Category: theology

When satire fails

It’s getting pretty sad when The Onion can’t satirize Christianity. They have a pretty funny piece entitled “I’m not one of those ‘Love thy neighbor’ Christians.” Here’s a sample: My faith in the Lord...

The eschaton on flickr

This time of year our lectionary points us toward the end times. Wonder what the end of the world will look like? Maybe it will look like one of these screen grabs from the...

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...

Bishop Mark Sisk on the financial crisis

New York Bishop Mark Sisk has written a letter on the financial crisis. It’s good stuff — a Christian take on what’s happening and what our response should be as Christians. …such moments of...

Are we still in the salvation business?

Martin Smith asks the question over on the Daily Episcopalian, and he provides some answers. It is a good question to ask about the church. Does the church ‘mean business’? Do we accept that...

Waiting at Lambeth

We are not very good at waiting, especially Americans. Now, now, now. Now! The Lambeth Conference is full of waiting. Beyond the queues at meals, worship, boarding buses, and everything else, there is the...

Poem for Independence Day

O God of earth and altar, bow down and hear our cry, our earthly rulers falter, our people drift and die; the walls of gold entomb us, the swords of scorn divide, take not...

Henley Henson on unity

Thanks to Bishop Alan for this gem: No ideal of unity can satisfy us which fails in range or in quality, i.e. which leaves outside the visible church any genuine disciple of the Lord...