Excerpted from: Tory Baucum, Ashley Null, and Tom Wright. Andrew Atherstone and Andrew Goddard, eds. Good Disagreement?: Grace and Truth in a Divided Church, (Lion Hudson, 2016), p. 171–193 Download PDF Truro Anglican Church is a large charismatic congregation in Fairfax, Virginia, near Washington, DC. In 2006 it [...]
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“Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant,being born in the likeness of men.” Phil. 2:5-7 Each year at Christmas [...]
John's Gospel is the most contemplative of the four canonical gospels. John is writing a theological meditation on the significance of Jesus' life, death and resurrection for the life of the world. His writing is both simple and profound. The gospel narrator divides the story of Jesus into two books. [...]
“In that day there will be a highway from Egypt to Assyria … Israel will be the third with Egypt and Assyria, a blessing in the midst of the earth, whom the Lord of hosts has blessed, saying, 'Blessed be Egypt my people, and Assyria the work of my hands, [...]
Romans 5:1-11 I still remember the celebration and solidarity that the 1971 Super Bowl Chiefs brought to the tense city of Kansas City. The heroes were white and black, native born and immigrants. Our civic and racial divisions were (momentarily) reconciled in the common celebration of a victorious team who [...]
A musician named Allen Levi has a song called Simeon’s Dying Day. It is a wonderful and original Christmas song. Singing about the anticipation that Simeon must have felt about seeing the Messiah, Allen wonders what Simeon was feeling when he finally laid eyes on the Christ child. Surely he was filled with joy, but could that joy have been mixed with sadness? After all, now that he had seen the Messiah, his dying day was here.Could Simeon have been fearful of the death that was now so close at hand?