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Heavenly Minds and Earthly Good

My title refers to that common saying, "He is so heavenly minded that he is of no earthly good."  It can be turned around to, "Only the heavenly minded are of earthly good" - rightly understood, of course. Yesterday, I posted a link to an Ascension Day sermon by Bishop Wright.  What he has to say is quite good.  However, in the second paragraph, when he says the collect for Ascension, and the whole vision of the Christian faith that he thinks the collect encourages, is "profoundly unbiblical," I think his concern that we believers be of "earthly good" misleads him.  The collect mirrors Paul's words in Colossians iii:   1 If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. 2 Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.3 For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. I think what the bishop did was read the collect through the lens of his good sen

Almost a year gone by

It has been almost a year since I quit posting here. It's been exactly two years to the day since I posted the Moule article below. I started another blog, and then decided to close that one down. With all I have had to do in the last year with teaching, I've just not had the time, the leisure, the energy to keep up a blog. Plus, I'm more interested in publishing something in print. Yet, today - poking around - I find this blog is being accessed quite a bit - apparently by people searching topics and looking up some of the older articles. Well, I'm glad to see it. Perhaps I ought to keep dropping things in now and then - a recent sermon or something. I'll see. In the meantime, I'm rather up-in-the-air vocationally. I've been cut back to part-time at Chattanooga Christian for next year. I plan to start tutoring homeschool students in Latin again to help make ends meet and I hope to use my extra time to finish my Th.M. But I'll also be networki