Will Willimon on the Temple Tax

From William Willimon, Why Jesus?, on the Temple Tax in Matthew 17:24-27: Once, when Peter asked Jesus for a coin to pay the requisite temple tax, Jesus rather flippantly told the big fisherman to go catch a fish and pull the tax money out of the fish’s mouth. There is no record that Peter actually [Read More...]

Rob Bell Review Coming

Now that Rob Bell’s book is out I have been receiving request after request to say something. Yes, we will be reviewing the book and doing our best to set this almost kafkaesque scene in context. But I want to let the immediate chatter and some of the knee-jerk reactions to settle down before I [Read More...]

Church for the Next Christians … Community or Mission? (RJS)

In Weekly Meanderings this week Scot linked to a post by Chaplain Mike aka Michael Mercer on The Internet Monk: A Rant from a Loser in the Worship Wars. Mercer clarified his points in a follow-up post the next day: Let Me Restate That … A Rant Clarified. These posts are worth a careful read [Read More...]

The Same God 5

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...]


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