Obedient Disobedience

Obedient Disobedience

The early church ran with a strange and reckless obedience to God, unwilling to submit to any who commanded them to disobey the teachings of our Lord. What inspired such courage? Eugene Peterson gives as good an explanation as any: When Paul’s companion Luke set out...
Ryver Shalom: In Memoriam

Ryver Shalom: In Memoriam

Saturday morning, my sister and brother-in-law buried their son, Ryver. He was 8 weeks old. But Ryver’s 8 weeks were spent in the womb. In the minds of many Americans, that doesn’t count. They would object to me calling what happened Saturday a funeral. It was a...
Christian Materialism

Christian Materialism

Can we right apply the term “sacrament” to marriage and meals? In this essay, I hope to stimulate Protestants to think about creation in more sacramental categories and to view our rituals as transformative by God’s design. I’ll defend the goodness of matter as...

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