Letters Opened

I got both of these encouraging notes on the same day this week. This first one is from a pastor about The Blue Parakeet: Rethinking How You Read the Bible. For the past 30+ years, there has been an ongoing discussion at our church about the role of women in the church.  Over that time, [Read More...]

The President’s Faith

It is entirely reasonable for Christians to analyze the theology of President Obama, but it is troubling to hear so many state publicly that his faith is not Christian but instead he’s a Muslim. By Dan Gilgoff at CNN.com: President Barack Obama gave an unusually personal speech about his religious faith on Thursday, saying that [Read More...]

Everyday Mission, Everyday People

If one more person writes another book that says we need to be missional I think my head will pop. Enough already I keep saying: yes, missional. But define and show us what it means. That is why I like Helen Lee’s book, The Missional Mom: Living with Purpose at Home & in the World. [Read More...]

Does Prayer Change God’s Mind?

Any reasonable examination of “intercessory” prayer admits of two explanations: either we are seeking to bend God’s will to ours — or seeking to change the mind of God — or we are merely aligning ourselves with God’s will in the act of communing with God. John Goldingay, in his new book Key Questions about [Read More...]


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