To Change the World – A Preview

James Hunter in his book  To Change the World: The Irony, Tragedy, and Possibility of Christianity in the Late Modern World pursues a provocative thesis: The dominant ways of thinking about culture and cultural change are flawed, for they are based on both specious social science and problematic theology. In brief, the model on which [Read More...]

Jesus and the Eucharist 6

I continue to read Brant Pitre’s little book Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist: Unlocking the Secrets of the Last Supper. It is really good. What I love about Brant is that he knows his Old Testament and understands the importance of it for interpreting the New Testament. Every chapter of this little [Read More...]

Struck by Lightning

One of my students at NPU was nearly struck by lightening and he captured it on film. You need to check this out. Thankfully he and his wife are OK. This could have been a very serious accident. Thanks God for protecting Cory and Cassia! [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...]

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...]