New Social Wholeness

The church is then not simply the bearer of the message of reconciliation, in the way a newspaper or a telephone company can bear any message with which it is entrusted. Nor is the church simply the result of a message, as an alumni association is the product of a...

Commenting

Sometimes I get asked why I haven’t posted in a while…I am flattered that people are actually reading the verbiage I’m putting out. Here’s my typical answers (depending on the day and the mood): 1) I am overworked in school and work and...

Party Foul in the Coffee Shop

Okay…I’m sitting in a coffee shop and trying to read ‘til my eyes bleed just to keep up with all the work I have for my classes. Well, I am really getting into a section in my book and a horrendous odor creeps into my nostrils. At first I bend down...

Emotive Religion

For although to true religion there must indeed be something else besides affection; yet true religion consists so much in the affections, that there can be no true religion without them…As on the one hand, there must be light in the understanding, as well as an...

Fluffy Faith

In those days there was no king in Israel. Everyone did what was right in his own eyes (Judges 17.6). The yoga teacher sits in a lotus position atop a polished wooden platform. Behind her, verdant woods are visible through panoramic windows. Gentle music tinkles from...