Archives for October 2011

Generation Catalano: 30+

A current generation, sensing more marginalization, cannot be classed as Gen X or Millennials, and this article — by one of its own, Doree Shafrir — reflects on “Generation Catalano”: I’m older than Noreen but younger than Mat, and neither characterization rang exactly true to me (most demographers place me and my peers at the [Read More…]

So it’s about the money?

Halloween is a good time for the candy companies. How much did you spend this year on Halloween? (Candy, costumes, etc.) Halloween is the holiday that puts the “conspicuous” into “conspicuous consumption.” If that sexy-Michelle Bachmann or zombie-Khadafi ensemble doesn’t draw stares, you’re wearing it wrong. If you’re under the age of 12, you had [Read More…]

For and Against Calvinism 6

One of the reasons I like this book by Michael Horton is that he’s talking about topics that, like the holy underwear of Mormons, are not subjects discussed in public. This series will go back and forth between Roger Olson’s Against Calvinism and Michael Horton’s For Calvinism. Today I want to look at Michael Horton’s [Read More…]

With God 2

Skye Jethani’s newest book makes a plea that we learn to see the Christian life in better terms. His proposal is to look at prepositions as a clue to how we see the Christian life. Some see it as a life “from” God, and these folks see God supplying what they need (or want). Other [Read More…]

Fuller Lecture

The kind folks at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena invited me to give a lecture on women in ministry, but they also filled up my schedule with a few additional items: including spending a little time with Rich Mouw, the President, and then speaking in chapel on the “Parable from Hell,” and then a conversation [Read More…]

From the Blog World

A friend sent me this little ditty that was dropped as a comment on someone else’s blog… There once was a bishop named Wright Who differed a bit from McKnight New perspective on Paul? Or King Jesus for all? It’s almost the same…but not quite! [Read more…]

A Charismatic Reformation Day

J. Lee Grady, at Charisma magazine, proposed a Reformation within the ranks of the charismatics, and I’m swiping the whole post. (It’s Sunday, after all, and he says to nail these everywhere. Brother, I’m nailing them here at Jesus Creed.) In honor of Reformation Day, here are some complaints I’m nailing on the Wittenberg door. [Read More…]

Luther’s Reformation

October 31 is Reformation Day; many churches today celebrate today as Reformation Sunday. Here are Luther’s Ninety-Five Theses. Out of love for the truth and the desire to bring it to light, the following propositions will be discussed at Wittenberg, under the presidency of the Reverend Father Martin Luther, Master of Arts and of Sacred [Read More…]

Prayer for the Week

Almighty and merciful God, it is only by your gift that your faithful people offer you true and laudable service: Grant that we may run without stumbling to obtain your heavenly promises; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. [Read more…]

Hillbilly Ten Commandments

From Chris Morgan, swiped from Google+. [Read more…]