Archive for the ‘Theology’ Category

November 9th, 2009 - 11:25 pm § in Liturgy, Theology

Believing and the Creed

I picked up Karen Armstrong’s latest book The Case for God this weekend. While paging through the book at the bookstore, I found a discussion of the English word “believe” and it’s development of meaning. “In Middle English,” Armstrong notes, “bileven meant [...]

November 3rd, 2009 - 5:38 pm § in Bible, Theology

Sola Scriptura

Over on his blog Liturgy, Bosco Peters (an Anglican priest in New Zealand) has an item about the notion of sola scriputra on the occasion of the Anglican commemoration of the 16th Century English theologian Richard Hooker. For many, both historically and today, the phrase is taken at face value, as [...]

November 2nd, 2009 - 4:09 pm § in Liturgy, Theology

All Saints

Yesterday, November 1, was the feast of All Saints. On that day, the church honors the whole communion of saints: all who walk in faith with Christ, our forebears in the faith whose witness has proceeded us. Many congregations also specifically remember those who have died in the last year. I’[...]