Liturgy: What Is It?

I’m not sure how much you know or understand about liturgy, but I will assume for the sake of this email that it is a fairly limited amount, not because I think you are ignorant or stupid, but only because I assume it hasn’t been on your theological radar per se (as...

Holy Dependency

We were exchanging emails about how to get to a communion service on vacation.  Here is a tiny extract from the conversation: I know exactly what you mean by needing to go.  There’s a holy dependency that’s beginning to form.  We (you and I) actually rely...

Falling in Love With the Church

I’ve never heard of the song, but I love the lyrics!  (X) and I were out last week and we talked quite a bit about different issues, but one was loving and adoring and defending the Church. We both feel we are doing that more and more. I would say we are...

Where Does The Authority Lie?

I found this very interesting book called, “Jesus Through the Centuries” (on my mother-in-law’s bookshelf) by Jaroslav Pelikan who was possibly the greatest scholar of church history and the history of doctrine of the last 50-100 years. Pelikan was...

Teaching the Bible

An excellent Christian scholar (X) was explaining how he lays out all the different views on a subject, then lets the reader decide which he thinks is best.  Here was an email regarding (X)’s practice. In the podcast, he says he takes the warning to teachers in...