Archives for Sep 24, 2009 @ 14:01

Trinity Covenant — Manchester CT

Kris and I were kindly invited to the wonderful Trinity Covenant Church in Manchester CT last weekend. It was good to be with Phil Hakanson and Peter Tullson. And Phil and family are friends with my editor, Lil Copan, and it was great to see Lil again. I wanted to say more about Lil when [Read More…]

Acts and Mission 32

Paul loomed over chapter 8 in Acts; he now lights up the pages with a conversion story. It’s appropriate to have this text today, because tonight I will give a lecture at a North Park seminary conference on the conversion of the apostle Paul. Caravaggio’s rendering is to our right — I like Caravaggio’s use [Read More…]

Science and Sin 2 (RJS)

“Why does being bad feel so good?” Studies of brain response to various situations may provide important insights to this question. In the last post in this series we considered some of the science pertaining to lust, gluttony, and  sloth as discussed in the article “Seven Deadly Sins” in the September 2009 issue of Discover [Read More…]

Deep Church as Third Way 6

So, what about the gospel? Is there a Third Way for the gospel? Isn’t the traditional gospel the real gospel? Jim Belcher, in Deep Church: A Third Way Beyond Emerging and Traditional, poses this question by examining the gospel in Brian McLaren. Jim Belcher says the problem for the emerging criticism of tradition is that [Read More…]