Not entirely surprising, Newsweek has taken Christmas as an opportunity to publish an article on the Bible and Christianity which is both sloppily researched and clearly tendentious. Continue reading
This is a random collection of thoughts on the theme of the New Year, some more profound than others. Continue reading
Peter Leithart shares some thoughts on the Eucharist which I find interesting to ponder and which I would like to recommend for your reading: Continue reading
In case you ever wondered whether anti-semitism was just evil, here is a humorous reminder that it is also a sign of lacking intelligence and education: Continue reading
Matthew Franck over at First Things Magazine presents a daily reading plan for reading through all of William Shakespeare’s works in one year.
With a bit of effort, this online edition of the bard’s works can be used. Continue reading
Great thoughts from Stuart Dauermann on Shabbath: Continue reading
Clear and unambiguous words from the Pope on Christmas Day. Boldly stating the equivalence of our Western “abortion on demand” culture of death, which all too often we dare not talk about, and that of “ISIL” and other terror groups which we are much more ready to denounce. Continue reading
Last month at the fall conference of Weg der Versöhnung in Salzburg I gave a short presentation on “Free Church Eschatology”. Free church in this context is not a specific denomination but a collective term for mostly Evangelical, Pentecostal, and Charismatic churches in the German-speaking countries which are not part of the established Protestant (Lutheran and Reformed) churches. Continue reading
I went to church twice yesterday, and interestingly, Isaiah 40:1-11 was read in both churches: in the morning because it’s in the Lectionary for Advent 2, and in the afternoon, at New City Wien, as part of a series from Isaiah.
Interesting service at Christ Church Vienna this morning. This was my first normal, Sunday morning Eucharist according to the no longer so new Common Worship liturgy, and I was astonished how similar to a Roman Catholic post-Vatican II mass it seemed. Continue reading