Back-to-back gatherings in Allentown (Dec 15) and Philadelphia (Dec 16). Allentown: St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Allentown, 38 S. 8th Street, Allentown 8-9 PM. Doors open at 7:30. Philly: First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia, 2125 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia 19104. 8-9 PM. Doors open at 7:30.
This past Monday, we did our first Philadelphia event and were blessed to have Peter Rollins with us. Our new friend Keith Anderson offers a thoughtful recap of the evening on his great blog here. Thank you, Keith, for this, and for being with us in that hot old space Monday night. “The whole world
For this reason, Christianity is anti-wisdom: wisdom tells us that our efforts are in vain, that everything ends in chaos, while Christianity madly insists on the impossible. Love, especially a Christian one, is definitely not wise. This is why Paul said: “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise” (“Sapientiam sapientum perdam,” as his saying
I’m thinking about distractions. That we shouldn’t feel bad if we can’t leave them behind. That, perhaps, they ought to come with us: into worship, into our prayer lives, into the world. Thinking about that. Maybe not all of them. But I’m thinking that so much of our brokenness is what God ends up using.