Archives for Sep 9, 2011 @ 14:13

Response to a Letter about Alcohol Consumption

Here’s our response to the letter posted earlier today: Thanks friend, you’ve asked about an important issue in our day because there are many today flaunting their freedom in Christ while others are pointing fingers at anyone who drinks at all. Alcoholism is a profound problem in our culture, and it is even more of [Read More…]

Church as Country Club

This was originally posted at Huffington Post, and the theme below taps into my new book, The King Jesus Gospel: The Original Good News Revisited. Christianity sometimes presents itself as a country club. It presents itself this way even when it doesn’t want to, and sometimes it doesn’t even know it. I grew up loving [Read More…]

Reckless Endangerment 1 (Joe Canner)

This post is by Joe Canner, a regular commenter on this blog, and he is taking on a new book that examines why we had the economic meltdown of 2008. Many books and articles have been written attempting to uncover the cause of the 2008 financial meltdown. Gretchen Morgenson and Joshua Rosner, authors of Reckless Endangerment: [Read More…]

A Letter about Alcohol Consumption

Hi Scot, You are busy, so I will keep it short. I grew up with a denomination where the use of alcohol is frowned upon. It is not allowed for students at the denominational college (my alma mater) or for pastors. I am now exposed to a world where there is a broad range of [Read More…]