Listen Up

Canon Press now has Peter Leithart’s “Wise Words” available in audio format. Turns out that it’s my voice on the CDs. And you can take a little listen here.

I am the Father of a Woman

I am the father of a woman. I am the father of a new Eve, a Mary. I started writing about my son fairly quickly after he was born. I’ve relayed a number of stories, anecdotes, and descriptions of his ways and words over the months and years. But my daughter is a glory. My…

The Rocks and Sticks of Coercion

Christians agree with Muslims that the goal of all of life (including politics) is theocracy. We agree that if God is Lord of our hearts, he must also be Lord of our state. Furthermore, we have always understood our goal and mission, as stated in the Great Commission, as the gospel of Jesus filling the…

Islam, Muhammad, and Women

I just finished a week intensive course on Islam last week at Erskine. It was an excellent class both as an overview of the history of the second most influential religion in the world and as an introduction to Islamic theology and culture. By some estimates, Islam is the fastest growing religion in America. It…

Opa Comes to Town

Wine on the Third Day We have seen today that on the “third day” on the day of resurrection, Jesus acts as a bridegroom, bringing the wine of the new covenant to Israel. But in fact, as James Jordan points out, the third day has always been associated with bread and wine. It was on…

Second Sunday in Epiphany: Exploring our Worship III: John 2:1-11 Opening Prayer: Almighty God, you have come into the world in Jesus Christ to save the world and fill it with your endless glory. We draw near to you now covered with the blood of Jesus; cut us up with the sword of your Word….

Cling to the Light We worship the Triune God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. In God’s infinite kindness and goodness, He created the heavens and the earth and placed humanity over all to rule and fill and glorify it. But beyond merely being an enormous building project, the world was created to join the eternal…

For Aunt Molly

Hobbit Faith Our worship always culminates in this meal, and with David we confess that God has prepared a table for us in the presence of our enemies. And this is the gospel: yes you must obey, you must be faithful, you must sing, you must eat and fellowship with one another. But at the…