Archives for Dec 2, 2011 @ 12:42

Junia is Not Alone

I’ve got a new e-book available, and it’s called Junia is Not Alone. It’s cheap: only $2.99. It’s so new at Amazon there’s no cover on the Amazon page yet. The cover is now posted at Amazon. This is my first adventure into the e-book world, and so this is an exciting day. The book [Read More…]

Ohio Removes Child from Home for…

… obesity. Have you seen this? What do you think? CLEVELAND — An Ohio third-grader who weighs more than 200 pounds has been taken from his family and placed into foster care after county social workers said his mother wasn’t doing enough to control his weight. The Plain Dealer reports ( ) that the Cleveland [Read More…]

25 Years Later

My friend, Fr Rob Merola, in the DC area St Matthew’s Sterling, wrote a wonderful post about his twenty-five years of ministry, and it’s not a little moving for Kris and me because Rob and his wife (then fellow student) Linda did some babysitting for our children when they were small. Today is the 25th [Read More…]

This Denies the Gospel

The gospel is that Jesus is the Messiah/King and Lord of all, and he is so on the basis of faith — not works, not ethnic identity, not sexual identity, and not economic identity. As Paul expresses the impact of the gospel in Galatians 3:28, we are all one in Christ. But this church has [Read More…]

Gospel Unity

There is no genuine institutional unity in the Church today; there is no genuine doctrinal unity in the Church today. But there is one place where there could definitely be more unity: around the gospel. Ted Campbell, in his splendid book The Gospel in Christian Traditions, makes the case that the gospel could be a [Read More…]

For and Against Calvinism 12

Roger Olson is right: at the heart of the debate between Calvinism and Arminianism (or non-Calvinism) is this question: Is grace resistible or irresistible? To this end, I will begin a new series Monday (so come back to see what it will be about). But today’s post is Roger’s chp “Yes to Grace: No to [Read More…]