Archives for Sep 1, 2009 @ 18:26

From NIV to NIVi to TNIV to the NIV 2011

From Christianity Today .… [Added: I’m confident, as I look over the CT piece now that it has been expanded, that the NIV Committee for Bible Translation will not squash the TNIV into history but will improve the NIV in light of gains from the TNIV.  I have every reason to think the new NIV [Read More…]

Your Pets and the Rapture: What to do?

A post rapture pet sitting service… (Warning: satire, about which I’ve said more than enough, but every now and then this kind of stuff can shed light…) What follows is a clip from a post, and you can follow the link at the beginning to the site itself:You’ve committed your life to Jesus. You know [Read More…]

Acts and Mission 18

Acts 4 is a witness to the missional beliefs of Peter and the earliest Christians, and to helps u in this reading, we are reading The Acts of the Apostles (Abingdon New Testament Commentaries). After Peter witnesses to the resurrection-shaped gospel, we read this in Acts 4:13-22: When they saw the courage of Peter and [Read More…]

Missional Campus Ministry 4 (RJS)

Last week I took my eldest to Bethel University in St. Paul (well Arden Hills) where moving in was truly an experience. The President of the University and his wife, Jay and Barb Barnes, greeted each and every new student as they drove into the campus (the same conversation some 500-600 times or so). Cars [Read More…]

Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Life Together 2

Bonhoeffer wrote Life Together in one month in 1938. It puts into written form the principles and practices that guided his time at Zingst and Finkenwalde, the underground seminaries of pious Lutherans who opposed Hitler’s ever-encroaching power in the Church and Germany. It is one of the seeds expressing what led to his arrest, imprisonment [Read More…]