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Thoughtfully Following through the Waters

A Guest Post by Kevin Livingston

This is the sixteenth in a series of posts engaging with the sermons in Leaps of Faith: Sermons from the Edge.  This post is a reflection upon a baptismal sermon entitled “Thoughtfully Following through the Waters” (pp. 145-153). The Scriptural text for the sermon was Exodus 14:1-31. Continue reading Thoughtfully Following through the Waters

A Garden in the Wasteland

A Guest Post by Jamie Bay

This is the fourteenth in a series of posts engaging with the sermons in Leaps of Faith: Sermons from the Edge.  This post is a reflection upon an Easter sermon entitled “A Garden in the Wasteland” (pp. 50-56). The Scriptural texts for the sermon were Galatians 5:13-26 and Isaiah 35:1-7.

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With Friends Like These . . .

Earlier this year, Bloomsbury T&T Clark published a collection of conversations between the renowned theological ethicist Stanley Hauerwas and Brian Brock, who teaches at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland.  Brock, who is himself quite an accomplished theological ethicist and is clearly conversant in Hauerwas’s writings, proves to be a worthy interlocutor for Hauerwas.  The book is entitled Beginnings: Interrogating Hauerwas. Continue reading With Friends Like These . . .

Faith in Canada

The Angus Reid Institute recently released the results of a polling study it conducted into the state of faith and spirituality in Canada.  (You can read the report here.)  As one might expect, the role of institutional religion in Canada seems to be continuing to diminish in many respects.  However, the study also suggests that Canadians may be “much less hostile toward religion than declining church attendances might imply.” Continue reading Faith in Canada