Archives for Mar 9, 2009 @ 16:11

Salutations and Signatures (by PW)

One of the things that my international coworkers insist on is a signature in any of their correspondence. They are from all over the world: England, Canada, Australia, Japan, India, and Germany. We Americans have lost the civil art or the social pleasantries of salutations and signatures. I wonder how important people feel this is [Read More…]

The Future of Christian Eschatology 1

This is a 5-part series we will post this entire week at about this time. It will unpack a “partial preterist” view of Jesus’ eschatology. Oddly enough, I was interviewed last week by CBS TV in Chicago about 2012. Evidently, some folks are getting riled up about the imminent return of Christ. (I think the [Read More…]

A Brother’s Wisdom 13

Once again James gets a look-alike award for what he has to say in James 1:12. Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him. Jesus was big on trials and often exhorted [Read More…]


What are the causes of our economic crisis? Deregulation of financial institutions? Subprime mortgages? Housing bubble? Fraud? Adam Hamilton, in his little wise book called Enough: Discovering Joy through Simplicity and Generosity , gets this right. And it takes a pastor-theologian to get to the bottom of the problem. Five words: gluttony, greed, sloth, envy, [Read More…]

iGens 13

What about equality? Do the iGens show higher levels of equality and integration? Jean Twenge studies this in her 7th chp (Generation Me: Why Today’s Young Americans Are More Confident, Assertive, Entitled–and More Miserable Than Ever Before). Her studies involved minorities, women, and gays and lesbians. Have both attitudes and actions shifted? Yes. In four [Read More…]