Love and Marriage… and Singleness too

Hey friends… Okay, so it’s been absolutely BANANAS in the Arndt household.  We’re in the middle of trying to buy a house.  Enough said.  In the next couple weeks I hope to resume my regular blogging by writing about what we’re continuing to cover in the Sermon on the Mount…

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Towards a redeemed sexual ethos…

This fall at Bloom we’re wrestling with the Sermon on the Mount… Jesus’ classic articulation of what life among those who have been captured and conditioned by the now-available ‘Kingdom of the Heavens’ looks like.  This past weekend we dealt with his teaching in Matthew 5:27ff.: “You have heard that…

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Wendell Berry on Sexual ‘Freedom’

At Bloom this weekend I’m preaching on Mt 5:27ff., Jesus’ classic teaching on the disordered desire of the heart for the sexual “other” that lies at the heart of adultery…  Truthfully, I’m feeling a little overwhelmed by the task (I just finished reading Pope John Paul II’s Theology of the…

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The Crisis of “Relevance”

I have never met anyone from this group.  I know nothing about them, but this picture to me said it all.  “Judaism your way.”  My first reaction was, “Really?”  My second reaction was, “But that’s exactly what Judaism is not, right?”  My third reaction was, “Crud, if the crisis of…

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