Archives for Jan 26, 2010 @ 13:56

What does your spouse do? (by PW)

It’s been awhile since our friend “PW” sent us a post. She is a pastor’s wife (PW) and often speaks about what it’s like to be the spouse of a pastor. Some today would like to think this is not an issue; but it still is. So, this post today might bring things into perspective: [Read More…]

Acts and Mission 82

Paul left Ephesus and went to Macedonia, spent 3 months there, and then began a trip back to Jerusalem, but the focus of Luke’s narrative is on Troas (picture of some temple ruins there). Here’s the basic report from Acts 20: 20:1 After the disturbance had ended, Paul sent for the disciples, and after encouraging them [Read More…]

Ban the Burqa?

The French are now proposing a partial ban of women wearing the burqa. First, one has to decide if the burqa is religious (since not all Muslims wear them and since it is not required by Koran, it can’t be seen as just religious) or cultural (which seems to be the case). But, here’s the [Read More…]

Science and the Evangelical Mission (RJS)

Last Friday David Opderbeck introduced Ken Wilson’s essay Science and the Evangelical Mission in America. Wilson’s message is that the approach we take to issues of science and faith will have a profound impact on the willingness of people to consider the gospel. He was driven to consider the impact of conservative evangelical attitudes toward [Read More…]

A Letter about Doubt: A response

Yesterday I posted a letter from a young adult who is struggling to regain some lost ground in faith. Your responses were wonderful, and today I’d like to sketch the answers that I outlined last week when I got the letter.  Dear Friend, You asked me, brother, for advice, so I will give you some [Read More…]