Window of the Church, by Richard Caemmerer
The Christian Church and the Selling of the American Soul
MacDonald's biting critique is must reading. But missing from the book is the experience of hope that comes from the redemption of long-term service.
Matthew 4:12–23, Isaiah 1:9–4
The Matthew 4 and Isaiah 9 readings assigned for this third Sunday of Epiphany each begin with geographic references that are easily overlooked. Zebulun and Naphtali are more than Galilean locations.
Music and community
Early Christian writers recognized music's emotional power. Just as often, however, they commended it for its powers of harmony--in both the musical and extramusical sense.
When I was at Wheaton, a story (possibly apocryphal) circulated
about a student who had been expelled a couple years earlier for celebrating a
mock Eucharist on the quad, in which he faux-consecrated donuts and beer.
CCblogger Adam Copeland, who recently did
a stint here as a guest blogger, has posted a grad-school paper of his on
church policies regarding social media use.
Martin Boehm was a key player in founding the United Brethren in Christ denomination, one of the precursors of the United Methodist Church. More than 240 years ago, Bo