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Steve Turley on ritual

This podcast with Gregg Strawbridge interviewing Steve Turley on ritual (and contemporary worship, and a tiny bit on Donald Trump) is without doubt one of the best things I've listened to in a long time. Fascinating discussion. And it's free over at WordMP3.

Bible-reading plan, week 7

Here are the readings for week 7 of the Bible-reading plan for Ministers and theological students. Reading: Isa 13-29; Mk 1-10; Ps 40-45; Prov 12:28-13:14 Study: 2 Cor 7 (Commentary: Paul Barnett, NICNT) (Entire book...

A President addresses a Mosque

I don't understand a great deal about the subtleties of Political-Religious discourse in North America. However, one man with a clearer grasp of the issues than I is my friend Joe Boot of the Ezra Institute for Contemporary Christianity and ...

Ideas for fasting during Lent, no 4: Prayer topics

In an earlier post I gave some practical thoughts about fasting. A number of folks at Emmanuel are planning to fast at various times during Lent, perhaps especially on Fridays, or on Good Friday. And since missing a meal or two inevitably provides some extra time that could be used for prayer,...

Ideas for fasting during Lent, no 3: More Bible readings

In an earlier post I gave some practical thoughts about fasting. A number of folks at Emmanuel are planning to fast at various times during Lent, perhaps especially on Fridays, or on Good Friday. And since missing a meal or two inevitably provides some extra time that could be used for prayer,...

Ideas for fasting during Lent, no 2: Bible readings

In an earlier post I gave some practical thoughts about fasting. A number of folks at Emmanuel are planning to fast at various times during Lent, perhaps especially on Fridays, or on Good Friday. And since missing a meal or two inevitably provides some extra time that could be used for prayer, r...
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