Online Reading (Dec. 10, 2019)

Condolences: Pray for Tim Challies (popular blogger at challies.com) as he deals with the sudden death of his father. Morality: Kirk Durston writes unpopular ideas on the societal value of Sexual Morality.  Belief: Does the fall of traditional religion mean an increase in superstition?  Theology: Credo this month is all about universalism. This is aContinue reading “Online Reading (Dec. 10, 2019)”

Online Reading (December 3, 2019)

Politics: The New York Times does an examination of the Bible Study leader for US president Donald Trump’s cabinet. Theology: George Sinclair explains that God does not love unconditionally. More Theology: This month’s Credo magazine deals with the issue of universalism (will all be saved?). Shameless plug: The Church-planting ministry of my local church will  haveContinue reading “Online Reading (December 3, 2019)”

Online Reading (Dec. 2, 2019)

Iran: Pray for Iran as they go through some of the worst political violence in 40 years. Theology: J.D. Greear reflects on how God saves us for His glory. Blogging: Tim Challies meditates on the continued value of Christian blogging. Maybe I should write real blogs. Christian Practice: GetReligion draws attention to the way ReligiousContinue reading “Online Reading (Dec. 2, 2019)”

The Pharisee Culture

“You know how this wine was blended? Different types of Pharisee have been harvested, trodden, and fermented together to produce the subtle flavour. Types that were most antagonistic on earth…. The wickedness of other religions was the really live doctrine in the religion of each; slander was its gospel, and denigration its litany. How theyContinue reading “The Pharisee Culture”