John Webster Pastoralia Prayer

Grace in a Time of Coronavirus

In our current trials, painful as they are, we are being given a gift—a gift as Christians, a gift as pastors, a gift as churches and a gift as nations, if only we will take it. This time of losses, restrictions, anxieties and griefs, it also a matchless opportunity for grace. In The Culture of Theology, John Webster invites us to take our own existence, and the situation in which we are placed, with full seriousness.…

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Prayer

Anselm’s Prayer to God

Anselm’s “Prayer to God” is a beautiful model prayer, which aims “to stir up the mind of the reader to love or fear of God, or to self-examination.” Although he is best known for his ontological argument for the existence of God in the Proslogion, and for his classic articulation of the satisfaction view of the atonement in Cur Deus Homo, Anselm also left a rich legacy of prayers, written to help “ordinary” Christians pray.

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