Archives for Aug 5, 2009 @ 15:00

Leaf by Niggle: Tolkien on Work

I recently published an essay inspired by JRR Tolkien’s marvelous short story called “Leaf by Niggle.” I hope you can read it … and you can comment here. [Read more…]

Clunker: Do I have one?

How do you know if your car counts as a clunker? [Read more…]

Acts and Mission 3

The word “apostle,” by and large, isn’t all that important to low church evangelicals. It is far more important to the liturgical and creedal traditions, and it was very important to the earliest Christians. So important that Judas’ falling out meant someone had to occupy his seat at the apostolic table. That is what we [Read More…]

Genesis One 2

We are in a conversation and discussion about John Walton’s (professor at Wheaton) new book, The Lost World of Genesis One: Ancient Cosmology and the Origins Debate. What does it mean when we say “create”? John Walton argues that the standard view today is a “material ontology.” For us, to “create” means to bring something [Read More…]

Churches and Politics (by PW)

I’ve seen a phenomenon in the church. I think it happens often enough to just about anyone in the church, not just pastor’s spouses. What happens to our unity in Christ when politics are inserted into the relationship? Scenario 1: Two people who know each other in church are quite good friends in their “church [Read More…]