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God Doing Improv ! – Peter Goodwin Heltzel

A Review of Resurrection City: A Theology of Improvisation, by Peter Goodwin Heltzel. 2012. Wm B Eerdmans Publishing Co. I. OUTSIDER PERSPECTIVE. Resurrection City is substantial and consistently stimulating. Heltzel is an associate professor of theology at New York...

Activism, with Prayer and Silence

(This is my review of Occupy Spirituality: A Radical Vision for  a New Generation, by Adam Bucko and Matthew Fox. 2013, North Atlantic Books.) I was very pleased with this book.  It is a conversation between a young activist and an old one.  Adam Bucko (late 30’s,...

“That Holy Thing” The Christ Comes Unpretentiously…

THAT HOLY THING. They all were looking for a king To slay their foes, and lift them high: Thou cam’st a little baby thing That made a woman cry. O Son of Man, to right my lot Naught but Thy presence can avail; Yet on the road Thy wheels are not, Nor on the sea...

Meeting the Real Jesus

REALITY Michael Green tells of a somewhat shocking insight that came to him one day (in Who Is This Jesus? – a really helpful little book). “He is still around! I still recall the force with which this stuck me at the time I was beginning to become a disciple of...

Silly and Serious for Christmas

Silly Stuff! 1.  What did Adam say on the day before Christmas? 2.  If Santa Claus is crossed with a detective what would you get? 3.  What did one snowman say to another? 4.  What do you call a person who is afraid of Santa Claus? 5.  What do you get when you cross a...