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Howard Snyder

Ecology of Church and Kingdom

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“God works in a mysterious way, his wonders to perform,” said William Cowper in 1774. I fully agree. One of those mysterious ways is providence...

The Bible reveals a whole and healing gospel. Good News! Today however, a third of the gospel is missing from much evangelical preaching, teaching, and...

Late last year we had some birch trees cut down in front of our house. The trunks were over a foot thick. I thought...

Marina Warner has written an intriguing book, Once Upon a Time: A Short History of Fairy Tale (Oxford: 2014, 201 pp.). The book plunges...

How large should your church be? Silly question, you say. Depending on your theology or worldview, you might add: * Large as possible! Bigger is better! *...

Ponder these short parables: The king of a great land was about to take a long journey. He called his top three officials together. “I...

Let’s ponder the promise and peril of populism. Or maybe the triumph and terror of populism. Follow the news for a random hour, and you’ll...

  I walk into a shopping mall. In a central courtyard is a beautiful floor made of different colors and sizes of tiles. Admiring the...

Taking a class in medieval Christian worship at Notre Dame in 1975, I quickly learned what BVM meant. Blessed Virgin Mary. Not Bureau of...