Gasps at the Vatican

Supposedly some folks at the Vatican were shocked that President Bush would say, “Yes, sir,” instead of “Yes, your holiness.” This isn’t a gaffe or a blunder–it’s the proper language for someone who respects the human status of a leader but doesn’t acknowledge their religious claims.

Which Theologian Are You?

Another quiz. I’m not so sure about the results of this one. Take it with a grain of salt. You scored as Karl Barth, The daddy of 20th Century theology. You perceive liberal theology to be a disaster and so you insist that the revelation of Christ, not human experience, should be the starting point…

Emerging Churches

I’ve been reading some more about those churches that are using the “emerging” label to describe themselves. I’ve heard the term, but haven’t had time in the past to look into it. It’s a movement–or perhaps a group of movements–within evangelicalism that grew out of a concern with how to minister to “postmoderns,” that is,…

Abraham Joshua Heschel

Doris Donnelly and John Pawlikowski interview Susannah Heschel on the occasion of what would have been the one hundredth birthday of her late father, Abraham Joshua Heschel. “Lovingly Observant,” is the title of the article in America. Many Seventh-day Adventists love his book, The Sabbath (See this extract on the Sabbath as “a sanctuary in…