Category: kingdom

Going Cheney on climate

Last week, Thomas Friedman’s Tuesday column in the New York Times began like this: In 2006, Ron Suskind published “The One Percent Doctrine,” a book about the U.S. war on terrorists after 9/11. The...

Becoming Advent people

Around Easter every year, it becomes common for a few weeks to start talking about our Christian lives as an “Easter people.” That’s fine, but I kind of wish we sometimes thought about ourselves...

My letter from God

It’s not every day that one gets a message directly from God. Of course, “God” didn’t seem to know my name, as this was how the letter was addressed: OK, so I didn’t take...

Let us now praise caustic persons

There are no saints of the status quo. I can think of no examples of saints who were canonized for their success in keeping the same-old, same-old up. But I can think of dozens...

The communion of saints

In keeping with my sometime habit of posting icons on feast days, here are a few saints from the British Isles and Ireland. From here.

Meditation for the First Sunday in Lent

Now after John was arrested, Jesus came to Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God, and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near; repent, and believe in the...

Agent provocateur

My friend Greg Cole has the right take on John the Baptist, I think. This is a timely reminder that Advent is not really meant to be a sentimental time for Hallmark Christianity, but...

Primer on the missional church

J. R. Woodward has written a primer — an encyclopedic posting and catalog of links, really — on the missional church. This phrase, proliferating amongst the trendies of church-land, is packed with meaning. It...

Scenes from London Day

Bishops from Sierra Leone waiting for the bus to London. ACNS/Gunn The march through London. ACNS/Gunn The rally inside Lambeth Palace. The Prime Minister listens as the Archbishop of Canterbury speaks. ACNS/Gunn