I know, I know, a big topic, and I'm being a little arrogant in claiming to understand the whole of one of the largest religious groupings in the world. Keep in mind that you're reading a conservative protestant evangelical. These are just some things I would like non-Christians to keep in mind when talking to … Continue reading What Christians are Not.
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)
People often get rather anxious about life generally. Both on personal levels (will I find a good job, will I have somewhere to live, will my marriage continue, etc.) and on global levels (is global warming going to end us all, what about terrorism, etc.). Anxiousness is often thought a good and even an … Continue reading The Power of Rejoicing (reflection on Phil 4:4-7)
Recently I've been frequently faced with the fact that some people face a death in their own faith. Before I start ranting about it, I should point out that everybody has some form of faith, whether it's faith in the overall meaning of the universe, or the ability of their own intellect to accurately understand … Continue reading The Death of Faith (or more properly, its murder)
Well, it seems that Summer is almost over for me. On Monday I begin the orientation week at the college, marking the beginning of my last year of M.Div. (provided I complete this year successfully). Luckily. this is the only week I will have to spend at the college for the remainder of the semester, … Continue reading Dreading Monday
The Bible Study I attend in St. John's is continuing to look into the Word of God, guided by a John Piper book, "When I Don't Desire God" (available online by clicking on he link). Last week, they went through Chapter 4 of the book, Joy in God is a Gift of God: Doing Ourselves … Continue reading Bible Study comments 1: Knowing that faith is a gift of God moves us (among other lesser things) to Glory in Christ.
Law: A British tribunal makes a slightly troubling decision. Conscience: West Point grad becomes Christian, asks for discharge. Marriage: Part 10 of "Death by Ministry", Mark Driscoll talks about blessing the pastor's wife. Baptism: Thabiti Anyabwile talks about the"heart" the credo/paedo baptism debate