Archives for June 2010

Here Comes the Opening Event for Origins

The Church in America is changing, and Origins is at the forefront. Origins is a worldwide network of leaders who follow Jesus thriving on the diversity and creativity growing in the Church.  It’s an externally-focused network of creatives, business leaders, activists, educators, and leaders that exist to love humanity and serve the mission of Jesus. [Read More…]

Christian Legal Society v. Martinez: “T” weighs in

We are fortunate here at the Jesus Creed blog to have so many readers and commenters. One of whom is “T” and he is a lawyer. Here are his reflections on the SCOTUS ruling on the California case, and I hope we can have a good conversation about this.  Should Christian organizations be protected by [Read More…]

Our Common Prayerbook 19 – 3

Psalm 19:10-11 give us reasons to immerse ourselves in the Torah of God: 10 They are of greater value than gold, than even a great amount of pure gold; they bring greater delight than honey, than even the sweetest honey from a honeycomb. 11 Yes, your servant finds moral guidance there; those who obey them [Read More…]

Christ and the Dragons 5

James Emery White’s , in his new book ( Christ Among the Dragons: Finding Our Way Through Cultural Challenges), zeroes in the issue of civility. Civility is a huge issue today. Incivility has overtaken the news media (not all of it but too much of it). We have Rush Limbaugh and we have Michael Moore. We have [Read More…]

Is Ecology part of the Gospel?

Here’s a question I have for you, and it is one that lurks in the shadows of many conversations and it comes up more directly in others:  Do you think ecology and the environment are part of the concerns of the gospel? Or, do they belong somewhere else? Does preaching the gospel involve eco-care? IVP [Read More…]

The SBC and Going Green

Russell Moore, at Southern Seminary, was part of drafting this statement from the Southern Baptist Convention about creation care: In a resolution, the [Southern Baptist] Convention called on the government “to act determinatively and with undeterred resolve to end this crisis … to ensure full corporate accountability for damages, clean-up and restoration … and to [Read More…]

Caner Ousted as Dean

Liberty University demoted Ergun Caner, the first former Muslim to become dean of a seminary, after investigating claims that he made about his religious background. In a statement issued Friday, the Lynchburg, Va.-based university said the investigative committee concluded that Caner made “factual statements that are self-contradictory.” Caner will no longer be dean of Liberty [Read More…]

On Retirement

Retirement has become an entitlement to many in the West, and the sooner the better many believe.  Not all that long ago folks didn’t think like this, and only few could retire the way many do today.  For many, to retire means to cease working and to start living for fun and relaxation with very [Read More…]

Our Common Prayerbook 19 – 2

Psalm 19 is cut into two themes, and the two themes are not connected at the verbal level by the author as if to say how they relate. The first part has the Creation speaking, and the second part has the Torah speaking. Both speak of God, and both speak of God’s glory. Psalm 19 [Read More…]

iPad and Other E-Readers

I’m in search of some help. Kindle and Nook and other e-readers now have to compete with the iPad. While the percentage of books read in e-form is still quite low, somewhere about 5%, that number will probably increase.  What are the advantages and disadvantages of these devices when it comes to e-readers? [Read more…]