Living in a housing community that boasts a pool and a spa, and in a city where the beach is a twenty-minute drive away, I have almost no excuse for not finishing my summer reading. It happens every year—the list gets longer and longer, the titles are more ambitious, and the books go unread. The [...]
If art isn’t meant to fit within the clearly-established boundaries of a well-regulated life, then how exactly do we interact with it? How do we ‘experience’ it? If art doesn’t have an explicitly pedagogical or pragmatic purpose, why does it exist? A common approach has been to verify the artist’s worldview—if you understand the way [...]
It’s a pretty big anachronism, but it’s an interesting question—if Paul went to the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, what would he think? How would he interact with Kerstin Brätsch’s Matchpoint? What would he have to say about Cheyney Thompson’s Chronochrome Set 10? How would Christians today interpret Alfredo Jaar’s Lament of [...]
Having spent most of my life in school, taking notes has become an almost pathological habit of mine–it doesn’t matter if I’m at a lecture, morning worship, in a classroom, or an informal talk; if someone is speaking in an official capacity, out comes the notebook and pen. The result is a nicely organized outline [...]
We sat down with the Rev. Dr. John Bombaro of Grace Lutheran Church and professor of religion and philosophy at the University of San Diego to discuss the high art of books, the personality of the tangible, and the effects of the digital on the reality of the Incarnation. Happy Monday!
White Horse Inn producer Shane Rosenthal and I were chatting about the May/June issue of Modern Reformation and thought you might appreciate some helpful hints on how to approach a blog post. Save your attention-span talents for reality television, or Richard Dawkins’ lastest book, or finding a really good doughnut shop.
The following is by filmmaker Anthony Parisi and is used with his permission. It was originally posted for the Cinema & New Media Arts at HBU. Visit him online at http://www.anthonyparisifilm.com In The Tree of Life, director Terrence Malick crafted a grandiose yet personal theodicy through a family story against the cosmic backdrop of creation and [...]
How many of you skim the first chapter of Matthew? (It’s all right, we did it too.) This month, we talk to Rev. Zach Keele of Escondido Orthodox Presbyterian Church about the genealogies listed in Scripture–their purpose, their scope, and the fidelity of God’s promise.
In this second half of our conversation with Dr. Godfrey, we learn Rome’s understanding of tradition, the ambiguity of patriarchal-sacramental language, and just how Rome dances the Tiber Two-Step. Enjoy!
This month, we sat down with Dr. W. R. Godfrey, president of Westminster Seminary California and Teaching Fellow at Ligonier Ministries to talk about the ancient church, Roman supremacy, and the changing winds of Trent and Vatican II.