Archives for Mar 11, 2009 @ 15:08

The Future of Christian Eschatology 3

This is the third in our brief (and much more needs to be said about all kinds of terms and verses — like “prophetic” vs. “apocalyptic”) sketch of a partial preterist view of Mark 13. This view, I’d like folks to know, is not new — it is in fact old. Modern scholars who argue [Read More…]

A Brother’s Wisdom 15

We can’t analyze these three verses in James 1 all at once, but I want to provide the text today and offer a couple of comments: 13 When tempted, no one should say, “God is tempting me.” For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone; 14 but each one is tempted when, by [Read More…]

The Right to Bear Arms

We saw a bumper sticker the other day that, however much of a sound byte approach to a profound issue, said: “Guns cause murder the way gnats cause garbage.” OK, that’s clever. But we can read on most any web magazine today about the man who murdered a pastor in a church near St Louis [Read More…]

Lenten Confession

Most holy and merciful Father: We confess to you and to one another, and to the whole communion of saints in heaven and on earth, that we have sinned by our own fault in thought, word, and deed; by what we have done, and by what we have left undone. The Celebrant continues We have [Read More…]

iGens 15

We finish today the book by Jean Twenge, a book that provides powerful statistics about generation trends. Her book is called  Generation Me: Why Today’s Young Americans Are More Confident, Assertive, Entitled–and More Miserable Than Ever Before). What do you think of this book? Which generational trends do you think are most significant today? I [Read More…]