My previous post, Biblical Images of Salvation, opened up a considerable body of thought and writing that I have been preoccupied with for at least four decades.
How long, O Lord? How long? How long till we can get ourselves untangled from the cords of Covid?
It has now been five or six years since I wrote a series of twenty four essays on the subject of Atonement. Upon completion of that year-long project, I was satisfied that I had done my homework as best as I could at the time.
The central thesis of this book is that “The Improbable Rise of Christianity in the Roman Empire,” was largely due to the fact that early Christians trusted in the “patient ferment” of God and their way of life together.
In his latest book, Faith Beyond Doubt; Why Your Beliefs Stopped Working and What to Do About it, I see McLaren doing two things.
In one sense, Jesus of the East; Reclaiming the Gospel for the Wounded, makes explicit what many contemporary Christian writers have been saying for quite some time; namely, that the western church would be enriched if it paid closer attention to faith perspectives in the Eastern Church.
Sometimes I have found myself strangely moved while reading one of the classics written well before I was born.
Recently I heard Al Sharpton speak at the funeral service for George Floyd in Minneapolis.
Ruth recently reminded me on the morning of April 8th, that it was exactly three years ago that our family helped us move from Steinbach to Altona, Manitoba in 2017.