Third Way and Scripture

A friend of mine recently said that theologians can say just about anything about anything about Jesus but to say something fresh or innovative or out of the ordinary about Scripture is to invite trouble. I suppose what is said in the chapter about “The Battle over the Bible” in Adam Hamilton’s  Seeing Gray in [Read More...]

Fundamentalists Flop-flipping

Steven Waldman, editor of Beliefnet, recently sat down with Rick Warren for an interview, and in the midst of that interview Rick Warren said a negative thing or two about the social gospel. Waldman’s had several posts about the interview.  Paul Rauschenbush, grandson of Walter Rauschenbusch, the architect of the social gospel, came out swinging [Read More...]

Acts of Advent 13

Notice how Zechariah’s vision of what God is about to do on the First Advent was completely shaped by building the community of God in this world: 67 His father Zechariah was filled with the Holy Spirit and prophesied:68 “Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel, because he has come and has redeemed his people.69 He [Read More...]


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