Yearly Archives: 2012

Preparation

How is Advent meaningful when we know the message and the story so well? Because Advent is not just about remembering God’s story, but rather a time to have our lives undone and rewritten into God’s story. +++ As I

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To Listen and Reflect

(The following post is a lightly edited version of a pastoral article I wrote for my church a few weeks ago.) There is something strangely odd about “evaluating” a sermon. Oh sure, we all joke about how the menu for

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For All Doug Wilson’s Theological Acumen

Originally posted on Echoes and Stars:
A new commandment I give to you, that you be a complementarian… A new commandment I give to you, that you be an inerrantist… A new commandment I give to you, that you love…

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Communion: Objective or Subjective?

The sacrament is made to carry with it an objective force, so far as its principal design is concerned. It is not simply suggestive, commemorative, or representational. It is not a sign, a picture, deriving its significance from the mind

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Nevin on Calvin, Mystery, and Contentment in Sacramental Understanding

As quoted at the end of J.W. Nevin’s The Mystical Presence, pp. 314: “They are preposterous,” says Calvin, “who allow in this matter nothing more, than they have been able to reach with the measure of their understanding. When they

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