What are the options? 1. Bill Russell 2. Larry Bird 3. Bob Cousy 4. Hondo (if you don’t know who he is, well then….) 5. Dave Cowens 6. Paul Pierce 7. Sam Jones Hands down, Larry Bird.
I enjoy Memorial Day. As an American, it feels right to remember and celebrate the sacrifices of our soldiers. As a Christian, however, I feel ambivalent about this kind of celebration. Pageantry, uniforms, parades, and the rhetoric of civil virtue — all of these things are seductive. It is so easy to fall into idolatry, [...]
Many pastors today are struggling with a topic and it’s a tough one to bring up in the church. Many don’t know where to go or what to do, but it’s basically this: Many today are uncomfortable, in fact downright wondering if it is idolatrous, with the presence of American patriotism and nationalism in churches [...]
Today I begin a series on William P. Brown‘s new book: TheSeven Pillars of Creation: The Bible, Science, and the Ecology of Wonder.This book was brought to my attention by David Vinson (who by the way also wrote a nice post at BioLogos a few weeks ago, and is mentioned in Brown’s acknowledgments). Dr. Brown [...]