Archives for Feb 25, 2011 @ 14:42

John Mark Reynolds and Mike Huckabee

John Mark Reynolds, Biola’s well-known Renaissance man, weighs in on the Mike Huckabee remark. What do you think? Mike Huckabee thinks Islam is wrong and evidently the chattering classes think this is a serious issue. The Christians of Constantinople cannot use one of the ancient churches of Christendom, because Islamic rulers will not allow it, [Read More…]

Jesus and the Torah

Matthew 5:38-42 contains Jesus’ famous words on the lex talionis, the law of retribution. Here are the words and then I have one reflection: Matt. 5:38   “You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’  39 But I say to you, Do not resist an evildoer. [Read More…]

Bible, Women and Violence

In my Women, Bible and the Church class, on Thursday, we began to discuss a book by a radical feminist, Renita Weems, called Battered Love (Overtures to Biblical Theology). Weems’ concern is a direct one: the paradoxical and painful connection in the Old Testament prophets of expressions of God’s compassion and love in the forms [Read More…]

A Simple, Clear Witness

Arloa Sutter’s book, The Invisible: What the Church Can Do to Find and Serve the Least of These, is one of the finest examples one can find today of two things: What missional means. What witness looks like. Arloa has labored for three decades or so in Chicago’s cracks, finding the homeless, ministering to those [Read More…]