Literary theology: quotes and thoughts from contemporary novels

4/9/2019

Provocative insights on religious themes from contemporary novelists ...  On Church: On Easter, she surprised me by wanting to go to church. She said it would be bad luck not to go. Thus Christianity, once an encompassing cathedral built on...

Good Books to Strengthen Pastoral Ministry

3/12/2019

Augustine heard the voice of a child saying, “Take and read, take and read.” He opened a Bible, began to read, and was set on the path of committed discipleship and faithful pastoral ministry as the Bishop of Hippo and...

From the bookshelves: quotes and thoughts from contemporary novelists

2/12/2019

Theological wisdom (and theological foolishness) is not the private preserve of professional theologians. Many contemporary novelists deal sensitively with religious themes, often offering provocative insights that pastors can use to good effect in preaching and teaching. Brief quotes do not...

God and the Art of Happiness

12/4/2018

Augustine heard the voice of a child saying, "Take and read, take and read." He opened a Bible, began to read, and was set on the path of committed discipleship and faithful pastoral ministry as the Bishop of Hippo and...

The Early Preaching of Karl Barth

11/13/2018

Augustine heard the voice of a child saying, "Take and read, take and read." He opened a Bible, began to read, and was set on the path of committed discipleship and faithful pastoral ministry as the Bishop of Hippo and...

Confessing our Faith with John P. Burgess

10/16/2018

Augustine heard the voice of a child saying, "Take and read, take and read." He opened a Bible, began to read, and was set on the path of committed discipleship and faithful pastoral ministry as the Bishop of Hippo and...

Listening in on conversations with Karl Barth

9/18/2018

Augustine heard the voice of a child saying, "Take and read, take and read." He opened a Bible, began to read, and was set on a path of committed discipleship and faithful pastoral ministry as the Bishop of Hippo and...

Hebrew Grammar and Biblical Translations

9/5/2018

Ezekiel was surrounded by the 'likeness' of glory of the LORD, and he heard 'someone' speaking: "eat what is offered to you; eat this scroll, and go, speak to the house of Israel" (Ezekiel 1:28, 3:1). Each week, pastors continue...

More on Bible translations: how many do we need?

8/21/2018

Ezekiel was surrounded by the ‘likeness’ of the glory of the LORD, and he heard ‘someone’ speaking: “eat what is offered to you; eat this scroll, and go, speak to the house of Israel” (Ezekiel 1:28, 3:1). Each week, pastors...

Fall reading selection: Future of Mainline Protestantism

8/7/2018

Suggestion for September reading James Hudnut-Beumler & Mark Silk, eds. The Future of Mainline Protestantism in America. New York: Columbia University Press, 2018 In the Presbyterian year of “The Way Forward Commission,” “The All Agency Review Committee,” and “The 2020...