Book Review: Confession of St. Patrick

Probably the most interesting thing about this account is the extent to which Patrick expresses his own life in the words of Scripture. Nearly every few sentences, Patrick quotes a biblical account of suffering or triumph to express his own life’s story. I find it wonderful, because I think it says something about his relationship to God and to the other authors of Scripture. 

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Book Review: Charles Marsh's Strange Glory, A Life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer

In spite of its many virtues, I would not recommend Strange Glory as an introduction to Bonhoeffer, because it would not make anyone want to know much more about the man. It is an important book for those who are interested in Bonhoeffer’s reception and summaries of his theology, but one hopes its influence will not linger long.

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The Lord's Supper in Reformed and Biblical Consensus

Although the Lord’s Supper was instituted by our Lord as a lasting ordinance so that his people might commune together with their God and with one another, it has long produced precisely the opposite effect. Evidently it was among the central divisions of the early Corinthian church (1 Cor 11), and its divisive tendency is perhaps best captured when we consider that even the inaugural communion meal was accompanied by Satan’s presence and murderous betrayal

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Resources for Advent (part 1)

Every family, tribe, and culture in Christendom has its own ways of celebrating Advent, most of which have deep historical roots. Many of these have been lost and forgotten in our passage toward a post-Christian society, and there is certainly no standard way to go about this in any multi-cultural setting. So there are a number of things to take into account as we think how to celebrate Advent, and how to pass down our faith to a new generation.

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