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Crushing Liberating Theologies: From the Vatican to InterVarsity

I wanted to join InterVarsity when I was in college.

As a fresh-faced evangelical student newly arrived on campus, I signed my email up for half a dozen Christian fellowships on Quad Day: Young Life, InterVarsity, Cru, Christians on Campus, and local Catholic, Baptist, and Pentecostal mailing lists and student groups. 1,519 more words


What Pope Benedict XVI thinks we should wish for

For a moment he was quiet.

The small, slightly stooped figure in white with a shock of like-colored hair pouring out from under his zucchetto remained still. 1,137 more words


Doubt: Faith's Dependable (but not victorious) Companion

Every week an abundantly rich reflection on the coming Sunday’s readings arrives in my inbox from the faculty of Catholic Theological Union (CTU).

As an alumnus of CTU I appreciate the opportunity to read the words of my professors with whom I spent many years studying and whose wisdom continues to pervade my theology. 1,105 more words

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The art of speaking Catholic truth to the secular world

How often have you had the experience of saying something to little effect, only to watch your spouse or best friend say exactly the same thing in different words to the general agreement and appreciation of the listener? 288 more words


Truth. On Emerson's Quote

“God offers to every mind its choice between truth and repose. Take which you please you can never have both.” Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Repose in this context could be leisure, dormancy or any comfort zone. 402 more words

Logos Free Book - Wolfgang Vondey, Pentecostalism: A Guide for the Perplexed

Once again Faithlife is offering a Free “Book of the Month” for your Logos library. For the month of July you can download a copy of… 440 more words