Archives for Aug 3, 2011 @ 21:04

No other way to say it

From the Onion: WASHINGTON—A day after signing legislation that raised the government debt ceiling and authorized steep budget cuts, President Obama thanked Democrats as well as Democrats for their willingness to make tough, but necessary, concessions during negotiations. “I’m truly grateful that both Democrats and their Democratic counterparts were able to reach this consensus, accepting [Read More…]

Thomas the Tank Engine (Deconstructed)

At Slate a certain Jessica Roake has made the case that the Thomas the Tank Engine series is laced together with British imperialism. There is something rotten on the Island of Sodor, home to Thomas the Tank Engine. Viewers won’t find guns, violence, or anything even approaching a double-entendre. There’s none of the blatant racism [Read More…]

Young Adults and Jesus

If you were given the opportunity to teach some young adults the teachings of Jesus in ten (or twelve) sessions, what topics would you cover? As I see things, there are two kinds of approaches: one is to ask Jesus to address the pressing topics of our day. That is, find the major topics – [Read More…]

Erasing Hell: Might Makes Right (Jeff Cook)

By Jeff Cook Erasing Hell – Might Makes Right Hell is making us all think really hard about God. In order to push our thinking I am working through a few big ideas in Dr. Preston Sprinkle and Francis Chan’s recent book, Erasing Hell: What God Said About Eternity and What We Have Made Up. [Read More…]

The Problem of Biblicism 4

Christian Smith, in his must-read and challenging book, Bible Made Impossible, The: Why Biblicism Is Not a Truly Evangelical Reading of Scripture, contends that what many of us (evangelicals) affirm is impossible to hold with intellectual integrity. He calls this belief “biblicism,” and if you want to read what it is read this post. The [Read More…]