […]

I’m going to close out this week’s topic by looking back to the history of the church — the very early church — to gain a bit more perspective on ordination. I’m currently writing a little book reflecting on the […]

I’ve faithfully read your comments, and John’s post, and here are my rejoinders-by-bullet-point: Ontological Shibboleth: I’ve been accused of creating a straw man in suggesting that denominational ordination tends to grant ontological superiority to those in the clergy caste. I […]