Mad at Mark Driscoll? Blame Solomon.

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According to the Bible, King Solomon, the son of David, was one of, if not the, wisest men, apart from Jesus, who ever lived. (1 Kings 4:30) He's got a few books of the Bible traditionally ascribed to him (Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon), and even Jesus said he was a wise fellow. (Matthew 12:42) Which is why I found a couple of off-hand comments about him by evangelical writers Mary DeMuth and Matthew Paul Turner surprising and bit off-putting. What am I talking about? Mad at Mark? … [Read more...]

Justin Bieber & the Dangers of Being Famous too Early

Back when my wife and I used to watch American Idol with her family every week, I had a staunch policy of not supporting any contestants under the age of 18, regardless of talent or the competition.  My gut feeling was that 16 is just too young for most people to have that much attention focused on them.  If they were good, take a shot at it in another couple of years. A few years on, a couple of years of college ministry later, my gut hasn't changed. (Well, my inner gut. We'll pass over my … [Read more...]