“…the restoration of the church will surely come only from a new type of monasticism which has nothing in common with the old but a complete lack of compromise in a life lived in accordance with the Sermon on the Mount in the discipleship of Christ. I think it is time to gather people together […]Read more "An Old Song with a New Dance (Part 2 of 2)"
Calvin Miller’s The Singer is a narrative poem retelling Jesus’ story in the context of the Middle Ages, and the main character is a bard who sings a song that changes lives. The book is beautiful and poignant, and it communicates in ways an essay or a speech could not. Yet, the Singer’s song is […]Read more "An Old Song with a New Dance (Part 1 of 2)"
“When we are called to follow Christ, we are summoned to an exclusive attachment to his person. The grace of his call bursts all the bonds of legalism. It is a gracious call, a gracious commandment. It transcends the difference between the law and the gospel. Christ calls, the disciple follows: that is grace and […]Read more "Following Jesus: A Beginning (Part 2 of 2)"
Following Jesus is beautiful in its simplicity and stunning in its complexity. Jesus lets loose his call, and we can either answer it and follow, or ignore it and go on down the road our lives were headed before. This is where the simplicity lies: it is an either/or decision. There are only two options. […]Read more "Following Jesus: A Beginning (Part 1 of 2)"