Professor to Pastor

I learn so much from pastors, and I’ll be blogging about one such pastor soon, and I’ve learned that I learn so much because we learn from one another. Pastors sometimes write me about cracking the code of a passage so they can preach it well, and I write to them about wisdom for preaching.  [Read More...]

President Obama: Nobel Peace Prize

We pride ourselves on civility at this blog, but I had to remove a comment or two because they went over the top. Please treat the President and others with civility. Thanks. By the way, I weighed in in the comments on how I see this award. President Obama has been awarded the Nobel Peace [Read More...]

God Hides in Plain Sight 4

Do you practice confession? Do you know the power of forgiveness and grace and reconciliation? Why are these terms so challenging? This is what Dean Nelson in God Hides in Plain Sight: How to See the Sacred in a Chaotic World  explores the theme of confession and reconciliation and forgiveness, beginning with a movie I’ve never [Read More...]

Mary in the Blog World

Our friend, L.L. Barkat, was inspired to reflect on Mary and it led to her thinking it would be good to give a copy of our Mary book (The Real Mary: Why Evangelical Christians Can Embrace the Mother of Jesus ) away, and then she decided to open up comments on her blog to reflections [Read More...]


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