The Insecurity of the Believer

Over at Mike Cope’s blog the other day, Mike got after the Christians – well meaning, no doubt – who post dumb stuff on billboards, attribute it to Jesus or God, and think they’re helping to usher in the kingdom of God with their incomparable cleverness. Stuff like, “I miss hearing you say, ‘Merry Christmas’Continue reading “The Insecurity of the Believer”

Feasting on the RiverWalk

A couple of quick reviews in case you’re interested in eating along the San Antonio River downtown.  Time was, food along the river was ordinary or worse; the cafes were trading on location and setting – patios along a romantic promenade – but definitely not on the quality of the food. Times, as they say,Continue reading “Feasting on the RiverWalk”

Our Many Debts to Catholicism

I will shortly post an excerpt from Michael Casey’s Sacred Reading:  The Ancient Art of Lectio Divina.  Casey is an Australian Catholic monk from Tarrawarra.  Suffice to say for now that we evangelicals – and I’m not so sure I am one, after all that – owe a great debt to the Catholic Church andContinue reading “Our Many Debts to Catholicism”

A. W. Tozer: Think Accurately of God

McGuiggan’s tagline is “Think Noble Thoughts of God.” Yes, for our sake rather than his. A. W. Tozer’s take on it is that we should think accurately of God: Our idea of God [should] correspond as nearly as possible to the true being of God…A right conception of God is to practical Christian living, whatContinue reading “A. W. Tozer: Think Accurately of God”

Brueggemann on Public [generic] Prayer

William Willimon tells a funny story about a time that he was at a community meeting of some sort and was seated next to the great scholar Walter Brueggemann. In the interest of pluralist sensitivity, presumably, the clergyman officiating at the meeting offered the following prayer: “Great One, source of all being, immerse us inContinue reading “Brueggemann on Public [generic] Prayer”