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Photo of a wedding by James Bold on Unsplash
On Christian Marriage
Catherine Sider-Hamilton

Turning and turning in the
            widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the
Things fall apart; the centre
            cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed

Mon, 2019-07-08 09:14
two gold rings on a dictionary page defining the word marriage
On Christian Marriage
Ephraim Radner

Life is hard for most people. Not just for a moment, or in moments—an illness, a lost job, a death of someone we love. Rather, life is hard in a continuous way, as a kind of passage over time. To get from birth to death is difficult. 

Thu, 2019-06-06 16:45
Online Learning at Wycliffe College
Theological study online—how does that work?
Thomas Power

In an online course I taught some years ago, I posted a message in the class discussion forum containing the text of a parishioner’s interpretation of something that had been spoken in tongues in his church the previous Sunday.

Mon, 2019-04-29 07:00
Gospel by Josh Applegate, unsplash
A moment redeemed becomes a vehicle of grace
Chris Seitz

My wife and I were in the United States over the holidays, to see my mother who is aging, wider family, and just enjoy some warmer weather.

Mon, 2019-04-22 07:00
Sculpture of Jesus on the cross. Photo by Thuong Do on Unsplash
To be close to Christ’s death: the knowledge of love
Ann Jervis

Perhaps I shouldn’t admit this publicly, but I don’t understand why Christ died. I am confident that I know the reason for it: sin’s hold on humanity. But, how Christ’s death changed that—about that, I am not so sure.

Tue, 2019-04-16 10:31
Photo of a cross by Stage 7 Photography on Unsplash
Remembering the Dead: Of Christ’s Death and Our Own
Joseph Mangina

I enjoy visiting old graveyards. I like to wander around, reading the tombstones, taking note of the dates and places of birth, the biblical verses and sentimental poetry.

Mon, 2019-04-08 05:00
Little girl wearing future leader t-shirt
Some rules on developing leaders in and for the church
Peter Robinson

Chris Wright, a biblical scholar and the International Ministries Director of Langham Partnership, has suggested that the great commission in Matthew 28:19, 20 is not so much a mandate to go to the far corners of the earth as it is about making disciples and baptizing wherever we are.

Tue, 2019-03-26 11:27
Dorothy Day in 1916. Public domain. Wikimedia Commons
Dorothy Day: “Gloriously different” sainthood
David Kupp

With World Writers Day having been celebrated earlier this month, and World Book Day (as declared by the United Nations) coming up on April 3, it seems a fitting time to revisit the story of 20th century journalist, author, and social activist Doro

Fri, 2019-03-22 12:07
Holding hands - Photo by Matheus Ferrero on Unsplash
Why it’s never too late to study theology: ministry at a deathbed
Judy Paulsen

I was asked to write a blog on the topic, “Why it’s never too late to study theology.”  It seemed like a nice, safe topic that wouldn’t require too much of me in what is a busy part of the academic term.

Mon, 2019-03-18 06:00
Mary Dyer preaching
Three Women from history who might change your thinking about women preaching
Marion Taylor

Paul’s words to the Corinthians—that women should keep silent in the churches—have traditionally been understood as prohibiting women from preaching, speaking, and teaching in church.

Mon, 2019-03-11 07:00