Doctrine of Scripture

I was mulling for a few minutes what I might say if I had to write a statement of faith that included something about scripture. I was thinking I’d go straight for the 2 Timothy 3 jugular and start with something like this: I believe that scripture is God’s word, given for the purpose of […]

God Crucified?

On Sunday we were listening to Nadia Bolz Weber doing her “Lutheran theology rocks” thing in an interview at Wild Goose. (Seriously, folks, she is living out the law/gospel, simul justus et peccator thing better than anyone else I’m familiar with in 2013.) At one point she started talking about the atonement. So much of […]

Conversion of the Imagination

Paul puts it this way: “Be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” Richard B. Hays puts it this way: “The conversion of the imagination.” It’s the practice of so steeping ourselves in a narrative, in an understanding of the world, of in an understanding of how the world actually functions, that we see everything […]

Salt of the Earth

“If you salt the water, you won’t taste the salt. But if you don’t, you’ll know something’s not quite right.” Sage advice about pasta water from Mr. Richard, one of my friendly cooking gurus. It’s the same with the bread we baked up today. If we’d salted it, it wouldn’t have been salty bread, it […]