My Favorite Derek Webb Song

One of my students asked me which of Derek Webb’s song I most liked, and I said “Mockingbird.” Here’s a live performance, with a bit of an audience chat session for the first two minutes. And a link to the MP3 after the video. What’s your favorite Derek Webb song? Here’s the MP3 page. Thanks [Read More...]

A Leadership Rant

From a piece I wrote for Barefoot Ministries’ Slant 33 blog: I was asked what are my top three books on leadership and, well, I wrote this in the middle of the piece. So I want to put my idea on the line and see where it leads us. We have one leader, and his [Read More...]

Evolutionary Creation 3 (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.  In the posts today and Thursday we will look at the third chapter of the book. This chapter, The Creator in a Designed and Evolving [Read More...]

Jesus Have I Loved, but Paul?

From my piece at CT: Many biblical scholars and lay Christians have noted that Jesus preached almost exclusively about the kingdom of heaven, while Paul highlighted justification by faith—and not vice versa. Some conclude that they preached two different gospels. Others argue that really they both preached justification; still others say it’s all about the [Read More...]


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