Bonhoeffer Showed Integrity of Resistance

How was it that a German Lutheran pastor, once noted for his pacifism, would die in his 39th year, convicted of high treason against the government of his beloved Germany? Only days before, Nazis had discovered Admiral Canaris’s diary that detailed the work of...

Pilate Stands in Easter’s Shadows

The bright light of Easter casts some very long shadows—because the horror of crucifixion began at midday on Friday and lingered until dawn on Sunday. That is the story of the Christian Gospels. Jesus of Nazareth dies on Friday as a result of a Roman decree issued by...

‘Dispensationalism’ Not Ending Anytime Soon

Once the lens of dispensational theology is ground and polished, then all of history is seen through that lens. Scripture is reorganized and read exclusively through a dispensational view of history. Such beliefs are directly related to dispensationalism, an...

St. Patrick Explored the Narrow Borders

How is it that the name of a saint, the bearer of Christianity to Ireland, has become synonymous with open beer taps, wild dancing and parades? Today is a good day for such a question, and a better day to explore the narrow border that puts saint and sinner so close...

Revelry and Solemnity Collide

Revelry and solemnity will converge this week, if only for a moment. In the convergence, a great reversal occurs. We reclaim the nearly lost image of the Christ as the one who joined The Party. And then we set aside the passions of the celebration to begin the long...