For Christians the beginning of the day should not be burdened and haunted by the various kinds of concerns they face during the working day. The Lord stands above the new day, for God has made it. All the darkness and confusion of the night with its dreams gives way to the clear light of … Continue reading The Beauty of Mornings – Bonhoeffer’s Life Together
Is Christian Apologetics Secular and Unbiblical? "Penner’s thesis is thoughtful and provocative. He argues that the modern apologetic enterprise is no longer valid, in that tends toward an unbiblical and unchristian form of Christian witness and does not have the ability to attest truthfully to Christ in our postmodern context. Christians to need change their well-entrenched … Continue reading Recent Reads – A few articles for your afternoon…
From Dietrich Bonhoeffer's classic work on community, Life Together: "Help must come from the outside; and it has come and comes daily and anew in the Word of Jesus Christ, bringing us redemption, righteousness, innocence, and blessedness. But God put this Word into the mouth of human beings so that it may be passed on … Continue reading Listening When Others Speak a God Word – Bonhoeffer’s Life Together
What is love? CS Lewis' great little book, The Four Loves, examines love from a variety of angles. There is affection, friendship, eros (romantic love) and charity. Each of these types of love has a proper place and each can be twisted into something rotten. One of the best lessons from this book for contemporary … Continue reading The Four Loves by CS Lewis (Review)
I just finished reading Dietrich Bonhoeffer's classic work on Christian community, Life Together. It was fantastic, I wish I had read it ten years ago. This book should be must read for seminary students (why wasn't I forced to read it in seminary?). Over the next few weeks, I plan to share quotes from the … Continue reading The Necessity of Physical Presence – Bonhoeffer’s Life Together (Walking with the Saints)
We get a lot of Sweet Potatoes in our CSA. I think, with summer setting in, we'll get less now, but over the winter we got some nearly every week. I like sweet potatoes, but I am sick of them by now. So the question has been: what to do with these sweet potatoes? A … Continue reading Spicy Sweet Potato Soup…Mmmmm….
My whole life I have kept two parts of myself in balance - the nerd part and the sports part. I have always enjoyed the sort of sci-fi/fantasy that defines nerds, especially Star Wars. I have also always enjoyed watching sports, from the NFL to the NCAA tournament. I could hold my own in a … Continue reading Embracing Nerd-dom
After working my way through The Beauty of the Infinite by David Bentley Hart and being incredibly impressed, I sought out more of his books. He wrote a short book , The Doors of the Sea: Where Was God in the Tsunami, on the problem of evil and suffering in light of the 2004 tsunami … Continue reading Two Book Reviews! (Don’t be that impressed, one of the books is super short!)