Earlier this month, I received in the mail an author's copy of Visiones e Ilusiones Políticas, the Spanish translation of my first book, which had just been published days earlier. It is a hefty hardbound volume with an attractive cover that runs to 420 pages including index. Although published in Lima, Peru, by Teología para Vivir, it was actually assembled not far from where I was born and raised in the Chicago area, much to my surprise.
In the box containing the book I found a piece of paper bearing these generous words:
On the first of the month, I had my first online interview to mark its publication. Under the auspices of Fe Pública Chile, I was interviewed by Luis Pino, of Santiago's Iglesia Presbiteriana Puente de Vida, with Jonathan Muñoz serving as translator. You can view the entire interview here.
On 18 May I was privileged to deliver an address to mark the fortieth anniversary of the H. Henry Meeter Center for Calvin Studies at Calvin University, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA. The subject of my address was Let the People Praise: The Enduring Legacy of the Genevan Psalter, which you can see by clicking on the link. I was grateful for the hospitality of the people at the Meeter Center, especially Karin Maag and Paul Fields, who graciously allowed me to examine some of the antiquarian psalters in the Center's display case. I was happy to connect with so many friends and acquaintances, as well as to meet new people during my visit. I was pleased also to participate in the celebratory Psalmfest that took place that evening in the Calvin Seminary chapel.
Late last month Kuyperian Commentary ran my article, Disciplining Political Leaders, written in response to the news that Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone had barred House Speaker Nancy Pelosi from receiving the Lord's Supper due to her public support for the abortion licence. Given that the Reformed confessions regard proper discipline as one of the marks of the true church, should the holding of a public office exempt a church member from such discipline? Or does the church unduly interfere in political life if it disciplines a public officeholder?
This week Cateclesia Forum published a short piece of mine, Healing Comes with the Sabbath. Why did Jesus heal at least seven times on the sabbath day? Was it merely to break the hold of legalism? Or might he have had a deeper reason for so doing?
I have written a monthly column in Christian Courier for 32 years. Here is the latest to be posted at their website: Cyprus 1974 and Ukraine 2022. The current Russo-Ukrainian war has brought back painful memories of an earlier conflict which saw my paternal relatives become refugees in their own land.
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