<i>Prayer Book of the Early Christians</i> : a review

Prayer is part of the sacred heartbeat of the Christian faith. Prayer is learned by praying, alone or with others. Prayer, for many, is also one of the most challenging aspects of the Christian life. As Scot McKnight wrote earlier today: Prayer is not only hard for most Christians, it…

St Basil's cathedral in Moscow

  It occurred to me that I needed some color around here...all the recent photos I've used have been black and white. photo credit: courtesy of Serge 585 | copyright / all rights reserved…

on approaches to bible translation

Last week, I posted a survey on languages and bible preference, which is still open by the way.  (If you haven't spent the 30 seconds necessary to complete its four questions, I would greatly appreciate it.)  Soon after, I came across these thoughts on bible translation in the preface to…

the 'problem' with theology

I have been a student of Christian theology my entire adult life.  I have tested the waters or swum in many diverse Christian traditions from Orthodoxy, Presbyterianism/Congregationalism, Lutheranism, and Methodism/Wesleyanism.  I have well-worn, dog-eared, note-filled theology books from all those great traditions on my bookshelves.  Here's the thing…

The Cross, Our Focus

The very fact that in my mind it goes without saying is probably reason to say it: as Christians, the Cross of Christ is our focus...our focus for doctrine, praxis, theology, liturgy, life in general, etc. Over at 'Glory to God for All Things,' Fr. Stephen has compiled…

Theology...Knowing God

Yesterday at Glory to God for All Things, Fr. Stephen posted marvelous words about placing emphasis in our lives on those things that are important to God.  In his post, he discussed both the necessity and the aim of theology...to know God: And this is theology - to know…