Early Christians On Abortion

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Nick Kristof, a NYT columnist, recently claimed Christian opposition to abortion is a recent development: My column: Conservative Christianity’s ferocious opposition to abortion is relatively new. https://t.co/f63b6WYesD — Nicholas Kristof (@NickKristof) May 7, 2017 He’s mistaken. It may be true to an extent in regard to twentieth-century fundamentalist and evangelical circles–Francis Shaeffer certainly did much to convince his fellow evangelicals of … Read More

AyJay on Liturgy

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Alan Jacobs of Baylor and my former colleague at Wheaton on liturgy: I only attended low-church evangelical congregations for a few years after I became a Christian, but those were tough times for me, and more than once along the way I wondered if I had made a big mistake by trying to follow Jesus — at least, through trying to … Read More

Here ends the lesson

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[NB: The homily preached at Brett’s funeral 11-14-2015, Pierce Chapel, Wheaton College. The first reading was from the Book of Wisdom, the Anglican response to which, as it is deuterocanon, involves not “the word of the Lord/thanks be to God” but simply “Here ends the lesson” and silence.] Here ends the Lesson. No response is made. The reading starts in proclamation, … Read More

Loríca: The Prayer for St. Patrick’s Day

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I arise today Through a mighty strength, the invocation of the Trinity, Through a belief in the Threeness, Through confession of the Oneness Of the Creator of creation. I arise today Through the strength of Christ’s birth and His baptism, Through the strength of His crucifixion and His burial, Through the strength of His resurrection and His ascension, Through the … Read More