The Wardrobe Wars

In case you missed it, here’s another post from last month over at Some, uh, Theologica. Enjoy!

Over the course of church history, there have arisen numerous hot-button issues within Christian theology and practice which have provoked widespread disagreement and often intense controversy among believers—issues like the two natures of Christ, the function of the Eucharist, the character of the atonement, the baptism of covenant children, the form of church music, and bikinis.

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Losing Sight of Land

I thought it appropriate to share some of T.S. Eliot’s poem Ash Wednesday with you all today. Had my old computer not bit the dust, I would have shared a poem I wrote about Ash Wednesday a couple of years ago. Two stanzas in particular stand out to me from the first section of the poem.

And pray to God to have mercy upon us
And pray that I may forget
These matters that with myself I too much discuss
Too much explain
Because I do not hope to turn again
Let these words answer
For what is done, not to be done again
May the judgement not be too heavy upon us

Because these wings are no longer wings to fly
But merely vans to beat the air
The air which is now thoroughly small and dry
Smaller and dryer than the will
Teach us to care and not…

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