Palin’s Future: My Prediction

I think Sarah Palin is done with politics and I doubt she’ll run for President in 2012. The tones of that resignation, and the messages that are coming through suggest to me that she’s had it — she’s tired of what it has done to her family, to what the investigators have done to her [Read More...]

What do you think this means?

I’ve heard this a number of times, I’ve read it more than that, and I know it is popular with many. Here it is: “I’m spiritual but not religious.” What do you think people mean by this claim? [Read more...]

A Brother’s Wisdom 82

There are three basic approaches to suffering: violent reaction, passive absorption, or the Jesus-following alternative of living aright while waiting for God to bring about justice. James prefers the third option, so it seems to me. Notice the emphasis on God’s just judgment that is coming in 5:7-9: Be patient, then, brothers, until the Lord’s [Read More...]

Live Blogging at Rob Bell’s Preaching Conference 3

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

A Fine Tuned Universe? 5 (RJS)

Can These Bones Live? This is the question posed in Chapters 10 and 11 of Alister McGrath’s book A Fine-Tuned Universe: The Quest for God in Science and Theology where he gives a brief overview of the chemical requirements for the origin of life. There are two facets to this discussion. The first is really [Read More...]

Marriage as Parable of Permanence 5

We are discussing marriage by examining the recent book of John Piper’s called This Momentary Marriage: A Parable of Permanence. Piper connects marriage to justification and to forgiveness. For marriage to “display God” the husband and the wife are to live vertically with God and then to bend that forgiveness and grace out toward the [Read More...]


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