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
Here's part of a Karl Barth quote from The Epistle to the Romans that Alan Jacobs put on his blog recently (emphases mine): We must not, because we are fully aware of the internal opposition between the Gospel and the Church, hold ourselves aloof … [Continue reading] about Church participation as suffering
I'm reading through Athanasius' On the Incarnation right now for a church fathers discussion group I'm part of, and (this may not surprise anyone) it's just fantastic. A few observations from just the first few pages: God's love and goodness are at … [Continue reading] about Athanasius on the Incarnation