Archives for June 2011

Why We Need Theological Education

Michael Jensen, Lecturer in Christian Doctrine at Moore Theological College, has a good post on Why Theological Education? [Read more…]

Remember JSPL this Conference Season

As we come into the North American conference season, I hope all you Paulinists will remember Journal for the Study of Paul and His Letters, as a possible avenue for publishing your chastened and cherished conference papers! We are always looking for top quality papers to include in the journal. Submission guidelines are here. Also, [Read More…]

Erasing Hell 3

[Notice: You will want to read this whole post. There’s a surprise at the end.] I’ve been blogging on the soon-to-be released book by Francis Chan and Preston Sprinkle Erasing Hell: What God said about eternity, and the things we made up. In this last post, I want to touch on a subject whose treatment [Read More…]

Church: Spirit, Word, and Sacrament

If we take Act 2:42-47 as the ideal picture of the church, then we can surmise that the ideal life of the church is one that is nurtured on Spirit, Word, and Sacrament. We need a diet of all three to have a healthy and holistic Christian community. Many churches are very logocentric, they have [Read More…]

Writing Style 8

Buried within the chapter on concision in Williams and Colombs’ book Style: Lessons in Clarity and Grace (10th Edition) is a transformative writing principle—perhaps one of the most important of all! To become a good writer, you need to read the best writers. Read the best and model your writing after theirs. Don’t think for a [Read More…]

Erasing Hell 2

This is the second of a three-part review of the soon-to-be published book Erasing Hell: What God said about eternity, and the things we made up by Francis Chan and Preston Sprinkle. This post will briefly discuss the structure and themes of the book. Erasing Hell contains seven chapters and includes and introduction and an [Read More…]

Delta Airlines and Saudi Arabia

But Delta Airlines is facing a similar moral dilemma as they get are about to complete an alliance with Saudi Arabia. The Delta-Saudi deal means adding Saudi Arabian Airlines (SAA) to Delta’s SkyTeam Alliance. For the first time, this would allow Delta passengers to fly direct into Saudi Arabia, as long as passengers are not [Read More…]

Erasing Hell 1

Since the publication of Rob Bell’s book Love Wins, there have been a number of evangelical responses both in the blogosphere and in print. There are four book length treatments that are either published or will be published later this summer (see John Starke’s list). While I’ve not read any of the other books, I [Read More…]