I'm reading through Ben Myers' short book The Apostles' Creed: A Guide to the Ancient Catechism, and in the first chapter he says that the creed comes from the "rule of faith," which was a distillation of the faith of the apostles, which is rooted … [Continue reading] about Creeds as sacramental, not just educational
I'm reading through Athanasius' On the Incarnation right now for a church fathers discussion group I'm part of, and came across this lovely thought in parts 27-28. Athanasius says that one of the ways you can see that death has been defeated by the … [Continue reading] about You only really see from the inside
This morning in my normal cycle of prayer, Psalm 54 came up, and I prayed these words, Hear my prayer, O God; give ear to the words of my mouth. For the arrogant have risen up against me, and the ruthless have sought my life, those who have no … [Continue reading] about Should we pray the imprecatory psalms?
My mom sent me this quote from Shauna Niequist on how we come to the table (from her book Bread and Wine): We don’t come to the table to fight or to defend. We don’t come to prove or to conquer, to draw lines in the sand or to stir up trouble. We … [Continue reading] about How we come to the table
Today is the feast day for St. James, the first of the apostles to suffer martyrdom for Christ. We need to recover this kind of self-emptying, sacrificial leadership in the church today. Too often we mimic the self-serving, exploitative, … [Continue reading] about We need more leaders like St. James the Martyr