What is the purpose of a sermon?

Today I’m following (here and here) the live blogging of the conference on preaching at Mars Hill with Rob Bell, Pete Rollins, and Shane Hipps. In the midst of the comments I have heard is one potent question and I’d love to hear your response — we’d like to hear from both preachers and “listeners”: [Read More...]

Invitation to a Live Teleseminar: The Origins Project Press Release

Conference Call with Scot McKnight Tomorrow (July 7th) Our next LIVE conference call will be tomorrow July 7th from 1-2pm (PST). Join us for an interview and Q&A with Scot McKnight, the author of The Jesus Creed and The Blue Parakeet,  a New Testament professor, and part of The Origins Project creative team. Sign up [Read More...]

A Brother’s Wisdom 81

We turn the corner now in our study of the letter of James from the angle of James absorbing and passing on the wisdom of his brother, Jesus. James 5:7-11: Be patient, then, brothers, until the Lord’s coming. See how the farmer waits for the land to yield its valuable crop and how patient he [Read More...]

Live Blogging at Rob Bell’s Preaching Conference 2

Jeremy Bouma is live blogging this preaching conference with Pete Rollins and Shane Hipps … Drop comments here if you’d like. [Read more...]

A Painful Letter and Request

I got this letter last Friday, July 3d, as a comment on a post and I want to post it today to generate a conversation. What is your advice? Dear Scot, I’m not a Christian and don’t intend becoming one. However, my children are and I get the distinct impression that they think they are [Read More...]

Marriage as Parable of Permanence 4

We are discussing marriage by examining the recent book of John Piper’s called This Momentary Marriage: A Parable of Permanence. “Marriage,” Piper says, “is more wonderful than anyone on earth knows” (29). And he argues that we need God’s grace to know this and that as fallen humans we will not grasp this fully on [Read More...]


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