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Christian Humanist Profiles 60: The Story of Monasticism

For most American Evangelicals, monasticism is a closed book, little understood, and appreciated even less. Yet throughout most of Christian history, East and West, and even today, monasticism has been a prominent alternative expression of lived Christianity. Monasticism, then, isn’t really a closed book, or even a different book—it’s a chapter that we skip! In…

Christian Humanist Profiles 43: Paul and the Trinity

There’s a story that everyone knows about the doctrine of the Trinity: there was this teacher in first-century Judea, Jesus of Nazareth, who preached the coming kingdom of God and ended up getting executed. Then his followers began to declare that he had been raised from the dead, that he was the Messiah, the Christ…

Christian Humanist Profiles 32: Reformed Catholicity

There are some things everyone knows about Protestants. They hate tradition. They’re suspicious of any doctrine or practice that can’t be anchored to a verse. They’re fractious and factious, each their own Luther unwilling to budge from their convictions unless convinced by scripture and sound reason. But sometimes what everyone knows isn’t so–or needn’t be…