Bird & Keener En Route

keenerReading two new books upon their arrival over the next few weeks. With family visits this summer and travels to the Northeast, my posts will be sparse, but I do hope to write up some thoughts once I receive these. Arriving first is Craig Keener’s newest The Mind of the Spirit: Paul’s Approach to [ more ]

Vincent

Vincent Van Gogh is a man for whom Proverbs 14:10 was written.

“Each heart knows its own bitterness and no one else can share its joy.”

We all “suffer for our sanity,” but I suspect Van Gogh suffered more than many. Of all the impressionists, Monet, Degas, Renoir, Cézanne and Manet, et al. it is [ more ]

Trinity Sunday

In honor of Trinity Sunday, I’m reposting my entire review of Charles C. Twombly’s Perichoresis and Personhood: God, Christ, and Salvation in John of Damascus in hopes of drawing attention to this most important work. It is a must-read for those who wish to plunge the depths of Trinitarian theology, Christology and our union with [ more ]

Evangelicals Embracing Evolution

This is worth every nanosecond of your next 17 minutes and 34 seconds.

See also my posts Evolution or Faith: Blocks that Cause Stumbling and

Wine Spirituality?

Likely a full-on review coming for the new book by Gisela Kreglinger titled The Spirituality of WineThe Spirituality of Wine. These quotes are intended to whet your appetite (every pun intended!). I’m half way finished and really enjoying this!

“All things have spiritual meaning in the Christian faith precisely because of our belief that God created the

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What Does It Mean to Follow Jesus?

Yet another sermon, this one I believe going down in the archives of “Best Sermons Ever”. Preached Sunday, May 8, 2016, by our associate rector, Rev. M. David Cumbie. David’s heart for practical faith beats rapidly throughout and I expect that every Christ follower will be moved by his faithful and prophetic voice to [ more ]

“The Gesture of Love Always Leaves a Mark”

On May 1, 2016, at our beloved Holy Trinity Anglican Church I was confirmed into the Anglican tradition. Our bishop, the Rt. Rev. Steve Wood of St. Andrew’s Church, presented the following message. I found it incredibly inspiring and I do hope you’ll take time to listen and be equally encouraged. Also, check out [ more ]

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