Afternoons with Ron Sider 2

Ron Sider has a new article at Relevant Magazine, and in this article he asks young adults — Relevant readers — four questions. In Sider’s day, that is in the 70s and 80s, he was seen as a radical because he brought into fuller light the biblical teachings on justice and peace. In many ways, [Read More...]

Waiting for Rob Bell

Whether evangelicalism was paying attention or not, it is now. Universalism, or at least the prospect of it, is the single most significant issue running through the undercurrent of evangelicalism today. This all became clear Saturday when some decided to accuse Rob Bell of universalism on the basis of excerpts of his (not yet released) [Read More...]

What’s the Least? 1

Alongside our posts about Miroslav Volf’s book, and alongside some of the fury unleashed about universalism this last weekend, I want to begin a weekly series by drawing on a book by pastor Martin Thielen. His book has a provocative title, but the title only gets us to open the book to a very serious [Read More...]

King’s Cross 4

Tim Keller’s newest book, King’s Cross: The Story of the World in the Life of Jesus, examines big questions through the Gospel of Mark. He examines the theme of “Rest” through the lens of “Religion” when he sketches the encounter of Jesus with contemporaries over his behaviors and beliefs about the Sabbath. What do you [Read More...]


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