Efrem: 10 things evangelicals need to cease

From Efrem Smith: 10.) Act as if justice is simply a social issue and not a biblical one. 9.) Reduce the Christian life to individualism. 8.) Major in the minors theologically. 7.) Stop saying “hate the sin, but love the sinner” when we don’t do it. 6.) Feel comfortable with segregated church. 5.) Confuse political [Read More...]

Kudos to our Pharmacists

My doctor gave me a prescription for a drug, but gave me a card that would give me the first prescription free and the next six at $10 a piece. At least that’s what the information said. First time over, our friend Larry the Pharmacist took the little card, ran it through and bingo! a [Read More...]

Some Book Notes

I can’t review all the books I purchase, am given or even read, so I want to mention a few that I have read or skimmed or dipped into here and there … beginning with Graham Cole, God the Peacemaker: How Atonement Brings Shalom (New Studies in Biblical Theology). Few topics have gotten evangelical conservatives [Read More...]

Eucharist Reflections 2

Brant Pitre, in his new book, Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist: Unlocking the Secrets of the Last Supper, examines what Jews were expecting when it came to the Messiah. This may seem like an odd place to begin in understanding Eucharist, but if you are a 1st Century Jew it is the [Read More...]

Prayer for the Week

O God, who before the passion of your only­begotten Son revealed his glory upon the holy mountain: Grant to us that we, beholding by faith the light of his countenance, may be strengthened to bear our cross, and be changed into his likeness from glory to glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and [Read More...]


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