In Aristotelian terms, the gospel is neither comedy nor tragedy. Disaster is not avoided—yet the story doesn't end in suffering.
Season after Pentecost | All Saints Day (Year B)
Wisdom of Solomon 3:1-9 or Isaiah 25:6-9; Psalm 24; Revelation 21:1-6a; John 11:32-44
I want the kingdom of God to be civilized. If possible I'd like to be able to keep sleeping in my own bed.
These days, we need a strong current of theological explication of Christian eschatology. Richard Middleton has stepped forward—and his book doesn't even mention zombies.
reviewed by James C. Howell April 19, 2015
From All Saints until Veterans Day, I’m posting a blog series on soldier saints at Centurions Guild. “Ten Saints, Ten Days” explores ten lives, their context, and their relevance to soldiers today. In the Bible, the number ten signifies completion and wholeness—something many soldiers today do not feel. The moral complexity of their service is too often brushed away with a quick “thank you” or an upgrade to first class. But soldiers’ experiences, their testimonies, are part and parcel to the integrity of the church—especially in this time of war. A theologically credible account of war requires the voice of soldiers, the actual bodies that participate in it.
by Logan IsaacNovember 6, 2014