Thoughts on Christian Living During an Epidemic

1. What a Week!2. The Early Church and Plagues3. Julian the Apostate’s Implicit Christianity4. On Belief and Action5. A Brief Tangent on Money6. What Does it Even Look Like to Live Like Jesus7. Conclusions8. Questions 1. What a Week! This has been quite an exciting few weeks.  Two weeks ago I fired off a newsletter,Continue reading “Thoughts on Christian Living During an Epidemic”

#80 – On Social Justice by Basil the Great (My 100 Favorite Books)

Basil the Great was a Christian leader in the 300s AD.  He wrote extensively on God as Trinity, with his treatise On the Holy Spirit being influential in solidifying the Nicene doctrine of the Trinity.  But it is this little book, On Social Justice, that makes my list.  It was not a fun read, insteadContinue reading “#80 – On Social Justice by Basil the Great (My 100 Favorite Books)”

Joining the Advent Conspiracy and Refocusing on What Matters

I’ve been posting scriptures with brief reflection related to the advent season, the time we look ahead to the coming of Christ.  You can read about why I am doing this here.  Today’s scripture is one of my favorites, from Isaiah 55: 55 “Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters and you who haveContinue reading “Joining the Advent Conspiracy and Refocusing on What Matters”

Make a Difference – Give a Loan

A few months ago I read the book Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn.  It is probably the best book I have read all year and one of the most important books I have ever read.  This is the sort of book that will notContinue reading “Make a Difference – Give a Loan”