The Lenten season and the events of Holy Week have kept me very busy at St. Giles, so blog posts have been hard to come by lately. For this, I apologize.
It's time, once again, for Monthly Musings - articles, videos, and other items that caught my attention and had me thinking during the previous month.
What articles have had you thinking? Feel free to let me know in the comments.
"5 Reasons NOT to come to our Church"
An insightful blog post written by a friend and seminary classmate, Rev. Jamie Thompson.
"Against My Religion"
A helpful piece from the "Church for Starving Artists" blog about recent Religious Freedom bills popping up in state legislatures.
"No more 'Volunteers' at Church"
A post by Rev. Adam J. Copeland on the use of the word "volunteer" in our houses of worship, getting at one of my (admittedly many) pet peeves: seeing the ministries of the church as "slots to fill" rather than "opportunities for service."
"God Did Not Kill Jesus on the Cross for our Sins"
Various "Theologies of the Atonement" abound in seminary classrooms, in the written work of biblical scholars, and throughout Reformed Christianity. Many choose to stand upon one or another particular atonement theology. Perhaps there's much to glean from all of them. This blog post, admittedly with an attention-grabbing title, seeks to describe the moral/subjective image of the atonement.
"Toss the Old Sweater"
Encouragement to look at the many ministries of a congregation to determine "what to keep" even as together they discern what it is to which God is calling them next.
Coming next week: A review of Rachel Held Evans' newest book, Searching for Sunday. I've had the privilege of serving on the publisher's Launch Team for the book, and I'm excited to share some of my thoughts and reflections on it. You can pre-order Searching for Sunday today!
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