Here are a few notable ponderances from the internet world this third week of Advent. Thoughts about topics including women in ministry, personhood, the Pope, contemporary art, and Advent blessing. May they enhance your waiting, resting, rejoicing, praying.
Jeremiah Gibbs shares 4 reasons why ordaining women is no longer an optional concept for the church, on his blog.
Dr. Fred Sanders explores the concept of “personhood” in the theology of Pannenberg, moving, perhaps counter-intuitively, from God to man, on the Scriptorium blog.
Huffpost Religion shares 9 reasons you want the Pope to be your “best buddy” – and they are really great reasons.
An artist explores similarities in the way we engage contemporary art and charismatic worship, and suggests ways that Christians might engage both a bit better, on Seedbed.
Jan Richardson shares a blessing for “Longest Night” worship services, along with some beautiful and meditative artwork, on her blog, The Advent Door.