Learning to Lament in the Midst of Tragedy

Christians need to learn to lament. We live in a culture that prefers to hide sadness, and too often, Christians have been found doing the same. Every day, we encounter people who are suffering because of loss, instability, pain or regret and they lament because of it. And every day, Christians offer intellectual answers to the…

Why Church is a Like Dressing Room

12 Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, 13 bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. 14 And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. 15 And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which…

on Gadamer, Hermeneutics, and the Church

Hans-Georg Gadamer, Truth and Method: refuting the “prejudice against prejudice” For Gadamer the words truth and meaning should be in quotations: “truth” and “meaning” .  He doesn’t simply discard absolute truth entirely but questions the possibility for an infallible method to access this truth. It must be this way if we really expect to learn…