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”
Football (er, Soccer): Much to my chagrin, Spain played beautifully over the weekend, to beat a lacklustre German side (saved from a shellacking only by their goalkeeper) to win Euro 2008, 1-0. Hockey: The Stanley Cup arrives in my home province. No, I am not going to see it. Anglicanism: GAFCON final statement means that … Continue reading Online Reading (June 30, 2008)
When the king of Egypt was told that the people had fled, Pharaoh and his officials changed their minds about them and said, “What have we done? We have let the Israelites go and have lost their services!” So he had his chariot made ready and took his army with him. (Ex 14:5-6, NIV) The … Continue reading Pharoah, Hardened Hearts and Vested Interests
Iraq: Some Iraqis are returning home. (Note: this is a big deal if the beeb is actually reporting it). Anglicans: Seems the Church of my birth is inching towards full schism. Unfortunately, neither side of the schism would be an acceptable choice of a Church for me (if you want reasons, you can buy me … Continue reading Online Reading (November 21, 2007)
It's interesting how some people characterize the Gospel. We all know that "gospel" means "good news" (or at least we all know it now), and Christians know this is somehow central to their religion. The problem is that there are a lot of different gospels out there, and people need to think a bit on … Continue reading God is a Care Bear?
When Blizzard entertainment developed the later Warcraft universe, I'm seriously doubting that the storyline was intended to provide a useful expression of the doctrine of man, but in the character of Sylvanus Windrunner, that's precisely what they did. (And no, this is not just an excuse for me to be all geeky about elf girls) … Continue reading Sylvanas Windrunner, Undeath and Sin
Theology: I was going to write on this, but Mathis at desiringGod has beaten me to it. Does God author sin? Food: This guy really meant "hold the cheese". Nature: A giant spiderweb in Texas.