Archives for Dec 1, 2011 @ 12:54

Parker Palmer on “Christian Nation”

By Parker Palmer: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. –The Declaration of Independence Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the [Read More…]

How Old is that Western Wall in Jerusalem?

From Rob Waugh: The history of one of the world’s holiest sites – sacred to both Jews and Muslims – is set to be rewritten, following a surprise discovery in a ritual bath beneath the complex. It proves that the Wall – supposedly built by Herod, the Jewish king who features prominently in the Gospels, [Read More…]

Anointed? 6 … Is Moving Left Always Right? (RJS)

I recently received, courtesy of the publisher, a copy of the new book The Anointed: Evangelical Truth in a Secular Age by Randall Stephens, an associate professor of history at Eastern Nazarene College and Karl Giberson, formerly a professor of Physics at Eastern Nazarene. Giberson has now moved on to concentrate on a number of [Read More…]

Moving Right is Never Wrong

A friend and I, after the Clark Pinnock tribute at AAR/SBL, were chatting about how the Evangelical Theological Society and conservative evangelicalism in general seem to have a special radar for folks who in their view are moving to the left theologically. A set of expressions came to my mind and I want to flesh [Read More…]