The Radical Love of Christ

1 Corinthians 13. I usually avoid this chapter because it was so abused at weddings over the years. Coming back to this chapter as an “ancient well” in my spiritual reading is always the toughest passage to visit. But it is so needed. Especially in the Body of Christ. Especially in this day. The Corinthians…

Quote of the Day

This was from my reading this morning in Common Prayer: When I fed the poor they called me a saint. When I asked why they were poor, they called me a Communist.” (Dom Helder Camara; 1909-199) And in other news, I am sure this was a quote but we’ll never know: In last night’s halftime…

Religious

This column in Christianity Today is thought-provoking. Are you “religious” or “spiritual”? Careful how you answer! The word religion comes from the Latin religare (re: “back,” and ligare: “to bind”), so the term is associated with being bound. In that sense, defining oneself as “spiritual, not religious” couldn’t be more apt, reflecting a desire to…

Sexual Sin and Our Response

This is a great post by George P Wood. It’s worth discussing. In my experience, modern Christians tend toward the extremes of intolerance and tolerance. On the one hand, some Christians elevate sexual sins above other sins. On the other hand, other Christians turn a blind eye toward porneia, except when it involves child sexual…

Bad Theology Aside

In spite of bad theology (see previous post), and the moral arguments we COULD have, what is obviously needed now is action. Please join me, if you have not already, in sending support to Haiti relief. If you are looking for reputable organizations, please try here or here. There are so many others, but if…