THE SCRIPTURE GOSPEL

THE SCRIPTURE GOSPEL

Scripture puts the “outward, objective, historical view of the Gospel…before every other.” M. F. Sadler, Church Doctrine—Bible Truth Imagine a group of believers coming together to write up the ideal presentation of the Gospel. What might it sound like? Maybe there would be discussion on where to begin—with Scripture? with God the Father? with the… Read More ›

TAMING THE TONGUE

TAMING THE TONGUE

When teaching through a particular subject, I find that everything suddenly relates to it. One co-worker alleges that I mentioned Dante in every conversation, while I was teaching through the Renaissance recently. I suppose there could be worse things to mention. My current subject, rhetoric, though a respected member of the Trivium, is not always… Read More ›

KEYS

KEYS

This summer I moved from California to Texas, and before I left, I gave back most my keys to the people who needed them and had right to them: the house key to the remaining inhabitants; a garage key for the garage door; a garage door opener; a school key to the school office, a church… Read More ›

RADICAL EDUCATION

RADICAL EDUCATION

The entire education of the younger generation of theologians belongs today in church cloister schools, in which pure doctrine, the Sermon on the Mount and worship are taken seriously (1934, letter to Erwin Sutz). The restoration of the church must surely depend on a new kind of monasticism, which has nothing in common with the… Read More ›

FRUITFUL RELATIONSHIPS

FRUITFUL RELATIONSHIPS

I’m single, in my thirties, so I think about and study the marriages around me with perhaps more attention than other groups of people would. There was an angry boy in my class when I was in grade school, whose parents seemed never to get along. I don’t know if they ever had. As a… Read More ›