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Unsettled Christianity · 6d ago

A jealous and vengeful God-part the first

As often happens, I have taken a subject and found my thoughts on it to be more extensive than I initially had realized. Because of this, what was to be one posting will turn into several. F...
Unsettled Christianity · 1W ago

Day Seven…………#moderndaydesertmother

Grace. It’s what’s for dinner. It must be chewed slowly and not just bolted down in a hurry. We have done a lot of snacking, a lot of chewing, a lot of spitting out, a lot of selective dieti...
Unsettled Christianity · 2W ago

Science trying to do Philosophy

It’s been awhile since I posted, but I couldn’t let this one go. I spent the afternoon at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. While there in the exhibit on the dinosaurs and ...
Unsettled Christianity · 2W ago

was Thomas Oden wrong about schism?

I have written before about Wesley’s view of Schism (and here). I want to (re)turn to that in light of recent events in Mississippi. Two growing churches — one of which is led by a pastor wh...
Unsettled Christianity · 2W ago

the enlightened Christian refutes lex orandi

I have a few friends still yet unconvinced by the necessary truth of lex orandi. I understand. Indeed, no doubt these learned people are entrenched in the historical critical method and othe...
Unsettled Christianity · 2W ago

Stay salty my friends

If you have attended church for any length of time, you have likely heard a sermon about salt and it’s various implications for the Christian. I am going to try an approach two of the refere...
Unsettled Christianity · 2W ago

pentecostals and lex orandi

Can you imagine anyone refuting lex orandi? Surely, we must turn to the Pentecostal/Charismatic side of Christianity to see such a refutation. But…. In their concept of doctrine, Pentecostal...
Unsettled Christianity · 2W ago

Justo González on Wesley, Böhler and Lex Orandi

Talking to a (for now) friend who seems to dismiss lex orandi. My question to him was, “What did Peter Böhler say to Wesley? Now, if you are a Methodist of any worth, you know exactly what h...
Unsettled Christianity · 2W ago

Webster on Barth’s view of Lex Orandi

How in the world anyone can disagree with lex orandi,  I don’t know… Barth, of course, in his late writings on ethics, gave a related but distinct account of the relation of liturgy and etho...
Unsettled Christianity · 2W ago

Salt’s Flavor is non-Partisan

This week’s lectionary includes the section of the Beatitudes about the worth of the Church: You are the salt of the earth; but if salt has lost its taste, how can its saltiness be restored?...