True or Not?

“The church grows when congregations are committed to the historic faith. God is in charge of us, He is in charge of his church and his world and he is not going to forsake us. He is going to stick with us regardless of our mistakes”—Retired Archbishop of Canterbury George Carey

Seeking Solitude

The fathers of the desert fled society because they felt it had a ‘deep sickness.’  Not only did they flee from the sickness of the culture, but from the sickness of the church of the post-Constantinian era.  Jarslov Pelikan said, “These monastic athletes, as one scholar has put it, ‘were not only fleeing from the […]

Shackin’ Up

OK. after much prodding, I finally read The Shack.  There were some theologically weak and amusing moments (I think Young’s model for God was the ‘Oracle’ from the Matrix), but overall I would say it was a good read.  It was even powerful at times and brought me to tears once or twice.  (I am […]

Is it possible?

Dallas Willard writes, “Some time ago, I came to realize that I did not love the people next door.  They were, by any standards, dangerous and unpleasant people…As I brooded over them one day, indulging my irritation, the Lord helped me see that I really had no love from them at all…I realized how little […]