Making the Most of What We Have Been Given (A Sermon on the Parable of the Talents in Matt. 25:14-30)

I don’t know if there is any truth to it or not, but the story is told that when Britain faced a critical shortage of silver during the days of WWII Winston Churchill launched a search of possible sources of silver. They discovered some sterling silver statutes of saints in some of their churches and [Read More...]

Preaching as a Mad Act: A Q&A with John Holbert

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“Preaching is a mad act, speaking for God to people who hardly know who God may be, proclaiming the gospel of one who came preaching and loving the world. No small task, that!” – John Holbert, Old Testament scholar and Homiletics professor In this month of thanksgivings, I’ll be blogging about some of the Patheos folks [Read More...]

A New Conversation on the Death Penalty

This week (Nov. 6) Wheaton College, often called “the Harvard of Christian colleges” is hosting a forum on the death penalty. But it’s not just any forum. It has potential to reshape the way evangelicals in America think about the topic. In addition to Wheaton’s own ethicist Vincent Bacote and Mercer University scholar David Gushee, [Read More...]


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