Monthly Archives: August 2014

Site Update: The Fall Lineup

Oboedire returns this coming Monday, September 1st.  The Fall program will consist of three weekly posts, two of which are new themes… Mondays: “Journey.”  I will write meditations based upon Brian McLaren’s new book, ‘We Make the Road by Walking.’  … Continue reading

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Site Updates: Time for a Break!

Having concluded Pope Francis’ encyclical, now is a good time to take a break. Beginning September 1st, a new Monday series entitled “Journey” will begin. I will write weekly meditations related to Brian McLaren’s book, We Make the Road by … Continue reading

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Editorial: Abraham’s Book

To my surprise, I have become the basis for a character named “Pietist” in William (Billy) Abraham’s new book, ‘Dialogues Amongst the People Called United Methodists.’  Drawing upon my book, ‘For the Sake of the Bride,’ plus some of Billy … Continue reading

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Lumen Fidei: Blessed Is She Who Believed

Not surprisingly, Pope Francis sees the human fulfillment of his encyclical in Mary, the mother of our Lord. Somewhere it has to work, otherwise faith is only dangling doctrine.  But if there is an example to whom we can turn … Continue reading

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In-Sight: Our Amazing Model

Jesus made friends with people who were unwilling to make friends with each other.  He loved people who had already named one another enemies.  A reading of the Gospels leaves us with a list of amazing individuals and groups whom … Continue reading

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Lumen Fidei: Consolation and Strength Amid Suffering

To speak and to enact the light of faith is to experience suffering.  It sometimes comes from the world that rejects the vision and values of God.  But it also comes from within the Christian church as fellow believers disagree … Continue reading

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