Fantasy Football

Is Fantasy Football the root of all evil? Do you play? Why? I don’t get why folks do this, I have to admit. I believe in watching real football, like the Bears themselves, and rooting for that team. I will admit that FF is one step above the American League, but I’m not sure that [Read More...]

Fantasy Football

Is Fantasy Football the root of all evil? Do you play? Why? I don’t get why folks do this, I have to admit. I believe in watching real football, like the Bears themselves, and rooting for that team. I will admit that FF is one step above the American League, but I’m not sure that [Read More...]

Acts and Mission 19

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). Peter (and John) heal a man; the authorities are overwhelmed by the response; they tell them to knock it off; Peter [Read More...]

The TNIV: Express your ideas

If you have not heard, here’s the basic scoop: Yesterday Christianity Today wrote a piece, a bit on the sensational side, to say the TNIV was being put to rest because of mistakes. Well, as the story developed yesterday, it became a bit clearer that something else was going on. The TNIV, in fact, is [Read More...]

Christian Consumerism: Branding as a Sign

We’ve got a problem in the Church today with Christian branding as a form of triumphalism, and it’s a charge made often enough about others and almost never about ourselves. I want to contend that it is an unhealthy influence of consumerism. (See the excellent book by Skye Jethani: The Divine Commodity: Discovering a Faith [Read More...]

Genesis One 14

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: God’s roles as creator and sustainer are less different than we have thought. Big point here. Practical deism sees creation as something God did, its laws now established [Read More...]


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