Monthly Archives: October 2009

Liberating the Church

On October 31, 1517, Martin Luther performed a relatively minor act. He posted ninety-five theses (in Latin) on the church door in Wittenberg, Germany. His desire seems to have been rather simple–start a serious conversation about some of the ministerial … Continue reading

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A Friendship That Teaches Me a Great Deal About Christ, Part 5

My friend Nick Morgan, whose letter to me at the end of 2008, and whose influence in my life as a friend led me to this five-part series of posts, is a godly man. He loves Christ and he loves … Continue reading

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A Friendship That Teaches Me a Great Deal About Christ, Part 4

My theology of missional-ecumenism says that we should all go back to the ancient standards of faith confessed by all Christians in the undivided church of the first five centuries. I believe in what has been called, by theologian Thomas … Continue reading

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A Friendship That Teaches Me a Great Deal About Christ, Part 3

In my correspondence with my friend Nick Morgan, in the aforementioned letter that I cited yesterday, he added the following: I had a recent discussion with two different men from the evangelical church that my wife belongs too.  I had … Continue reading

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World Series 2009

The New York Yankees are the definition of the greatest franchise in all of professional sports. They just won their fortieth American League championship of all time. If you are a historian of the game you know how truly amazing … Continue reading

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A Friendship That Teaches Me a Great Deal About Christ, Part 2

People sometimes ask me, “Do you still agree with what you wrote in the two books that you did on Roman Catholicism in the 1990s?” I think this is an excellent, yet provocative, question. I answer that I do believe … Continue reading

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A Friendship That Teaches Me a Great Deal About Christ

One of the most faithful regular readers of this blog is Nick Morgan, a firefighter in St. Louis. Those who read the comments on this blog for very long have seen Nick’s name appear in the “Comments” section now and … Continue reading

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Labeling Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Is It a Disease or a Syndrome?

What you label something, or someone, is so important. If you are called lazy then you will likely become lazy. Or, as it has been in my case, you will over-compensate against the lazy label and then become a driven … Continue reading

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The Influence of C. S. Lewis on Head and Heart, Part 3

I have suggested that C. S. Lewis was a truly great evangelist and apologist, though a reluctant one in a profound sense. I want to conclude my sundry thoughts about why Lewis is so important to us by a few … Continue reading

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The Influence of C. S. Lewis on Head and Heart, Part 2

My good friend Dr. Jerry Root teaches a class at the Wheaton Grad School on C. S. Lewis. In the catalog it is listed EVAN 694 but the title is "C.S. Lewis: Apologist to the Head and the Heart." This … Continue reading

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