Archives for Jan 10, 2011 @ 14:33

A Yearning for First Person Stories

Are you aware of this? What have you heard about it? A story in CT from Kristen Scharold tosses light on a development I hadn’t heard about … A line of New Yorkers throttles a Greenwich Village block. It’s hard to tell where the queue ends, but it’s clear that anyone who arrived less than [Read More…]

Looking in the Wrong Place

The problem is not political rhetoric. Political rhetoric didn’t cause those murders. We do hear over and over that our political rhetoric is too intense and too inflammatory and “toxic.” That’s true. Without minimizing the inhumanity of some of this rhetoric, when has political rhetoric not been exaggerated? When I was a kid, because I [Read More…]

Problem Number One

The “holy wars” of Israel are the single-most troubling ethical problem in the Old Testament. That is, according to Paul Copan, in Is God a Moral Monster?: Making Sense of the Old Testament God. So problematic he examines this issue in no less than four chapters. The problems go in a number of directions: Did [Read More…]

Evangelicals on the Road to Canterbury

Robert Webber famously told us why evangelicals were moving from traditional evangelical denominations (and non-denominations) to become Anglicans in his Evangelicals on the Canterbury Trail: Why Evangelicals Are Attracted to the Liturgical Church, but the most recent version of this story is by Todd Hunter. And Todd has shifted as much — if not more [Read More…]