Mandela, Matthew, and What Is Getting Done or, Reading from a Different Location

Mandela, Matthew, and What Is Getting Done or, Reading from a Different Location

I remember the shantytown. After a week of staying on the Golden Mile watching the tide come and go looking out across the Indian Ocean, walking the boardwalk between meetings, taking countless photographs, and largely sharing the experience of an American tourist, I rode north out of town with my host for the day. Our… Read More

Taming Theologians – A Different Bonhoffer?

We like to tame our theologians. We fit them into our own matrix of orthodoxy and then lay claim to be an heir. Scot McKnight recently offered a review of Molly Worthen’s, Apostle’s of Reason: The Crisis of Authority in American Evangelicalism. He posted a second installment yesterday. I look forward to reading Worthen’s book… Read More

Advent Cometh Looking for an Ironic Community

Advent Cometh Looking for an Ironic Community

Three celebrations occur(ed) this week. Sunday some Christian congregations took time to consider the reign of Christ on Christ the King Sunday. Thursday we celebrate Thanksgiving. And then there is Black Friday. No one really wants to read the preacher rehashing what the preacher preached when he last preached. So we will look ahead. Advent… Read More

Abandoned – Friday Photo

Abandoned – Friday Photo

We seldom abandon completely. Sure we may not make an old cabin our current home. But, these structures that remain contain traces that in their own right keep memory alive. Once wonders, “What was this cabin used for?” “What prompted its neglect?” “What took its place?” Every day is pregnant with historical significance. Today is… Read More

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