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Building Upon the One Foundation

Jesus and the Church The Foundation of the Church in the New Testament and Modern Theology By Paul Avis T&T Clark. pp. 235 + xiv, $40.95 Reconciling Theology By Paul Avis SCM Press. pp. 260 + xiv, $... Read More...

The Gamers Are All Right

By Samuel Cripps I helped lead a Bible study this week with six young men, ages 17-30. As a group, we dissected the parables of the Mustard Seed and of the Sower found in Matthew 13. Those passages prompted ... Read More...

I’m Done with Content, and You are Too

By David Barr The consumption of digital content is now an immensely important topic for all of us. In the wake of a pandemic still reverberating in our communities, souls, and psyches, one of the inheritanc... Read More...

Not Learning Enough from the Past

The Spiritual Practice of Remembering By Margaret Bendroth Eerdmans, pp. 142, $16 Review by Mark Michael Margaret Bendroth’s job surely manages to be among the most fascinating and frustrating in Americ... Read More...

To Touch the Face of God

By Daniel Martins My parents were not particularly musical. Neither played an instrument, and the only organized singing they ever did was when my mother was in the church choir for a time. My father, who wa... Read More...

How to Internet

By Samuel Cripps Prior to beginning my road to the ordained ministry I worked in software and web design. I had some good luck with it, but soon enough the call to ministry became too strong and I walked awa... Read More...

The Rings of Power

By Hannah Matis Caveat lector: The series is available to stream on Amazon Prime. I will do my best to avoid spoilers internal to the series, but miserere mei as I reckon with the nature of prequels.   Ha... Read More...