Today is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the Great Forty Days. For a second straight year we will witness the juxtaposition of the foremost penitential season of the church year with the continuing restrictions and death-dealing associated with the pandemic. Continue reading “Remember You Are Dust . . .”
When I was teaching in Toronto, there was a period of several years in a row where I read Lesslie Newbigin’s Foolishness to the Greeks with my students. I consider the book, written in 1986, to be something of a 20th century theological classic. As evidence of that, I did try a few years ago to blog through Newbigin’s seven essentials for a church seeking a genuine missionary encounter with Western culture. I only made it through the first four before other endeavors required my attention, but you can find links to those previous posts here. Continue reading Newbigin’s Prophetic Insight
I am incredibly grateful for the breadth, depth, and overall quality of the forthcoming issue of our re-imagined theological journal Didaskalia on the theme of worship. You can view the full table of contents below I am also pleased to announce that we have made special arrangements to make the issue available to all interested readers for the mere cost of postage. You can sign up to receive the first issue at this special promotional rate here. Continue reading Worship Issue of Didaskalia – Special Promotion
I sometimes challenge my students to reflect more deeply upon the reality of the Christian faith in our post-[insert your choice of noun here: Christian, modern, secular, truth, etc.] context by inverting the popular cultural slogan and claiming that I’m “religious but not spiritual.” Continue reading More Religion?
In addition to my responsibilities in the classroom, I am also serving as the editor of Didaskalia, the theological journal of Providence Theological Seminary. Alongside of a new editorial board, I have been engaged in the work of reimagining the journal and what it might look to publish interdisciplinary theological reflection in service of the church. The first issue of the relaunched Didaskalia journal is on the theme of worship and will be appearing within the next week or so. Continue reading New Issue of Didaskalia