Welcome to the Family

This morning we welcome into the family a little girl: Finley Grace Nelson McKnight. Wonderful, wonderful! [Read more...]

American Economy, Social Justice Index

From Justin Elliott: What do you see here? There has been no shortage of headlines this week about the growing income and wealth inequality in the United States. A new study from the Congressional Budget Office, for example, found that income of the top 1 percent of households increased by 275 percent in the 30-year period [Read More...]

Why Are Women Fading? Rebekah Lyons

Rebekah Lyons, at Qideas, with a powerful set of ideas and questions: Its 3:45 a.m. and you have been lying awake for almost an hour, plagued by self-doubt and anxiety. It begins with your son’s dropping grades at school, and how he is losing his confidence. This rabbit trails to your daughter’s heart, and the defiance [Read More...]

Is Calvinism’s God a Moral Monster? A Calvinist Response

Terry Tiessen, author of Providence & Prayer : How Does God Work in the World? and Who Can Be Saved?: Reassessing Salvation in Christ and World Religions, writes this in response to some Arminian arguments that Calvinism tends toward a view of God that is monstrous (and good Arminian theologians who say such a thing [Read More...]

For the Common Good 2 (RJS)

The concept of academic freedom at some level is assumed by many these days although it is, more or less, a voluntary agreement within the academic community. The question I would like to consider today is the application of the idea of academic freedom to Christian colleges, universities, and graduate schools (seminaries). We can consider three specific cases to help direct some of the conversation: John Schneider at Calvin College, Peter Enns at Westminster Theological Seminary, and Richard Colling at Olivet Nazarene College. [Read more...]

As Christ Submits to the Church

Those who know the discussions about women in ministry as well as those about the relations of husbands and wives know the name Alan Padgett, and those who don’t know the name need to do (and should have known it). Alan is one of the few theologians who has actually written on most of the [Read More...]

St Paul’s and the Anglican Leaders

I watch this from a distance. St Paul’s is the location of the Occupy London protesters and they are there because it was not possible to occupy the financial district. But the leaders of St Paul’s have mismanaged the whole affair and, instead of offering insight into a Christian/kingdom understanding of wealth and greed, which [Read More...]


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