What’s New (Page 2)

What’s New (Page 2)

Maintain Marriage Integrity

  Here is a poster I adapted for the concept of Marriage Integrity.  In our current talking culture’s hourly attack on what is labelled traditional marriage, it is difficult to respond without being slandered by supposedly “progressive”  redefinitions.  For instance, to adopt their politically biased terminology and speak of a “ban” on X marriage is to forestall rational discussion of the issue.  To label someone as “banning X” is simply bald assertion and begging the question.   Nothing is being…

The Last Beattitude and The Trophy for Caring

The Last Beattitude & the Trophy for Caring      The Beatitudes were Jesus’ beginning statement in the Sermon on the Mount which began with, “Blessed are …..”    Do you recall the last Beattitude mentioned by the Lord?  It is in Matthew 5:11:  “Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so they persecuted the…

When Tolerance Becomes Slothful

When Tolerance Becomes SLOTHFUL   Part of our reflections this Lent have involved reminding ourselves of the seven (even eight) deadly sins, those squid-tentacled sins that stick to us and ensure there are more entrapping arms to come.  We pondered what is THE deadly sin of America, and saw there are surely several strong candidates.  It came as a surprise to me, but the more I considered it, the more I came to see the “pedestrian” and “sleepy” sin of…

Freedom of Simplicity

This Sunday we consider Contentment.  One helpful writer in this regard is Richard Foster, who wrote the now classic Celebration of Discipline, and followed that book with a detailed treatment of one specific discipline entitled,  Freedom of Simplicity.  What follows is a link to read an excerpt from the book, which has benefited quite a few folks in seeking first the kingdom. Freedom of Simplicity  

Class main Text wins 2011 Ramsey Prize for Theological Writing

“The Michael Ramsey Prize is intended for theological writing which, by freshness and originality, somehow changes the theological landscape, and also serves the needs of the Church …  ”  We are glad to see confirmation of our high recommendation of David Bentley Hart’s book,  Atheist Delusions, by its winning the 2011 Michael Ramsey Prize last month. Michael Ramsey Prize 2011 (click to view) So what if I don’t have time this summer to read the artistic and engaging Atheist Delusions?…

Jesus Prays for Oneness

Jesus prayed for the Oneness of His followers.  Here is a poster I put together to illustrate the mutual relationality of discipleship.