Archives for Mar 10, 2009 @ 15:06

The Future of Christian Eschatology 2

Part two in our series on the eschatology of Jesus. A word about this so-called “third” quest for the historical Jesus. In the wake of WWII Christian scholars awoke to the view that their understandings of Judaism were skewed and those understandings distorted our understandings of ancient Judaism and both Jesus and Paul. So, scholars [Read More…]

A Brother’s Wisdom 14

There is reciprocity between God’s blessing and human living. Notice these words 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.” The reciprocity here is a reward for perseverance, which [Read More…]

Romans 8: Creation Groans (RJS)

We have spent several posts looking at Gen 1-3 and at Paul’s understanding of Genesis and its role in his atonement theology in Romans 5. In the course of this discussion several different people have brought up Romans 8, especially verses 19-22 as another important passage to inform our thinking. Certainly Romans 8 provides another [Read More…]

Stem Cell Research: What do you think?

The news media are all reporting a significant shift from Bush to Obama on stem cell research. How do you think about this issue? What studies do you consider important on this one? Do you think there is too much of a “slippery slope” here or do you think there is too much of a [Read More…]

iGens 14

What about women? 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). What are the biggest differences today for women that were not available, say, 20 years ago or more? [Read More…]