Aquinas on Scripture… and a generous orthodoxy

“In questions of this sort there are two things to be observed. First, that the truth of the Scriptures be inviolably maintained. Secondly, since Scripture doth admit of diverse interpretations, that no one cling to any particular exposition with such pertinacity that, if what he supposed to be the teaching of Scripture should afterward turn Read more about Aquinas on Scripture… and a generous orthodoxy[…]

Europe is buying more coffins than cribs…

Link: Cultural, Religious Discord Shades European Need for Immigrants – Los Angeles Times. Europe is buying more coffins than cribs.The continent faces a shrinking population and other harsh demographic changes that threaten the welfare state unless it finds more foreign workers in coming decades. But its economic need for newcomers is at odds with its Read more about Europe is buying more coffins than cribs…[…]

fat pastors…

Seventy-six percent of Christian clergy are overweight versus 61 percent of the public, according to a national survey of more than 2,500 religious leaders conducted in 2004 by Pulpit and Pew, a research project on pastoral leadership based at Duke Divinity School.

Good and Bad…

Good days, bad days… what makes the difference? I’ve had a couple of really good days recently- Sunday was fantastic, Tuesday was really good. Sunday I’ve already mentioned, so Tuesday… In the evening I went for a pastoral house call to the Sumner House, one of the community houses in NE Portland where the residents Read more about Good and Bad…[…]