Critical Thinking

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Derek Webb: My First Allegiance

I see this as a Christmas song — or an Advent song — one that deals with the hope of a New King. [Read more...]

Accountability in the Local Church

David Kinnaman, at Barna, released this report: I’m keen on hearing your response. And, what is your local church doing about accountability? Stories to tell? What are the dangers to avoid? Many of the exhortations in the Bible are not popular in today’s world. But a new study by the Barna Group indicates that one [Read More...]

Can the Bible be read both critically and religiously? (RJS)

On my commute recently I listened to the audio of a panel discussion at The University of Pennsylvania on “The Challenge of Reading the Bible Today: Can the Bible be read both Critically and Religiously? Jewish, Catholic and Protestant Perspectives,” with Marc Brettler (Brandeis University) giving a Jewish perspective, Daniel J. Harrington (Boston College) giving [Read More...]

Bonhoeffer for Today

If every evangelical read Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Discipleship, evangelicalism would be nobler. The book is theologically profound, overtly Lutheran, and a seminal study connected to a heroic figure. In uncompromising ways Bonhoeffer’s book assaults the easy-believism of Western evangelicalism and exposes its gospel as too often a caricature. It is always encouraging to see more and [Read More...]


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