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In Eugene Peterson’s new book, Practice Resurrection: A Conversation on Growing Up in Christ , we are treated to a response to the posted from Wednesday about criticizing the church. What is the church? Do you tend to idealized the earliest churches? …Read More

There is nothing predictable about Eugene Peterson’s set of books, Conversations on Spiritual Theology. After volume one I had a hunch of what volume two would be; but not so and so on and so on. Now we get volume …Read More

Almighty God, whose blessed Son was led by the Spirit to be tempted by Satan: Come quickly to help us who are assaulted by many temptations; and, as you know the weaknesses of each of us, let each one find …Read More

This post concludes our series with Chris Hall, author of Worshiping With the Church Fathers , a book that examines how the earliest fathers — theologians and pastors and leaders — understood spirituality. Eucharist and baptism, prayer, and withdrawal are Hall’s …Read More

I knew it would eventually be done, and it has: Paraclete has produced a beautiful NIV Psalter called: The Paraclete Psalter: A 4-Week Cycle for Daily Prayer .   I have used for years The Book of Common Prayer , and …Read More

Chris Hall, in Worshiping With the Church Fathers , examines another topic — withdrawal into the desert — and it leads me to ask a question, one that I hope you give some thought and then weigh in: Why do you …Read More

Chris Hall, in Worshiping With the Church Fathers , examines St Augustine’s letter to Proba about prayer, and in that letter, Augustine said this: “… pray to God in world at certain fixed hours and times, so that we may encourage …Read More

Chris Hall, in Worshiping With the Church Fathers , examines the topic of prayer in the fathers and he has several chps because the topic of prayer was so central to the worship of the early fathers. Proba, a woman, wrote …Read More

Chris Hall, in Worshiping With the Church Fathers , examines the topic of prayer in the fathers and lands on an insight that is fundamental to prayer: Our image of God. That is, what image of God do we have in …Read More

Chris Hall, in Worshiping With the Church Fathers , examines the topic of prayer in the fathers and begins with a rather bald description of his own difficulties in praying — that paragraph is worth the price of the chp — …Read More