Archives for May 9, 2011 @ 15:40

Censorship at Di Tzeitung: No Women Allowed

From By Jessica Ravitz, CNN (CNN) – Faith has outweighed fact at Di Tzeitung, a Hasidic newspaper based in Brooklyn, New York. The ultra-Orthodox Jewish publication ran a doctored copy of the iconic “Situation Room Photo” last Friday – you know, the one taken of President Barack Obama and his national security team during the raid [Read More…]

Cornerstone Commencement

I was honored to be invited to be the Commencement speaker at this year’s Cornerstone University graduation ceremony, and some of you may know that I am proud to be an alumnus of Cornerstone. I’ll avoid chatting about the topic of the commencement address, and instead turn to more interesting features. Thirty-five years has meant [Read More…]

Lessons from Love Wins Debates

An article of mine at Relevant Mag: Everyone knew in advance that Rob Bell’s next book, Love Wins, would surely raise eyebrows and create some debate. But no one, including the author and his agent, expected what did happen. From the moment Justin Taylor uttered that opening warning and John Piper tweeted “Farewell Rob Bell” until many [Read More…]

Calvinism and Women

If I’ve heard it once, I’ve heard a thousand times. Calvinism is a hierarchical system of thought and it is hierarchical in marriage and it is hierarchical in churches. The more one emphasizes God’s sovereignty the more one can emphasize male sovereignty. Therefore, Calvinism is inherently complementarian and that means it will — for those [Read More…]

An Anabaptist Theology 1

Anabaptism sought to find a way outside Catholicism and yet not the same as the major Protestant groups, the Lutherans and the Reformed. It can be seen as the third way, yet as Thomas Finger shows in his fair-minded sketch of the history of the anabaptist movement in his book A Contemporary Anabaptist Theology: Biblical, [Read More…]