Registration Date Extended to March 4

Northern Seminary is sponsoring a tour to Turkey and Greece to visit the sits of the apostles Paul and John. And I will be the lead teacher. Our tour will be nearly two weeks long and we will visit major cities and sites.The due date for registering to go with this fantastic group of folks has been extended by Pilgrim Tours to March 4.Let me suggest that your church sponsor a pastor and spouse to take this trip with us. If you are not from the USA and want to join us in Istanbul -- … [Read More...]

Commodifying Friendship

Caitlin Dewey:Clay Kohut’s pitch for his new app, Ameego, is so absurd that it’s best to let him deliver it. “With Uber, you rent a stranger’s car,” he begins. “With Airbnb, you rent a stranger’s home.” Mhmm. “With Ameego … you rent a stranger!” What? “It’s a logical progression,” he reassures. The Texas-born developer and entrepreneur is, as you may have suspected, a full-on millennial, just shy of 26 years old. He’s a member of a generation in which “progress” follows slightly differen … [Read More...]

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The Mystery of Creation (RJS)

The heavens declare the glory of God;     the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech;     night after night they reveal knowledge. They have no speech, they use no words;     no sound is heard from them. Yet their voice goes out into all the earth,     their words to the ends of the world. (Ps 9:1-4) How did God create the heavens and the earth? This becomes a conundrum in many discussions of science and Christian faith. It is viewed as a problem to be … [Read More...]

Do You Know (this) Mary?

I must tell you about the first African American woman to establish a four-year institution of higher learning. When I tell you her name, it is not likely you will recognize it. But in heaven she will be as famous as Beth Moore. She was the first African American woman to hold a high-level … [Read More...]

Hillary’s Superdelegates

Danielle Kurtzleben: Bernie Sanders delivered the second-biggest rout in New Hampshire Democratic primary history last night, besting Hillary Clinton by 22 percentage points.That's important, because it hands him a crushing victory, lots of momentum and money to help him staff up for a p … [Read More...]

Immigrant Children are Educated Free in the USA

Emma Brown:As U.S. presidential candidates fight over the best way to address the influx of Central Americans across the Southwest border — with debate about building walls and deporting immigrants — the nation’s public schools have opened their doors, taking responsibility for helping tens of th … [Read More...]

Why the Church Should Weep 2: Anger into Love

By Joe JamesMeet Sadie.I do not know her real name.  I call her Sadie, because Sadie is my daughter’s name.  Sadie is from Douma, Syria.  This photo appeared on the front page of the New York Times on September 16, 2015.  The times story told of the horrors of civil warfare for most of ci … [Read More...]

On Being Single: Kelley Goewey

By Kelley Goewey: I’m going to write about being single. Bear with me.“If you’re a woman and you’ve chosen to be married, then you’ve chosen to be the woman God created you to be.”In my experience, Christians say a lot of wacky and untrue things about romantic relationships. Let’s take the ab … [Read More...]

Due Date Approaching

Northern Seminary is sponsoring a tour to Turkey and Greece to visit the sits of the apostles Paul and John. And I will be the lead teacher. Our tour will be nearly two weeks long and we will visit major cities and sites.The due date for registering to go with this fantastic group of folks is … [Read More...]

Love It! Collaborative Education

Aida Cerkez: SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — When Mirzana Coralic asked the primary school in her Sarajevo neighborhood whether they would enroll her deaf son, teacher Sanela Ljumanovic volunteered without thinking much about it.Then September came and 6-year-old Zejd was there, silently s … [Read More...]

How To Read Job (RJS)

Several years ago I posted a long series on the book of Job (See here for the posts) using the commentaries written by John Walton (Job (The NIV Application Commentary)) and Tremper Longman III (Job (Baker Commentary on the Old Testament Wisdom and Psalms)) both published in August 2012.   The book o … [Read More...]

Perplexed by Atonement Theories? The Core of it All

Once a young reader informed me with a robust confidence that the heart of the atonement concerned the wrath of God -- and I've had others say it's the love or grace of God while others think it is adjusting the books and getting the ledgers re-assigned. What is it then? Is it propitiation and penal … [Read More...]

Cam Newton’s Press Conference we give this young man a break?SANTA CLARA, Calif. — “I know you’re disappointed, not just for yourself but for your teammates. Because you guys talked about how you’re a band of brothers coming in, and this has to be really tough for everyone involved.” Cam Newton, sporting a … [Read More...]

Your Opinion?

What do you think? Do you think women should be eligible completely for the military draft?Among the big stories that emerged at the tail end of 2015 but got limited-to-very-limited attention was the Pentagon’s decision to clear women to serve in all combat roles. The Fix put the decision on o … [Read More...]

Valentines Day, the Church and Single Awareness Day?

Valentines Day And Church: Single Awareness Sunday? By Jonathan StormentSo unfortunately this year Valentine’s Day falls on a Sunday.I say unfortunately because in most of the churches I’ve seen in life make a really big deal about marriage and families and romance and kids and happily ever a … [Read More...]

Social Justice: According to whom? Which kind?

One of the most notable features of American evangelicalism in the last generation has been a powerful surge toward "social justice." At times it is no different than the old-fashioned social gospel, at times it simply catches up to mainline Protestantism -- and most of the time evangelicals have … [Read More...]

Super Bowl Buds If you're one of the lucky individuals who will be in the stands at Super Bowl 50, be prepared shell out more than a few bucks to get your drank on. If beer is your drink of choice, get ready to pay $13 for a Coors Light. And if you're looking for something a little fancier, a glass of wine … [Read More...]