Category: Church

Caritas Vincit Omnia

While a student at Oxford, I had the unique opportunity of living with several guys from various Christian traditions. If memory serves me well, we had two Calvary Chapel types, one Baptist, a Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, and a Mennonite Brethren....

/ November 6, 2005

Under Review: Listening to the Spirit in the Text

(Note: I’m republishing this review as I am currently in St. Louis. Normal blogging returns Sunday). On a recent foray into our library, I picked up Gordon Fee’s Listening to the Spirit in the Text. A treasure trove of previously...

/ July 12, 2005

St. John Chrysostom on Romans

Lately I’ve been reading St. John Chrysostom’s homilies on St. Paul’s Epistle to the Romans. A striking feature of Chrysostom’s writings (Chrysostom means “golden mouth” in the Greek for etymologists out there!) is how evangelical they sound! Yes, I mean...

/ July 10, 2005

Trent, Reformation, and the Spirit of Our Age

With all the news coverage of the passing of Pope John Paul II and now the election of Pope Benedict XVI, I have begun to hear more people abuzz with talk of ecumenism and the possibility of unity between Roman...

/ April 22, 2005

A Methodological Suggestion for Discussing the Evangelical Identity

Now that I have thought about Dr. Jackson’s characterization of evangelicalism a bit more, it has occurred to me that attempting to include a “spiritual ethos” in a description of evangelicalism is to fall prey to a “sociological” interpretation of...

/ February 12, 2005

On the Evangelical Identity

Dr. Andrew Jackson over at smartchristian.com ran an excellent series of posts on the evangelical identity some weeks ago. They should be required reading for any evangelical bloggers hoping to jump in to the fray. A sample: What we have...

/ February 12, 2005

Know Your Historical Evangelicals – Intro

It’s a pleasure and an honor to be joining the fine gentlemen (and, more importantly, my good friends) here at Mere-Orthodoxy. For my inaugural contribution to this fine forum, the plan is for me to share each week from my...

/ February 6, 2005

“Back-Blogged”

I’ve officially failed to finish a post three times this evening. With thoughts on everything from Popper to The Incredibles to the End to Come to DDE, I’m not sure where to begin. Christmas “Bloggers Back-log” has officially arrived. In...

/ December 5, 2004