I found this post over at God’s Politics – Jim Wallis’ blog it was a statement about Ted Haggard and the issues that were raised in the last couple weeks, and I think it’s really good to read.
Emily pointed this political cartoon out to me the other day. It’s more true than we’d like to admit.
In keeping with the conversation at bay, MacIntyre’s words on protest are fitting. In his seminal work “After Virtue” he focuses on arguing how and why the “Enlightenment project” failed. Essentially it is because the modern period has stripped away from humanity any social context in which to couch morality and instead focused solely onContinue reading “Alasdair Macintyre On Rights and Protest: Are We Just Talking To Ourselves?”
There was a question about what I meant in terms of a small church from a commenter the other day, I thought I’d address here.
Today I spent time reading a dissertation by a now-graduated Fuller student named Brad Kallenberg. And I found something interesting that points toward a strength within Quaker theory and how it might help other young churches.???
I spent this past weekend at the Politics and Spirituality conference with the Beatitudes Society both of which I have much to write about and will do so over the next week or two. But in this moment I continue to think of this day as the anniversary of September 11, one of the saddestContinue reading “Do Not Be Afraid…”
After writing three posts about things to look for when church shopping, I got to thinking about what things people would be looking for when they asked those questions. I am of the opinion that we all have certain things we look for when trying to find a church. So here are some of theContinue reading “Things I Value in A Church: A Confession of Faith?”
Many of us have visited multiple churches in our lives, some stand out more and other’s we probably don’t remember much about. For many people what stands out most is what happens during the service, the kind of preaching, what was preached, the music, how the sacraments were handled. These parts of the service areContinue reading “How Do We Look For The Theology of A Church? Part III”
Continuing on from the first post in this series we will look at what are some things to look for in when we are church shopping and only have a brief time to get to know a little about the community we are checking out. (Also note there are many assumptions being made in theseContinue reading “More Questions to Ask When Church Shopping: Part II”
Emily and I are back from our 2 week vacation in the Midwest. We had a lovely time seeing family in Friends in Ohio, and Nashville. And we thoroughly enjoyed our anniversary which we spent in Ludington Michigan at a great Bed and Breakfast called Cartier Mansion. I will post pictures soon. While we wereContinue reading “How Do We Look For the Theology of A Church? Part I”