A THEOLOGY OF DYING

Continuing my class on SPEAKING OF DYING: RECOVERING THE CHURCH’S VOICE IN THE FACE OF DEATH, Fred Craddock, Dale Goldsmith, and Joy V. Goldsmith, here is a summary of the chapter JESUS CHRIST LORD OF THE LIVING AND THE DEAD – AND THE DYING.  A summary of Christian...

EASTER: THE FEAST OF FAITH

John Chrysostom (which means the Golden-mouthed for his great preaching) was born in Antioch, Syria of Greek parents in 349 A.D. He was appointed Archbishop of Constantinople in 397 and was exiled by the Emperor Arcadius in 405 for his criticism of the Empress...

HOW TO OVERCOME ADDICTION

Peter Hitchens in FIRST THINGS, February 2017 writes a provocative article entitled, THE FANTASY OF ADDICTION. He maintains that “addiction” describes a power greater than the will. “If it exists in the way we use it and in the way our legal and medical systems assume...

THE AGONY OF THE HUMANITY OF GOD

One of my favorite writers is Miguel de Unamuno (1864-1936). Born in Bilbao, Spain he experienced the 125 day Carlist siege of his hometown (1874) and wrote a novel about it entitled Peace in War which reflected the futility of war and the politics of his time. Allen...