The number 1 reason to be Anglican? “You get to be both Catholic and Protestant.” Michael Bird Cute! At least, I thought it was. If you know Michael Bird, you get it. If you don’t, you should … know Michael Bird. The following outline frames a confirmation class I hadContinue Reading

The simplicity of this video shows the beauty in the liturgical calendar. Promoting a rhythm for spiritual formation, the calendar portrays the story of God for the people of God. (video source) See also Scot McKnight’s post on the importance of the liturgical calendar.Continue Reading

The Christian faith contains a core set of beliefs, a foundation from which all other Christian beliefs emerge. This core is both necessary and sufficient for defining and declaring the Christian story. Despite the number of times it is told, there is a beauty and deep attraction to this storyContinue Reading

Carmen Imes and Dru Johnson discuss what the imago Dei (image of God) is and is not. Speaking especially from the text of Genesis, some important insights are made. This is an excellent primer to Carmen’s upcoming release,  Being God’s Image: Why Creation Still Matters. The podcast also sheds lightContinue Reading

Of all the books and journal articles I’ve read on the Trinity, Trinitarian Dogmatics: Exploring the Grammar of the Christian Doctrine of God has helped my understanding the most. It covers a great deal of ground and fills many gaps that I’ve had when thinking critically about the triunity ofContinue Reading

God’s Provision, Humanity’s Need: The Gift of Our Dependence offers a fresh and insightful proposal for what it means to be human. With the tools of analytic theology and philosophy, Christa McKirland establishes and unpacks the thesis that all humans have a fundamental need for a second-personal relationship with God. While the notion of “need”Continue Reading

Each Sunday after church we gather in the narthex to socialize a bit. A congregant turned to our rector and asked, “Why the change in the Apostles’ Creed from the ‘I’ believe to the ‘We’ believe?”  It was a really good question and I could not help but recall BenContinue Reading

Another fine, FINE, article on Ian Paul’s site as he teams up with Andrew Bartlett showing that complementarianism and “complementarity” (yep; that’s a thing) fail. Here’s the conclusion: Men and women are the same as each other (human beings, made in God’s image) and are also different from each otherContinue Reading