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Day 4: The Hinge of Fate - Yule Blog - Holy Innocents’ Day
Day 4: The Hinge of Fate

Everybody wants to reduce Christmas to a Christmas card: we’d like this to be a pretty and sentimental tale. But today, the third day after the orgiastic opening of the presents beneath the tree, is also the day that the traditional liturgical calendar tries to slap us into serious reflection on the meaning of the event, jolting us out of our turkey comas and eggnog overdoses with an unforgettably grim story.

Day 3: Born of a What??? Yule Blog Virgin Mary
Day 3: Born of a What???

Conventional manger scenes don’t show it, but besides the ox, the ass, the sheep, and the camels, there was another animal in the room at Christmas: an elephant. And the elephant in the room was the idea that Jesus’ mother was a virgin when He was born.

Day 1: Christmas Gift!
Day 1: Christmas Gift!

The manger scene these days really is the face of Christmas for most people and, perhaps not surprisingly, it is one of the aspects of the season that keeps causing trouble.

To Renew a People: A Wesleyan Political Theology
To Renew a People: A Wesleyan Political Theology

John Wesley’s basic Augustinianism created a nonconformist populism that was intent on renewing the people. While Wesleyanism did not always live up to its core commitments, the heart of its political theology resides in a fusion of Wesleyan Augustinianism with nonconformist populism.

Look Not to Your Political Leaders for Moral Leadership; Look to the Churches
Look Not to Your Political Leaders for Moral Leadership; Look to the Churches

What sort of moral leadership can emerge when Deconstruction undermines Christianity, as it has?

Let Us Start Building! A Sermon in Memory of Al McDonald
Let Us Start Building! A Sermon in Memory of Al McDonald

Last week at Christ Church Cathedral in Oxford, Reverend N.T. Wright gave an obituary sermon that captures Al McDonald’s tremendous spirit. Because Al’s life and vision parallel Providence‘s aim to prove the power of the Hebraic tradition to explain reality and promote human flourishing in every sphere of life, both private and public, it is fitting to share Wright’s wonderful essay with you.

Reformed Theology and the State - John Scott Redd Jr
Reformed Theology and the State

John Scott Redd Jr., president and associate professor of Old Testament at Reformed Theological Seminary near Washington, DC, spoke about…

Day 11: Sitting in Darkness, Blogging the Light

If we leave religion out of our national conversation, we end up with a vapid conversation that doesn’t address the deepest realities that move most of the people in this country.

Day 10: The Mother of All Meaning
Day 10: The Mother of All Meaning

To get any insight at all into what Jesus’ childhood and upbringing were like, you have to do something that sometimes makes Protestants uncomfortable: study Mary.

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