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Rebuilding What We Never Made: Notre Dame

Then answered Peter, and said unto Jesus, Lord, it is good for us to be here: if thou wilt, let us make here three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah. (Matthew 17:4) Those tabernacles were the best way that St. Peter could fully express his love of Jesus. But […]

The Humbling of Oscar Wilde, Part 1

Michael Vick is not the only one to have gone to prison, lost everything, and somehow through it, find an abundance life and repentance. The following begins a short series that highlights some of his points of truly inspired brilliance. More than his “Ballad of Reading Gaol,” his prose letters to friends sent out once […]

Luther didn’t start the fire: Peter Waldo (1170-1184)

From here: Some men’s personal lives are eclipsed by the movements they start. Peter Waldo was such a man. He appears on the scene of history in 1170 in Lyons as a successful businessman who, touched to his core by a traveling minstrel’s religious ballad, gave away his money to live in poverty as a […]

Today’s Devotional from the Hammer of God

I’m generally skeptical of devotionals (Two Words exempted!).  This morning,  I pulled out Bo Geirtz’s amazing devotional with a terrible title called, To Live With Christ.   If you’re not familiar with Geirtz, he was a Swedish Lutheran Bishop who faithfully maintained his allegiance to the historic gospel amidst a church gone off it’s rails. […]

How Will You Keep Christmas This Year? (Part 3)

When I say Christmas, I will bet that the first thing that comes to your mind is not “the incarnation of God the Son”. I’ll bet the image in your mind has something to do with a manger and a baby and shepherds and wise men, or something along those lines. And there’s nothing wrong […]

All The Romery People

In Oxford on October 15, 1555, Anglican Bishops Hugh Latimer and Nicholas Ridley were burned as Protestant heretics under the reign of Queen Mary. Shortly before they were murdered, Ridley said to Latimer, “Play the man, Master Ridley; we shall this day light such a candle, by God’s grace, in England, as I trust shall […]

John Donne and Reformation-Anglican spirituality

One of the main points of pastoral contention between Puritans, Catholics and Anglicans, at least during the turn of the 16th century, was over the question of “concupiscence,” or sin, remaining in the believer. Both the Catholics and the Puritans, although with different theological reasons, forced the Christian into a state of angst-ridden introspection. For […]