Fave Read of the Week
Twelve Surprises about Catholicism and Evangelicalism by Patrick Lecioni (The Integrated Catholic Life)
Over the past dozen years I’ve had the amazing and accidental opportunity to do something few Christians get to do: dive deeply into both the Catholic and Evangelical worlds. That experience has been enlightening, confusing, encouraging, frustrating and inspiring all at once. As a result, I’ve arrived at 12 realizations that surprised me about each side of Christianity, and the overlap between them.
Liturgical Dance Vid of the Week
Other Great Reads
The Case for Idolatry: Why Christians Can Worship Idols by Andrew Wilson (Think Theology)
An Accurate Parody: On Andrew Wilson and Matthew Vines (Mere Orthodoxy)
The Spirituality of Surfing by Fr Donald Calloway (The Catholic Herald)
Saying Jesus’ Name Wrong: The Fallacy of ‘Hebrew Roots’ by Joseph Richardson (The Lonely Pilgrim)
The Truth about Evil by John Grey (ABC Religion & Ethics)
‘It’s Not Good for Man to Be Alone’: A Review of Gay and Catholic by Leah Libresco (Unequally Yoked)
Making Your Home Parish ‘Home’ by Lauren Meyers (Ignitum Today)
3 Things That Turned Me into a Feminist by Joy Adan (Restless Press)
4 Dangers for Complementarians by Gavin Ortlund (The Gospel Coalition)
Prayer & Saints of the Week
Almighty and everlasting God,
Who has willed to renew all things
through Your beloved son, the King of the Universe,
grant in Your kindness that all the families of the nations,
divided by the wound of sin,
may submit to Your most gentle authority.
Through the same Jesus Christ, Our Lord,
Who lives and reigns with You
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
world without end. Amen.
Posts from the Week
I’d have lots of other things too like married priests, liturgies by candlelight only, a sacrament for consecrated religious, a tax on failing to laugh at puns, my own palace, and an International ‘Everyone Wears Tartan’ Day. But I’m not about to found my own church.
From monogamy the rich and powerful lose and the poor and powerless gain. So the return of monogamy goes against the normal grain of social change and was a real triumph for the equal dignity of all. Every bride and every groom are royalty; every home a palace when furnished with love.