A PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS

A PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS

In contemporary Christian culture, we hear much talk about having a “personal relationship” with Jesus.  Though not the only way to speak of it, this is a reasonable way to describe the covenant our triune God makes with us. Yet,  it is important to understand how that relationship is manifested. I have a relationship with my… 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 ›