Finding Grace in the Face of Dementia: A Review

I recently sat with an elderly married couple as they ate their lunch. The wife suffers from dementia. The waitress asked if she she would like some pie and she did. However, by the time the waitress brought the pie to the table, the wife had completely forgotten about it. A couple of weeks ago, … Continue reading Finding Grace in the Face of Dementia: A Review

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Adam: God’s Beloved By Henri J.M. Nouwen

Such great lessons from Nouwen. Thanks for posting Annie!

Anne Marie Jamieson

I have read several of Henri Nouwen’s books, including one that I read at my mother’s bed side as she was dying, and have found immense comfort and care in his words. He speaks so honestly, humbly, and creatively about suffering and the realities of the life of a christian. He leads his readers to adore Christ and it has made me hungry to read more of his works. And though he is Catholic, I have found so much common ground in his writing that can be read and admired by any believer, whether protestant or Catholic.

I read this book, Adam: God’s Beloved, in less than 2 hours and I was struck by the beauty and simplicity in language that Henri uses to describe his friend, Adam, to us. Adam was a profoundly disabled man that Henri lived with at L’Arche at Daybreak in Toronto, ON. Here are a…

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A Challenge to “No Creed but Christ” and “No book but the Bible”

It is likely that you have heard the expression "No creed but Christ" or "No book but the Bible" before. Through these expressions, Christians are often seeking to maintain a high view of the Scriptures. In fact, some think that this is what "sola Scriptura" means: The Bible is the only authority for the people … Continue reading A Challenge to “No Creed but Christ” and “No book but the Bible”

When Your Theological System Becomes an Idol

This article was originally posted at www.theministrydad.com CO-AUTHORED BY SCOTT FOREMAN AND TRAVIS JAMIESON  You’ve heard the terms and you’ve undoubtedly heard the arguments.  There’s the Amillennialists.  There’s the Postmillennialists.  There’s the pre, mid, posttribulationists, and suddenly the “no-rapture” people.  You’ve got Calvinists, Armenians, Puritans and Liberationists.  And probably all sitting in the pews (or chairs) … Continue reading When Your Theological System Becomes an Idol

Reflections on Psalm 21: God is a Benevolent Caregiver and a Passionate Protector

We all have plenty of bills. Water, electric, gas, rent, mortgage, phone, car, health, dental, etc. Each month, we receive the bill in our mail or in our email and we have the choice as to whether or not we are going to pay it. Why don’t we just throw the bill in the trash? … Continue reading Reflections on Psalm 21: God is a Benevolent Caregiver and a Passionate Protector

Ad Fontes!

Ad Fontes! Back to the Sources! This was the cry of the Renaissance. We shouldn't take it for granted that those who are speaking and writing on things of the past are always accurate in their interpretations. Instead, we must live into the spirit of the Renaissance and go back to the sources to read them … Continue reading Ad Fontes!