Category: Theology and Practice

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Book Review: Keeping Place by Jen Pollock Michel

When Francis and Edith Schaeffer were writing about issues like ecology, home, and place in the late 1960s and early 70s, they were to the best of my knowledge the only evangelicals doing so. While they laid great foundations with Pollution...

/ June 12, 2017

The Oppressive Church Has Tried to Get Independent Teachers Under Their Authority Since the Beginning

Ephesus – AD 52 – Darkest Timeline Caius and Nikola linger in the front room, waiting for Justus to finishing tidying up. The house church had just finished their Sunday meeting, and they needed to get home before dark.

/ May 10, 2017

The Rhythms of Family Worship

Any program for recovering the vitality of the Church—whether the Benedict Option or some other—must have as one of its goals that ministers work “to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be...

/ April 27, 2017

Singing as Part of Family Worship

The Mere O family worship series has been characterized so far by a markedly Reformed style. Jake’s and Eric Parker’s posts both emphasize catechesis, reflecting their roots in a tradition that has been notable for its mighty historic catechisms. My...

/ April 25, 2017

Family Worship: The Voice of Rejoicing in the Christian Home

I’m pleased to publish this contribution to our family worship series from Shane Anderson. “The voice of rejoicing and salvation is in the tabernacles of the righteous!” (Psalm 118:15)

/ April 21, 2017

On Family Worship and Failure

The latest post in our series comes from Eric Hutchinson.

/ April 17, 2017

Family Worship as Spiritual Formation

The first post in this series comes from my friend Eric Parker.

/ April 13, 2017

On Reinvigorating Family Worship: A Mere O Project

I’m excited to announce a short series of posts we’ll be running in the coming days on family worship. I have had a growing sense of the need for this sort of series for awhile, due in part to the BenOp...

/ April 12, 2017

A Social Justice Warrior in King Roderick’s Court

Last Thursday’s “Time for the Benedict Option?” discussion hosted by Plough, First Things, and The American Conservative was a great summary of the Benedict Option debate so far and where things ought to go from here. You can watch the...

/ March 24, 2017
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Pastoral Care and the Trauma of Life: a Reformed Evangelical Approach

We’re pleased to publish this guest feature from Patrick Stefan. Hello. My name is Patrick and I’m going to trust you with a story. I don’t know you, but my hope is that you are reading this piece for the...

/ March 15, 2017