Irenic Thoughts

Irenic. The word means peaceful. This web log (or blog) exists to create an ongoing, and hopefully peaceful, series of comments on the life of King of Peace Episcopal Church. This is not a closed community. You are highly encouraged to comment on any post or to send your own posts.


Frustrated Professor?

An actual professor, Martin LutherI have been called a frustrated history professor before, but as I get plenty of chance to share the compelling stories from history I run across, I'm not sure from where the frustration is supposed to come. In any case, I did try to use today's Tribune & Georgian religion column to 'splain why I find church history not just fascinating but essential.

As I write in the essay,

Christianity has produced both witch trials and hospitals; The Inquisition and Saint Francis of Assisi; the Crusades and Mother Theresa of Calcutta. How can followers of one faith produced such consistently inconsistent results?
The answer lies within church history itself. The full text is here: The Battles of Church History Rage Within

Or if you would actually rather delve into church history instead of why I think that history matters, you could always try one of these sermons in our archives:
Holy Foolishness
on the Holy Fools tradition in Russia and how it relates to the cross or
Which Words are The Word
on the heretic who gave us the Bible.
Or there are Wednesday evening sermons which lean even more on history, like
Weeds among the wheat
on Saint Augustine and the Donatist Heresy
or this one on
The Martyrs of Japan.
The Rev. Frank Logue, Pastor + King of Peace Episcopal Church


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