Are we in another reformation? – Phyllis Tickle and the rose

I first ran into Phyllis Tickle when I started exploring the liturgy of the hours. She wrote a great breviary called The Divine Hours (you can check out over at the Ann Arbor Vineyard web-page which hosts a Daily Online version.) Soon after she kept turning up. I heard interviews with her on Podcasts, I ran into her while visiting my brother's church. She wrote a number of forwards to books I was reading. I was impressed with a lot of what she was saying.Finally this year I met her while I was … [Read more...]

How do you picture Jesus

How do you picture Jesus...  I found a page that has a nice collection of images from many perspectives. CLICK HEREI posted a few let me know what you think! … [Read more...]

Dawkins talks to Alister McGrath

I have watched a lot of videos by Richard Dawkins, this one is actually a good dialog.Let me know what you think … [Read more...]

I got Rick-Rolled by the Bible

Were no strangers to love1 John 4:16 - we know and rely on the love God has for us.You know the rules and so do IHebrews 8:10 - This is the covenant I will make with the house of Israel after that time, declares the Lord. I will put my laws in their minds and write them on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people.A full commitments what I'm thinking ofJoshua 24:14 - So now: Fear God. Worship him in total commitment. Get rid of the gods your ancestors worshiped on … [Read more...]

Discussion: Habermas, Flew, and N.T. Wright

The other night I posted about one of the books I'm going through called "There is a God." A number of people have dismissed flew as being senile. Here is a three part discussion with Antony Flew, along with N.T. Wright who wrote one of the appendices.Discussion: Habermas, Flew, and Wright pt1In Part one Flew Responds to DawkinsPart 2 here talks a little about culture.Discussion: Habermas, Flew, and Wright pt3This Video talks a bit about his life experience, and defends his book as his own. … [Read more...]

What I’m reading: The preface to “There is a God” by Antony Flew

I began reading There is a God" today. It's a book by Antony Flew about his "conversion" to theism. I thought I might post a little about what I think. So far I have simply read the preface written by Roy Abraham Varghese. (pictured)The preface seems to break down into 4 general catigories.1. Who is Anotny Flew - Varghese goes over the Corpus of Works by Flew, and comments on his original systematic contributions to atheism. These I will let you read about HERE2. The "Arian Heresy" - Logical … [Read more...]

Religulous – an adventure in talking past one another

Today I watched Religulous for the first time... I have to say I was very disappointed in it. It felt talking to a sixteen year-old. At 43:43 he talks to a guy who helped me pinpoint what I didn't like about the film. He said "you have to live with people and their stupid Ideas." Instead Bill Maher seems to focus on making fun of people.He tends to ask some really good questions, but the editing seems to be focused on mocking people for having faith... It makes perfect sense to me that he would … [Read more...]

What is the Gospel – Part 2 – Paul Washer (A Southern Baptist)

After the last post one of my dear friends was concerned I was being a relativist by offering this series. You can read his response here. I thought it was a good criticism and although this post is indeed a continuation of the subject I want to make it clear that I am in no way teaching any of these perspectives as right or wrong. I want everyone to talk about what the Gospel is. As A christian I find that the Gospel is the center of my life, and living the Gospel is at the heart of all I … [Read more...]

What is the Gospel – Part 1 – Orthodox

This week I will be posting a view different views on different ideas about the Gospel. It seems like almost every church has a different perspective on the issue.I'd like to hear what you think about each of these Ideas... Today I will share a video with you from One Eastern Orthodox perspective (although I am sure there are more).What do you take away from this? … [Read more...]