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A Thought on Spiritual Disciplines

Do you ever feel that your spiritual exercises are producing little in the way of results? However we might measure or define the word “result” we’ve all experienced times when prayer, participation in worship, meditation, or other spiritual disciplines seemed hollow and rote. 225 more words

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Clément: The Trinity as Taught by the Church Fathers

Olivier-Maurice Clément (1921 – 2009) – was an Orthodox Christian theologian, who taught at St. Sergius Orthodox Theological Institute in Paris, France.  There he became one of the most highly regarded witnesses to early Christianity, as well as one of the most prolific. 334 more words

New Nuggets

Hate Your Family?

Whoever comes to me and does not hate father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes, and even life itself, cannot be my disciple.  723 more words

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Religious Animosity

Yesterday was St. Bartholomew’s Day and it got me to thinking about religious animosity. Bartholomew was one of the 12 and the New Testament tells us very little about him, but ancient tradition held that he was a missionary to Armenia and suffered martyrdom there when his skin was flayed from his body. 258 more words

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Double Perichoresis: God and human experience

Excerpt from Jan-Olav Henriksen, Life, Love, and Hope. God and Human Experience. Eerdmans, 2014.

In the history of theology, perichoresis is a notion used to articulate the hypostatic union of the three divine persons of the Trinity, as well as the union of the two natures of Christ. 548 more words

Being Human

Gender Roles in Marriage and Perichoresis: the Dance of the Trinity

Yesterday at White Fields I taught on Colossians 3:12-25. The first part of that text is the one I usually use when I officiate weddings. The title of my message was “Gospel Reenactment” ( 870 more words


Most Naturally an Atheist

I don’t believe in God and

I don’t know anything about God.

But I keep having this experience –

in liturgy, in family, in bread, and wine, and life – 99 more words

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