Archives for Aug 18, 2009 @ 15:09

Obamacare: Big Options

This from this morning’s NY Times by Paul Krugman. Are these the big options for Obamacare? Let’s talk about health care around the advanced world. Every wealthy country other than the United States guarantees essential care to all its citizens. There are, however, wide variations in the specifics, with three main approaches taken. In Britain, [Read More…]

A Blue Parakeet Study Guide (Free)

This study guide, as noted at the bottom of the study, is from Barb Murphy, and I’m grateful for her efforts. Maybe this can be of use to you in using The Blue Parakeet: Rethinking How You Read the Bible in your study group. Thanks Barb. (By the way, I get the kindest letters from [Read More…]

Acts and Mission 10

What happens when Pentecost happens? That’s our week’s question. What happens is that community happens? That’s our week’s answer. How does community happen? We’ll begin to look at that today. Again, the passage: They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Everyone was filled [Read More…]

Missional Campus Ministry 2 (RJS)

We opened this series with a look as Campus ministry as mission.  This is a theme that is repeated and elaborated by Benson Hines in his blog and book. Hines spent a year touring College and University campuses and talking with campus ministers and others. In 2007-2008 he spent 370 days and visited 181 campuses [Read More…]

Atheist Delusions 5

David Bentley Hart, a historian of ideas, Atheist Delusions: The Christian Revolution and Its Fashionable Enemies , examines “faith and reason” to provide historical context for what has happened with New Atheists. Did history move from the Age of Faith to the Age of Reason? Was this from superstition to enlightenment? Do the new atheists [Read More…]