Catalyst: Join us!

You won’t want to miss the Catalyst Conference in Dallas, happening May 11-13, 2011, where 3,000 young leaders will converge, including high-octane speakers, powerful worship, innovative programming, and an experience unlike any other. Hear from leadership authorities including Andy Stanley, Matt Chandler, David Platt, Christine Caine, Donald Miller and Craig Groeschel , along with several innovative [Read More...]

What’s Spit got to do with it?

Jodi Magness, about her forthcoming book on daily life at the time of Jesus called Stone and Dung, Oil and Spit: Jewish Daily Life in the Time of Jesus : Many of the disagreements among Jews [which divided them into sects at the time of Jesus] focused on the correct interpretation and observance of biblical purity [Read More...]

Evolution, Entropy, and Human Beings 2 (RJS)

This is the last post on the recent book by Karl Giberson and Francis Collins,  The Language of Science and Faith: Straight Answers to Genuine Questions. This book has its origins in the avalanche of questions unleashed on Collins following the publication of his earlier book The Language of God. But this new book is [Read More...]

The Same God 10

Miroslav Volf, Professor at Yale, on the dedication page of his new book — Allah: A Christian Response, says this: To my father, a Pentecostal minister who admired Muslims, and taught me as a boy that they worship the same God as we do. Volf’s quest is to build a theological basis for peaceful co-existence [Read More...]

The Thrashing Snake is Dead

Carolyn Arends, at CT, tells the story of a missionary who told this story of a snake and how it serves us an image of the defeat of the devil. There are many today who think satan and demons are the beliefs of pre-moderns, and yet there are others who find devils behind every door [Read More...]

Day Zero, an illustration of atonement

A theologian friend sent this to me. It is by Gordon Coulter, and is an exploration of biblical ideas on atonement through an experience with cancer. By Gordon L. Coulter, Ed.D., with James S. Miser, M.D. “What can wash away my sin?  Nothing but the blood of Jesus: What can make me whole again? Nothing [Read More...]

Lent 4: Seven Deadly Sins (Jeff Cook)

Jeff Cook, author of Seven: The Deadly Sins and the Beatitudes , has offered some brief meditations for us to ponder during Lent this year. Greed During Lent, we will meditate together on the Seven Deadly Sins and use this list as an aid in confession as we prepare ourselves for Holy Week, Good Friday [Read More...]

The Next Dead Sea Scroll Discovery?

Who knows? This stuff always comes with fanfare and until the proper scholars can get good looks at them, we’ll not know. But if anyone out there knows something, I’d be glad to hear about it. They could be the earliest Christian writing in existence, surviving almost 2,000 years in a Jordanian cave. They could, [Read More...]

Ken Ham Banned

Ken Ham has been disinvited for comments about Pete Enns. Ken Ham, founder and president of Answers in Genesis, was disinvited from several homeschooling conferences after he criticized a fellow speaker at two Great Homeschool Conventions conferences and on his blog. “The Board believes that Ken’s public criticism of the convention itself and other speakers [Read More...]

Evolution, Entropy, and Human Beings 1 (RJS)

I recently received, compliments of the publisher, a copy of a new book by Karl Giberson and Francis Collins The Language of Science and Faith: Straight Answers to Genuine Questions. This book has its origins in the avalanche of questions unleashed on Collins following the publication of his earlier book The Language of God. But [Read More...]


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