Library Time

I don’t know about you, but I like to study in my own library, which happens to be in the basement. Here is Kris working on the computer in my library … books galore and quiet in abundance and homemade bookshelves and books in the order I need them. Where do you prefer to study [Read More...]

Acts and Mission 17

We turn now to Acts 4 in our quest to read the Book of Acts together as we probe the missional theology of this early Christian witness to what God was doing — through the apostles — and through the community — to bring the gospel of Jesus Christ to the entire world. As we [Read More...]

Self in a Castle

Leszek Kolakowski, a Polish philosopher who weakened Marxism’s grip on Eastern Europe, recently died. Few, I suspect, knew who he was. I consider myself fortunate to have read some of Kolakowski, one book being his scintillating sketch of the history of ideas by probing the central idea of twenty-three thinkers. That book is called Why [Read More...]

Genesis One 13

In John Walton’s (professor at Wheaton) new book, The Lost World of Genesis One: Ancient Cosmology and the Origins Debate, we have yet another proposition to discuss: The difference between origin accounts in science and Scripture is metaphysical in nature. Many folks, Walton argues, think of the “origins” question as a pie: some pieces are [Read More...]

Coming Conversations

We are concerned about 20somethings, or iGens, and this blog is devoted to discussions that can help with ministry to 20somethings. I am excited about two recent books I’ve read. So, in about a week we will begin discussions about how ancient saints can help postmoderns and then another discussion about the Third Way (beyond [Read More...]

Mowing Grass

Here’s Aksel inside watching the grass being mown … I was told he was much more interested in the lawn mower than the one pushing the lawn mower. The mower was his grandpa. [Read more...]

Prayer for the Week

Lord of all power and might, the author and giver of all good things: Graft in our hearts the love of your Name; increase in us true religion; nourish us with all goodness; and bring forth in us the fruit of good works; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and [Read More...]

Prayer for the Week

Lord of all power and might, the author and giver of all good things: Graft in our hearts the love of your Name; increase in us true religion; nourish us with all goodness; and bring forth in us the fruit of good works; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and [Read More...]

Prayer for the Week

Lord of all power and might, the author and giver of all good things: Graft in our hearts the love of your Name; increase in us true religion; nourish us with all goodness; and bring forth in us the fruit of good works; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and [Read More...]

Weekly Meanderings

The Origins Project update: Festival in July 2010 and our Listening Tour. The lesson here is that you’ve got to make your order very clear before you get in the chair.The lesson here is don’t believe in that view of the rapture.The lesson here — no guessing — is “don’t buy.”The lesson here is that [Read More...]


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