Archives for Aug 10, 2011 @ 13:30


I like this story and what these folks are doing, even if you won’t find Kris and me diving anytime soon. A new documentary about food waste could dampen grocery chain Trader Joe’scrunchy image. “Dive” illustrates the waste of wholesome food by following a group of “Dumpster divers,” people who mine trash bins for usable products. [Read More…]

Spirit: What the Church Needs Most

From Matt Jenson and David Wilhite Church: A Guide for the Perplexed (Guides For The Perplexed): At Pentecost, Joel’s prophecy [2:28-29] is fulfilled and Babel [Genesis 11] is undone. What Pentecost represents — and in this it marks the beginning of the mission of the church — is the unity of the gospel (‘one Lord, [Read More…]

The Problem of Biblicism 7

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…]

Evangelism, what is it?

What is evangelism, or what is the gospel? John Stott argues that there is to be a priority of evangelism because humans, all of them, are alienated from God. OK, but things get messy right away, and the messiness is often pointed out by those who have experienced the bad sides of evangelism. Recent postings [Read More…]