Resources on Steve Mathonnet‑VanderWell

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Stop Shooting Article by Steve Mathonnet-VanderWell https://blog.perspectivesjournal.org/2012/10/09/stop-shooting/ Article by Steve Mathonnet-VanderWell Topics: Politics Source: The Twelve Steve Mathonnet-VanderWell compares the logic of gangs in Chicago to the current public discourse often modeled by politicians. This logic of "us/them" is then compared with the radical gospel message of inclusion. Dancing in Dubuque Article by Steve Mathonnet-VanderWell https://blog.perspectivesjournal.org/2018/04/03/dancing-in-dubuque/ Article by Steve Mathonnet-VanderWell Topics: Dance , Resurrection , Witness , Evangelism Source: The Twelve In his article Steve Mathonnet-VanderWell reflects on being a public witness and seeing the resurrection at work in one's world. Let Us Not Grow Weary, Weary of Doing Good Article by Steve Mathonnet-VanderWell https://blog.perspectivesjournal.org/2018/01/23/let-us-not-grow-weary-weary-of-doing-good/ Article by Steve Mathonnet-VanderWell Topics: Goodness , Politics , Divisions , Anger Source: The Twelve "For the time being, casting away and rending seems to be the calling for most of us," writes Steve Mathonnet-VanderWell as he reflects on the Christian's obligation in the current partisan climate. Have I Done Enough? Article by Steve Mathonnet-VanderWell https://blog.perspectivesjournal.org/2017/06/06/have-i-done-enough/ Article by Steve Mathonnet-VanderWell Topics: Grace , Doubt , Pastoral leadership Source: The Twelve Steve Mathonnet-VanderWell wrestles with a question asked on an elderly's deathbed—Is it his fault? His predecessors' fault? Other traditions' fault?—finally resting on the grace of Jesus Christ we need day after day. The Ripples of War Article by Steve Mathonnet-VanderWell https://blog.perspectivesjournal.org/2017/11/07/the-ripples-of-war/ Article by Steve Mathonnet-VanderWell Topics: Family , Father , War Source: The Twelve Steve Mathonnet-VanderWell explores his own family history, examining how the ripples of war, tragedy, and grief spread across the generations, virtually invisible but still very potent. It’s Only Natural Article by Steve Mathonnet-VanderWell https://blog.perspectivesjournal.org/2012/03/27/its-only-natural/ Article by Steve Mathonnet-VanderWell Topics: Ethics , Natural Law , Sexuality , Sexual orientation Source: The Twelve In this blog post, Steve Mathonnet-VanderWell argues for a more subtle use of natural law arguments in the realm of sexual ethics. Any appeal to natural law must incorporate the universal reality of Christ’s redeeming work. Pencils, Processions, and the Cross Article by Steve Mathonnet-VanderWell https://blog.perspectivesjournal.org/2015/01/27/pencils-processions-and-the-cross/ Article by Steve Mathonnet-VanderWell Topics: Religion , Freedom , Politics Source: The Twelve Reflecting on the Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris, Steve Mathonnet-VanderWell discusses the proper Christian response to issues of free speech and religious freedom in modern, secular, Western society. The Ever-Bigger Welcome Commentary/Exegesis by Steve Mathonnet-VanderWell https://blog.perspectivesjournal.org/2015/10/06/the-ever-bigger-welcome/ Commentary/Exegesis by Steve Mathonnet-VanderWell Topics: Church , Holy Spirit Source: The Twelve Steve Mathonnet-VanderWell preached through ten chapters of Acts, and offers twelve key insights for the church today from the experience ranging from how we argue to how we relate to the Holy Spirit Stop Reading the Bible Article by Steve Mathonnet-VanderWell https://blog.perspectivesjournal.org/2013/06/04/stop-reading-the-bible/ Article by Steve Mathonnet-VanderWell Source: The Twelve Steve Mathonnet-VanderWell argues against reading the Bible straight through and for a prioritized approach to scripture. While all are canon, Luke, for example, should be read several times before attempting Nahum. The Law in Reformed Worship Article by Steve Mathonnet-VanderWell https://blog.perspectivesjournal.org/2015/07/28/the-law/ Article by Steve Mathonnet-VanderWell Topics: Love , Worship , Law Source: The Twelve Steve Mathonnet-VanderWell discusses how his understanding of "the Law" of God has changed over time, offering suggestions for how to incorporate it into Reformed worship and liturgy. More than a Feeling Article by Steve Mathonnet-VanderWell https://perspectivesjournal.org/posts/more-than-a-feeling/ Article by Steve Mathonnet-VanderWell Topics: Sacraments , Lord’s Supper , Incarnation Source: Perspectives Journal This article reflects on the Lord's Supper, seeking for the sacrament to be more intentionally incarnational so as to discover a deeper feeling and greater joy in its celebration. On a Hill Far Away Article by Steve Mathonnet-VanderWell https://blog.perspectivesjournal.org/2016/04/19/on-a-hill-far-away/ Article by Steve Mathonnet-VanderWell Topics: Election , Fall Source: The Twelve Offering a reflection on God's call in Genesis 3:8-9, this article by Steve Mathonnet-VanderWell questions whether our comprehension of God's anger in the Garden corresponds with our beliefs on Unconditional Election. A Discussion of the Atonement Article by Gabriel Fackre https://perspectivesjournal.org/blog/2009/02/01/a-discussion-of-the-atonement-abuse-violence-sacrifice-and-the-cross/ Article by Gabriel Fackre Topics: Atonement , Sacrifice , Violence , Cross Source: Perspectives Journal In this article, three theologians discuss the atonement in the contemporary terms of violence and abuse and traditional terms of cross and sacrifice. Syria, Aquinas, Augustine, and Just War Article by Steve Mathonnet-VanderWell https://blog.perspectivesjournal.org/2013/09/09/syria-aquinas-augustine-and-just-war/ Article by Steve Mathonnet-VanderWell Topics: Morality , St. Augustine , Ethics Source: The Twelve Steve Mathonnet-VanderWell clears up some of the "just war theory" misconceptions and helps us understand the importance of it as a last-resort Christian response. Perfect Attendance Commentary/Exegesis by Steve Mathonnet-VanderWell https://blog.perspectivesjournal.org/2016/05/03/perfect-attendance/ Commentary/Exegesis by Steve Mathonnet-VanderWell Topics: Parables , Worship , Church Source: The Twelve Steve Mathonnet-VanderWell wrestles with church attendance and the parable of the sower (Mark 4:1-9), which may be about the mystery behind how and why faith takes root. Being Taken Where You Do Not Want to Go Audio/Video by Steve Mathonnet-VanderWell https://blog.perspectivesjournal.org/2013/04/09/being-taken-where-you-do-not-want-to-go/ Audio/Video by Steve Mathonnet-VanderWell Topics: Peter , Vocation , Calling/Vocation , Calling Source: The Twelve Steve Mathonnet-VanderWell looks at John 21:15-23 and reflects on the pain and the blessing of being denied our dreams and being led into situations we would not have chosen, but where God calls us to work. Builds Strong Bodies Article by Steve Mathonnet-VanderWell https://blog.perspectivesjournal.org/2012/03/13/builds-strong-bodies/ Article by Steve Mathonnet-VanderWell Topics: Miracles , Sacraments , Eucharist Source: The Twelve Steve Mathonnet-VanderWell reflects on the sacrament of Holy Communion, noting that many who profess to be literalists and believe in miracles have a notoriously low view of the bread and cup. Born to Die? Yes, but… Article by Steve Mathonnet-VanderWell https://blog.perspectivesjournal.org/2017/01/03/born-to-die-yes-but/ Article by Steve Mathonnet-VanderWell Topics: Christmas , Jesus , Incarnation , Love Source: The Twelve Steve Mathonnet-VanderWell reflects on the Incarnation, arguing for it as a symbol of divine love and presence, rather than some grievous duty that must simply be endured. Church Article by Steve Mathonnet-VanderWell https://blog.perspectivesjournal.org/2014/03/10/church/ Article by Steve Mathonnet-VanderWell Topics: Church , Salvation , Community , Church Membership Source: The Twelve Steve Mathonnet-VanderWell reflects on church and its purpose and writes that it is the constancy and tenacity of simply holding together community that both takes a toll and shapes our soul. Treasure Hunting Article by Steve Mathonnet-VanderWell https://blog.perspectivesjournal.org/2015/06/16/treasure-hunting/ Article by Steve Mathonnet-VanderWell Topics: Parables , History , Tradition , Wisdom Source: The Twelve Steve Mathonnet-VanderWell ponders how Matthew 13:52 can shape a church’s understanding of its ministry. We must learn not to venerate the past, but not to throw it out casually either.

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