This is a Review of Velvet Elvis: Repainting the Christian Faith, by Rob Bell, (Grand Rapids: Zondervan publishing, 2005) Introduction Sorry this post has taken so long to get to you, my dear readers. I hope and pray that this will be useful to you, and ultimately glorifying to Jesus Christ. I do not think … Continue reading Thoughts on “Velvet Elvis”
I like to read, and often I get to read books that friends give me or recommend to me. Many years ago, a friend who I tend to trust and love very deeply in the Lord sent me a book from the man who had been his pastor when he had lived in the U.S. … Continue reading A Prolegomena to Comments on Velvet Elvis.
Okay, I think the comments line of my "why do people go to hell" post is getting too long, and replying in the comments in that line is getting tiresome for people. So here goes me trying to simply post a reply when the questions are good (and don't have quite as much swearing in … Continue reading Responses: The Old Testament/New Testament God, Good and Evil, Salvation
Episcopal Church: The Bruhaha about the deposing of a sitting bishop continues. Environment: This is kinda disturbing, but why am I thinking of a Seinfeld episode? Weather: As I finish shovelling yesterday's snow, I hear about another snowstorm. (at least it's only predicting HALF A METER of snow over the next 24 hours). American Politics: … Continue reading Daily Reading (March 17, 2008)
Law: Indian court clears Richard Gere of obscenity. They did not comment on his acting ability. Culture: Is Polyamory the next part of the Anglican "listening process"? Conference: Video is now available for all main sessions at the text and context conference. They are really good talks, but a sizable investment of time (about 80 … Continue reading Online Reading (March 14, 2008)
The Bible says that I am to "by the Spirit put to death the deeds of the flesh" (Romans 8:13b) so that I may live. I used to think that that was just the things that are "sinful", meaning all the negative rules that people consider to be part of the Christian religion.... you know, … Continue reading Crucifying What I Can’t Afford
Religion and Science: Pope Benedict again wades into the debate. Faith and Brains: (from 2 weeks ago) John Stackhouse publishes an impatient response to the questions about education and faith. Newfoundland and.... Poland?: The local paper of record makes very superficial links between Poland and Newfoundland. Gee, maybe I should apply for a reporting job. … Continue reading Online Reading (January 29, 2008)