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Self-Criticism, Self-Compassion and Self-Indulgence, Reconsidered

Self-Criticism, Self-Compassion and Self-Indulgence, Reconsidered

A number of insights to be gleaned from the report in Monday’s NY Times, “Go Easy On Yourself.” Not just in the sense of horizontalized Law (discipline/criticism) vs Grace (compassion) – though that too – but in the clearly universal discrepancy between head knowledge and heart knowledge, and most remarkably, in the immediate objection that […]

Take Heed! (A sermon from Frank Limehouse)

Take Heed! (A sermon from Frank Limehouse)

I have the privilege of leading a little “book club” at Holy Cross, Sullivan’s Island.  A few weeks ago we began reading/studying Gerhard Forde’s juggernaut “On Being a Theologian of the Cross”, a book that cannot be recommended highly enough. In trying to elucidate/introduce people to the theology of the cross (as opposed to a […]