Archives for Jun 1, 2009 @ 14:52

Do we need to bring back shop classes?

I coached high school basketball during the 90s. During that time I had many conversations with high school teachers, one of them had to do with the gradual elimination of shop classes. The big reason I heard was that, by eliminating shop classes, students could choose only “academic” courses and this elevated the scores and [Read More…]

A Brother’s Wisdom 61

We didn’t finish this verse last week, so let’s look at it again: Peacemakers who sow in peace reap a harvest of righteousness. A few translations, including the NASB and ESV, are wooden and clumsy, but this TNIV captures the Greek well (Greek: καρπος δε δικαιοσυνης εν ειρηνη σπειρεται τοις ποιουσιν ειρηνην). The truly wise [Read More…]

20K+ Churches and Counting

A letter from a reader, used with permission, and I’m wondering how you would respond…. Dear Scot,I have a hard time reconciling in my mind that if God is an authorof peace and not confusion that he would allow 20k different faiths tobe preached in his church. I live in the Midwest in a city [Read More…]

Justification and New Perspective 13

In a remarkable piece of insight, Tom Wright once asked what Pauline theology would look like if we began with Ephesians and Colossians instead of Romans, and in just a few pages (168-175) in Justification: God’s Plan & Paul’s Vision, he discusses the vision of Ephesians. (By the way, it could make a huge difference.) [Read More…]

Galatians Chart: Patrick Mitchel

Here is a nice chart, by Patrick Mitchel, about Pauline theology that belongs in our new perspective discussion. [Read more…]