Herman Melville, Ship Surgeons, Appendectomies, and Preaching

Q recently hosted a 2-day, 8-session event in NYC called Q Sessions | Practices with Eugene Peterson. Two of the conversations, “Practicing Sabbath” and “Immersed in Scripture” are available here. I highly recommend checking these out. (I admit having a penchant for Eugene Peterson’s thinking). In the “Immersed in Scripture” session, Peterson encourages us not…

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Joy to the World

The familiar hymn says, “Joy to the World, the Lord has come.” If you’re like me, you pass over these words as if they were no big deal. But wait a second. Our God — holy, living, true, glorious, high and exalted — came? The Word became flesh and….dwelt. among. us? So, Let earth receive…

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All of Christ for All of Us

Andy is across the pond, reading Calvin, drinking coffee and writing about it. I’ve enjoyed his posts immensely because I really like hearing Calvin from Calvin (which is often different than a macho, hearsay kind of Calvinism that floats around American evangelicalism, by the way…). I remember being told that Calvin’s Institutes can be some…

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Christian Leadership

Busby here. A quick post to stir your thinking. I’ve finally picked up Henri Nouwen’s In the Name of Jesus. I know I’m probably late to the party but I really appreciate this book already. It’s so countercultural to the Christian Leadership culture. Without giving too much away (you need to read this!), Nouwen claims that…

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The Doctrine of the Trinity and Pastoral Ministry

Joel Busby here. The other (though largely absent!) contributor to this blog… I’m in my final semester of seminary at Beeson Divinity School. I’ve also officially begun leadership of University Christian Fellowship at Mountain Brook Community Church — where Andy and I served together prior to his move to the UK. For me, the collision of…

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Theology of Work/Vocation

Joel here. It’s been awhile since I’ve posted. Now that another semester is done, I hope to be a little more active. Lately, my thoughts have been consumed by the theology of work. My closest friends are not vocational ministers and I’m wanting to think hard and create a resource for them as they seek…

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Social Media & Theological Discourse [6]: Social Media and “Incurvatus in se”

So Andy has been working on “Social Media & Online Theological Discourse.” In these posts, we’ve been thinking hard about several things. 1) How does social media necessarily and substantially affect theological reflection? 2) Shouldn’t Biblical wisdom regarding the “tongue” be applied to the typing? 3) Shouldn’t the Christian social media community think carefully about…

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