Consistency Kicks Back

From The Australian: Here’s my take: if you think he was wrong in exposing stuff at WikiLeaks, then this is wrong, too. If you think he was justified, then this too is justified. I’m in the first category. LAWYERS for Julian Assange have expressed anger about an alleged smear campaign against the Australian WikiLeaks founder. [Read More...]

Fully Alive 6

The glory of God is a human fully alive,” so said Irenaeus, and this line is both quoted and a theme for Trevor Hudson’s new book, Discovering Our Spiritual Identity: Practices for God’s Beloved. Signpost #5: We discover ourselves in a new family, the family of God. We cannot be followers of Jesus all alone. [Read More...]

How often does this happen?

From Slate, interview by Kathryn Schulz. After the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, a 13-year-old kid named Josh Stieber vowed that as soon as he was old enough, he would join the military. His goal: to help protect his country and spread its values of freedom and democracy around the world. With the war still [Read More...]

Evolutionary Creation 8 (RJS)

We’ve been working through Denis O. Lamoureux’s book Evolutionary Creation: A Christian Approach to Evolution – a book that describes a way to move beyond the creation and evolutions debates. Chapter 6 of the book works through Genesis 1-11 considering the nature of the texts, the genre of the various stories told,  the logical inconsistencies [Read More...]

Fully Alive 5

“The glory of God is a human fully alive,” so said Irenaeus, and this line is both quoted and a theme for Trevor Hudson’s new book, Discovering Our Spiritual Identity: Practices for God’s Beloved. This book is a workbook, and I’ve not mentioned that yet. Each chp has sidebars and blocks and questions for us [Read More...]

Tom Rorem, Opening for Noah Gundersen (read the whole post)

If you are in Seattle, and have a chance to go … On New Year’s Day, In the evening, Tom Rorem, one of our students, and whose story I tell a bit of in One.Life: Jesus Calls, We Follow, will be opening for Noah Gundersen and the Courage with Lowlands. The event is at Triple [Read More...]

I’m a University Student

Nathan Chud captures the mindset and yearning and the honest heart-ache of the young adults — university students or not — to whom my One.Life: Jesus Calls, We Follow is addressed. I don’t believe the best approach here is traditional apologetics. Put Jesus at the table of this generation’s conversation and I think you will [Read More...]

Converting our Imagination 6

The Book of Revelation needs to be interpreted — and there are five major forms of interpreting Revelation. Which is your interpretive model? Today we discuss these models, and in our next post (next Monday) sketch Gorman’s criticisms of the Left Behind (and similar) approaches. Michael Gorman, Reading Revelation Responsibly: Uncivil Worship and Witness: Following [Read More...]

What happened? What does it take?

When I was in seminary nearly all of my friends were post-tribbers. When I was teaching in a seminary, nearly all of the Faculty were post-tribbers, or at least they weren’t pre-tribbers. Those aren’t scientific polls obviously, but I was not alone in thinking that the dispensational pre-trib days were behind us and that we [Read More...]

Fully Alive 4

“The glory of God is a human fully alive,” so said Irenaeus, and this line is both quoted and a theme for Trevor Hudson’s new book, Discovering Our Spiritual Identity: Practices for God’s Beloved. Signpost #3: Christian faith is grounded in remembrance — remembering God’s presence in the life of Jesus, in our life, and [Read More...]


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