A Foreword to John Henry Newman’s On the Development of Christian Doctrine

For the occasion of Gabriel Gordon’s birthday (Happy Birthday, Gabe!) John Henry Newman is, without question, the single most influential anglophone Roman Catholic intellectual. He lived and wrote in Ninteenth Century England, beginning as an influential ‘Anglo-Catholic’ priest in the Church of England until his conversion to Roman Catholicism in…

A Critique of Standard Missions and Evangelism

Missions Observed  Mission is something I think about a lot. The first reason is that I’m a Missionary’s kid, and lived overseas for a short while. Another reason is that I’ve gone on a number of short term mission trips to countries like Ghana, Russia, and Thailand. I’ve also done…

Pandemic Insanity — Yours, Mine and Theirs

Today, I woke up feeling drained and low on optimism — day #41 (I think, but I really try not to count) since a typical day, pre-“staying home” orders. Staring at those words for a few moments …. well, how to top that statement? I’ve basically started this Wednesday morning in…

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