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Christians Aren't Nice

Homily for Sunday, September 18, 2016
Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Luke 16:1-13
Preached at St. John’s, Newtonville

Augustine once remarked that God gives us easy scripture passages to keep us from starving, and difficult passages to keep us from being bored.  1,068 more words

Sunday Homilies

Is There an Entry for “Formation” in the Lutheran Lexicon?

A. On Formation

In those branches of Christian tradition where the term itself is most at home, “formation” is viewed as a deliberate undertaking in which those who are spiritually more mature direct and assist the less mature, and “forming” is seen as an apt term for this process: there are various disciplines and exercises aimed at shaping the Christian life, helping one acquire the proper habits (or virtues) and shed inappropriate ones, and so forth.

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Theology Quotes

Who is the Christian Theologian: Part 2

In yesterday’s post, the first of this series, I suggested that anybody — whether holy or horrible — can say a theologically true statement. All theology done by humankind (or Balaam’s donkey) is “secondhand” because it is only ever… 976 more words

Theology

On Why Christians Should Not Read The Bible

A reflection on Stanley Hauerwas’ Unleashing the Scripture:

I was 9 years old and sitting in one of the front pews at Aldersgate UMC in Alexandria, Virginia when I was called up to the altar and given a red hardback copy of the New Revised Stand Version of the Bible. 905 more words

New Testament

Worry-Free Citizens of a New Creation

“Can we add a single hour to our span of life by worrying? Clearly not. The temptation, however, is to assume that Jesus’ admonition not to worry is some general truth that is true whether Jesus says it or not. 92 more words

God, Stanley Hauerwas, and the Fourth of July

Today our nation celebrates the Fourth of July. Untold sums of people will adorn themselves in red, white, and blue to celebrate the freedoms we hold so dear. 441 more words

Preaching