World Youth Day and “Evangelical Catholics”

One of the commenters barked at me for neglecting the Roman Catholic World Youth Day in Madrid, and he sent me a link to read, which I did and find something there to talk about here. The journalist, John L. Allen, sketches a perspective on the WYD, namely, that it is essentially shaped by what [Read More...]

King Jesus Announcement

Tomorrow morning, 10AM Central Time, there will be a special offer at this site for our new book. See Zondervan’s landing page for the book, which includes the forewords by Tom Wright and Dallas Willard, as well as two short chapters. The King Jesus Gospel: The Original Good News Revisited [Read more...]

Doodle Now – Learn More (RJS)

I am at a conference this week – and that means not a lot of time to put together a post today.  Consider this my limited version of Scot’s Weekly Meanderings. I recently came across a few articles that are worth a glance – two describing scientific research published in the primary literature and the [Read More...]

Two Smacks Max 1

William Webb, in his newest book, Corporal Punishment in the Bible: A Redemptive-Movement Hermeneutic for Troubling Texts, examines what might be called the traditional view of spanking among evangelical Christians. He calls it the “two smacks max” or “two spanks max” method. He begins with that method and examines whether it is really biblical. Thus, [Read More...]


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