Can I trust you?

An Address by Dean Gregory Sterling of Yale Divinity School Today at the Yale Divinity School commencement exercises, Dean Gregory Sterling offered some sobering words to graduates in the class of 2018 regarding the context into which they are stepping to begin their service as ministers, scholars, workers for nonprofits. Along with his description ofContinue reading “Can I trust you?”

Can a Christian be a patriot?

It is possible to be both a patriot and a Christian. It is not possible to confuse patriotism with Christianity and still be truly Christian. It is possible to love both God and country. To become confused about which love is absolute, and which conditioned upon the absolute, is to become an idolater or aContinue reading “Can a Christian be a patriot?”

My strangely unedifying Facebook posts

This post is directed to friends who have found my “political” Facebook posts this year strange or off-putting. Yes: they are strange. For me, this is an opus alienum, a strange work, a thing I am doing that is not the thing I have been primarily called and trained to do, not a thing I likeContinue reading “My strangely unedifying Facebook posts”