Josh Ray, our preaching apprentice, and I just returned from Lipscomb University’s Conference on Preaching. It featured Walter Brueggemann, Brian Mclaren, Cleophus J. LaRue, Jerry Taylor, John York, Mark Hamilton, and Dennis Dewey.
In a superb essay Andy Crouch explains why the current economic meltdown may be cause for hope. Here is one of his most thought-provoking paragraphs: “…here is the good news in our very real and sobering predicament: Easy is not going to be easy any longer. Our culture’s addiction to ease is unsustainable. A core [...]
1 In my former book, Theophilus, I wrote about all that Jesus began to do and to teach 2 until the day he was taken up to heaven, after giving instructions through the Holy Spirit to the apostles he had chosen. 3 After his suffering, he presented himself to them and gave many convincing proofs [...]
Fr. Kilian McDonnell is a Benedictine monk/theologian at St. John’s Abbey in Collegeville, MN. At age 75, he began writing poetry. This intriguing poem of his was featured in the Pentecost 2008 edition of Journal for Preachers: The Call of Abraham Now the Lord said to Abram, “Go from your country.” Genesis 12:1 Talk about [...]