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The Trinity as Love

It’s only God in us that knows God. It’s God in us that loves God. It’s God in us that recognizes God. Continue Reading The Trinity as Love

Creating a People

Until and unless Christ is someone happening between people, the gospel remains largely an abstraction. Continue Reading Creating a People

Collective Responsibility

Life as Participation Collective Responsibility Wednesday, September 8, 2021 In my talks on Paul, I tried to show how Paul teaches that we are both saints and sinners on a corporate level—and at the same time. Our holiness lies in participating in the wholeness of the Body of Christ. As I said in my Great… Continue Reading Collective Responsibility

Mutual Indwelling

Great Themes of Scripture: New Testament Mutual Indwelling Friday, July 9, 2021 The whole movement of the Bible is toward ever-greater Incarnation and embodiment, until the mystery of mutual indwelling is finally experienced and enjoyed even here in this world, in this life, and in this body. It then becomes the banquet that we call… Continue Reading Mutual Indwelling

Paul: A New Creation

Great Themes of Scripture: New Testament Paul: A New Creation Thursday, July 8, 2021 Paul, the great apostle to the gentiles, is a unique figure in the New Testament. About half of the books in the New Testament bear his name, either because he actually wrote them or because other early Christians attached his name… Continue Reading Paul: A New Creation

A Community of Holy People

Communion of Saints A Community of Holy People Sunday, March 7, 2021 In the fourteenth century, the inspired, anonymous author of The Cloud of Unknowing taught that God in Christ dealt with sin, death, forgiveness, and salvation “all in one lump.” It is a most unusual, even homely, phrase; for me, this corporate and even mystical reading… Continue Reading A Community of Holy People

Solidarity: A Public Virtue

Public Virtue Solidarity: A Public Virtue Sunday, November 1, 2020 Citizens of the United States will finish voting this week. Many of us are feeling demoralized, and many others carry serious distrust of American political institutions. The most vulnerable in a society have already experienced the discouragement from which so many are suffering today. They… Continue Reading Solidarity: A Public Virtue

“Mothering” God

Incarnation “Mothering” God Wednesday, December 25, 2019 Christmas, Feast of the Incarnation Here, in time, we are celebrating the eternal birth which God the Father bore and bears unceasingly in eternity, because this same birth is now born in time, in human nature. St. Augustine says, “What does it avail me that this birth is… Continue Reading “Mothering” God

At the Heart

Cosmology: Part Two At the Heart Thursday, September 5, 2019 In a recent episode of our podcast Another Name for Every Thing, Brie Stoner, Paul Swanson, and I reflected on why people are so uncomfortable when we say things like “Christ is in all things.” I’ve been accused of being a pantheist, but that’s lazy… Continue Reading At the Heart

Cross-cultural Discipleship

Unity and Diversity Cross-cultural Discipleship Wednesday, June 5, 2019 If God is always Mystery, then God is always in some way the unfamiliar, beyond what we’re used to, beyond our comfort zone, beyond what we can explain or understand. Many first learn to love and know God through the familiar, human face of Jesus and… Continue Reading Cross-cultural Discipleship

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