Epiphany in Poetry

Tom Frank writes, “to grasp what makes a place itself, to name its distinctive qualities, is a task for poetics” (141). In this light, I wrote the following poem as a descriptor of my recent internship experience at the Episcopal Church of the Epiphany. #317 Leaves of fire, trees of old, The ground is crackling […]

Is belief in God consistent with Human Autonomy?

First, precisely because the language of belief in the Christian God provides an acceptable language for understanding human autonomy, one can conclude that these two terms are consistent. For example, free and slave are also terms within the framework of Christianity (as used by Paul and others) which, though seemingly paradoxical, continue to provide a […]

A Good U2 Article

I’m working on my own exegesis of the most recent U2 album. My hunch is that those who are able to be involved in the Candler Emergent Conversation on Mission in the Emerging Culture: How Bono Re-shaped the Church (April 7th) will get to hear some of it then. Until then, check out this article […]

A Parable to think on

Parable of the crude little life-saving station (by Dr. Theodore O. Wedel) “On a dangerous sea coast where shipwrecks often occur, there was once a crude little life-saving station. The building was just a hut, and there was only one boat, but the few devoted members kept a constant watch over the sea, and with […]

Seriously good conversations…

This week’s SGCs (and there are a few) are (in no particular order): The Evolution of Faith at Danutz Subversive Syntax by Tony Jones at Church and Postmodern Culture John Smulo on Capital Punishment and the Bible Brian T Murphy- March 25 Ryan Bolger on ‘Continuing Jesus’ Mission Into the World (Part Two)’ Jonny Baker […]