Archives for February 2011

Illinois is Winning…

… in the race to oblivion. Lesson: Don’t spend what you don’t have! [Read more…]

Pujols: Grab and Give?

On a day when Patrick Mitchel posted on this blog about the committed life and Western consumerism and capitalism, CT has a piece that is worthy of our discussion. What about the big money professional athletes who are Christians make? From CT: ST. LOUIS—As contract talks broke down between Albert Pujols and the Cardinals, St. [Read More…]

Either Way

Here is a letter opened in public by request about the Bible and science. This youth pastor looks at his youth group and sees one group in the Young Earth Creation position and another wondering if they can even believe in the gospel if they don’t embrace YEC. What would you tell this young pastor? [Read More…]

The Committed.Life in the Western World?

From Patrick Mitchel at Irish Bible Institute recently wrote a powerful post about whether or not the kingdom life Jesus taught can be lived in the Western world, and in this post he is creating conversation about our One.Life: Jesus Calls, We Follow. I want to ask a question at the top of this post [Read More…]

My Nomination for the Oscars

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Yes, it’s now available!

Kris just discovered the James commentary is now available… I got copies this week but didn’t expect Amazon to have them available until next week. So, folks, I’m very happy to see this book, which involves several years of writing — and a career of teaching, now available. The Letter of James (New International Commentary [Read More…]

Eucharist Reflections 1

One of my favorite young scholars is Brant Pitre, a Roman Catholic New Testament professor at Notre Dame in New Orleans, and so I’m excited to share with you his new book: Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist: Unlocking the Secrets of the Last Supper. Brant is a dedicated Christian and a devout [Read More…]

Prayer for the Week

Most loving Father, whose will it is for us to give thanks for all things, to fear nothing but the loss of you, and to cast all our care on you who care for us: Preserve us from faithless fears and worldly anxieties, that no clouds of this mortal life may hide from us the [Read More…]

Anthony Trollope

Kris now has it that she wants to read some of Anthony Trollope, and I’ve not read a word of him. So, I’m asking you folks to weigh in on your recommendations. What’s his best novel? What’s a good one to read? [Read more…]

Saturday Afternoon Book Review: John Frye (reviews me)

John Frye sent me this review and without looking at it I decided to post it… and then I read it… One.Pastor on One.Life: Jesus Calls, We Follow Dr. John W Frye, Fellowship Evangelical Covenant Church Pastors live in strong gospel crosswinds. One wind is created by those who are stridently trying to keep alive [Read More…]