Theology & Spirituality

Worthy Reads of the Week {March 19}

Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord.
Peace in heaven and glory in the highest.

Assist us mercifully with your help, O Lord God of our salvation, that we may enter with joy upon the contemplation of those mighty acts, whereby you have given us life and immortality; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
—Book of Common Prayer

Greetings to our faithful and new readers. We invite you to look over the essays from the week that stirred our hearts and minds. Please feel to add any worthy reads you found in the comment section below. A blesséd Holy Week to each of you!

Conciliar Post:

Lent: Week Five—Judica by Johanna Byrkett

Review: Onward—Engaging the Culture without Losing the Gospel by Chris Casberg

Becoming Childlike by Sterling Oakley

Sola Scriptura and Interpretive Paradox by John Ehrett

Around the Web:

March 14 by Lanier Ivester

I crossed a continent, mad as Mercury to be at your side.
For what—to make you stay? To hold you back
In that broken body? Imprisoned for one more second
In the fear and pain of a shattered mind?

Lessons from and Ugly Brown Couch by Rachael Dymski

This ugly couch, in many ways, has given us the biggest gift in our marriage: it has served as the center for our community.

I think that for students, hospitality can be something we think we’ll get to later in life. It’s something that will happen when we have more time, more space, more money; when we’re not living in dorms with filmy white paint, when we’re not scrambling to meet a deadline, when we have more to offer than an ugly brown couch.

But it is the ugly brown couch that has taught me so much about what true hospitality is.

Being a Father Means Self-Sacrifice: Jermaine O’Neal by Owen Strachen

Several months after he left, O’Neal watched the Warriors win a championship. He still felt torn, watching Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, and his former teammates celebrate. He never won the trophy, and anyone who watches sports knows that after the hunger for individual accolades fades, the desire for a championship ring only increases. His daughter saw the difficulty he was in and reached out to him to thank him… “Dad you being home is like you being a champion.”

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