Monthly Archives: February 2009

I Am What I Am

This is the sermon I gave yesterday at chapel. It comes from 1 Corinthians 15. Now I should remind you, brothers and sisters,* of the good news* that I proclaimed to you, which you in turn received, in which also … Continue reading

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Communal Prayer of Confession

I compiled/wrote this prayer of confession that was shared at the Ash Wednesday service yesterday in chapel.   Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,   We come before you, unworthy of your grace, Unworthy of your love, unworthy of you. We … Continue reading

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Faith as Meeting

Karl Barth writes that the “Christian faith is the meeting with this ‘Immanuel’, the meeting with Jesus Christ and in Him with the living Word of God.” In this encounter we are transformed. We experience grace and grace leads us … Continue reading

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Karl Barth and the Confessing Church

I’ll just say it now. You will probably be reading about Karl Barth quite a bit in the weeks to come. Why you may ask? First, he is maybe the most brilliant theologian of the 20th century. Second, I am … Continue reading

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Book Review: My Beautiful Idol

Pete Gall captures the messiness of being a Christian in his book My Beautiful Idol. Written in a style comparable to Donald Miller or Anne Lamott (Christian memoir marked with humor and utmost honesty). I would not put it on … Continue reading

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Christ Against Culture

A little while back, I reviewed Christ & Culture by H. Richard Niebuhr. One of the things that surprised me most in this book was the response of early Christians to what Christians relationship with the culture should be. Maybe what … Continue reading

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God-Shaped Holes

Everybody who has ever been to an outreach program or heard an evangelist preach has probably heard about this God-shaped hole within human beings. You know, the one that we try to fill with drugs, alcohol, sex, success, money, family, … Continue reading

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