The Horrifying Doctrine Disguised as a Pretty Flower, pts. 1 & 2

Friends, I have this knot inside of me. Part of it is due to a conversation I have been having with another blogger. The knot concerns the theological construct known simultaneously as Calvinism or Augustinianismor Reformed Theology. I’d like to offer a few preliminary thoughts on this subject, but only insofar as it pertains to… Continue reading The Horrifying Doctrine Disguised as a Pretty Flower, pts. 1 & 2

Hans Kung on Being Christian as Being Radically Human

Friends, A friend of mine gave me a copy of Hans Kungs On being a Christian the other day. I have had only a chance to browse through it a couple of times, but today, while studying the way in which the prophet Isaiah uses the word ‘justice’ (Hb tsadiq or tsadiqa), I opened it… Continue reading Hans Kung on Being Christian as Being Radically Human

On Discernment and Birds: An Essay about Diversity in the Church

Friends, Since not all of you will happen to visit CRN.info, I have decided to re-post my latest entry here at Life Under the Blue Sky. While the catalyst for the post was Ingrid Schleuter’s compelling review of the Inspiring Excellence pageant at Tinley Park, Illinois, the bulk of the essay concerns unity in the… Continue reading On Discernment and Birds: An Essay about Diversity in the Church

A follow Up to Desperation: Grace and Faith

Friends, I posted a day or two or three ago about being desperate for Jesus. I used a quote from Mike Yaconelli’s book Messy Spiritualityto convey the idea. Well I re-posted it at CRN.info and Analysis where I have been doing some writing and got some more good feedback from the readers there. One of… Continue reading A follow Up to Desperation: Grace and Faith