The Nicene Creed, A DVD Documentary

Some of you might have noticed this, but I thought it appropriate to point out on Evangel that First Things has produced its first video, The Creed: What Christians Profess, and Why It Ought to Matter. It is a documentary about the Nicene Creed. I stumbled on this because I was looking for . . . . Continue Reading »

Longing for Lent and Liturgy

The risk is mindless ritualism, but I can’t help but wonder if the benefits are so much  more that the risk worth taking. T’is the season for many blog posts on Lent, but my experience last weekend demands I say something on the topic.Invited to St. George’s Anglican Church in . . . . Continue Reading »

On Hymn and Stories

Many of our hymns have a rich, and sometimes painful, history behind them.  There is Amazing Grace and the Lord’s redemption of John Newton from the most vile of livelihoods — the slave trade.  Then there is Horatio Spafford’s It is Well with My Soul.  The first part . . . . Continue Reading »

The Subtle Narcissism of Church Segmentation

I love Greek myths. You may remember the story of Narcissus, who fell in love with his own reflection in a pool, staring at himself and finally dying when he realized that he could not “have” himself. The nymph Echo repeated Narcissus’ words endlessly, until she too was reduced to . . . . Continue Reading »