The call to realize our identity as a Christian university is a great challenge, but it is also liberating, because it means that we don’t need to compete with the publicly-funded, provincial universities. This is good news, because we simply do not have the economic, infrastructural, and even personal resources to do the public research university thing better than they do it. But ... in the person of Christ and in the powerful presence of the Spirit who leads God’s people into all truth, we do have the potential to become something that public, secular universities cannot be: a university in the true sense of the word, united in the uni veritas, the one or whole truth that holds together in the living Christ.
We cannot separate our thinking from our interactions with a community because thought isn’t merely analytical problem-solving.
Being religious indicates something very basic: recognizing God as creator and responding with gratitude.
God, if God there be, must be the ground, the condition of the possibility, of existence itself.
In a recent podcast, Russell Brand heartily agrees with Jordan Peterson on a variety of themes, such as individual responsibility and the attraction of the Christian Bible.
Quintember is perhaps an ideal read for Episcopalians who have reached our Anglican shores as refugees from Methodist, Baptist, or other Protestant climes, for those who have entered the fold from the campus of American (neo-)classical paganism, and for those seeking asylum from the lawless badlands of postmodern relativism.
A commonplace among clergy is that seminary hardly prepares the pastor for all the difficulties and trials found in the crucible of parish life, but a good seminary education at least furnishes an ability to identify the hardships as they come.
In ‘The God We Worship,’ Nicholas Wolterstorff attempts to develop a theology of the liturgy based on what is implicit in its overall shape as employed by the Orthodox, Roman Catholics, and “high church” Protestants.