How to Help Haiti 2: David Brooks

We are reposting David Brooks’ essay on Haiti from the NYTimes. Here’s his second point: The second hard truth is that micro-aid is vital but insufficient. Given the failures of macrodevelopment, aid organizations often focus on microprojects. More than 10,000 organizations perform missions of this sort in Haiti. By some estimates, Haiti has more nongovernmental [Read More...]

God’s Beloved Life

Last weekend Efrem Smith, author of The Hip-Hop Church: Connecting With the Movement Shaping Our Culture and a pastor from … in Minneapolis MN, preached at Willow Creek and all I can say is “Wow.” He blessed us and challenged us and inspired us — fantastic sermon. He preached from 1 John 3 and, in [Read More...]

Acts and Mission 78

Paul became a virtual local pastor in Ephesus. Notice these words: 19:8 So Paul entered the synagogue and spoke out fearlessly for three months, addressing and convincing them about the kingdom of God. 19:9 But when some were stubborn and refused to believe, reviling the Way before the congregation, he left them and took the disciples with him, [Read More...]

Science and Christianity … Why Resurrection? (RJS)

On my post last Tuesday, toward the end of the comments, the following question was asked (I edit slightly): Your ‘Noah’ versus ‘resurrection’ argument is interesting.  … Moreover is the ‘resurrection’ as an event that important? Jesus was supposedly ‘resurrected’ physically in this reality, but went to heaven more or less right away anyway. The [Read More...]

Marriage and Divorce 4

One of the more interesting sources for information about divorce can be found in the prophets. What practices can be inferred from them? William F. Luck’s Divorce and Re-Marriage: Recovering the Biblical View  examines this sort of question in chp 4. To begin with, though the Mosaic Law did say that adultery was to be punished [Read More...]


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