Archives for Mar 1, 2012 @ 18:36

Do you care if Mormons get baptized for you?

From Slate: What do you know about this practice among Mormons? Do you think it is wrong? Do you care if they do this for you? Family members of Daniel Pearl, the Wall Street Journal reporter who was kidnapped and beheaded by terrorists while on assignment in Pakistan in 2002, were disturbed to learn this week [Read More…]

Cheaper Voting Procedure

From AP wires: OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) – One area in Kentucky still won’t be able to buy alcohol – a decision made by the flip of a coin. A vote held Wednesday on whether to allow alcohol sales in the Graham Precinct in Daviess County ended with a 21-21 tie. So officials flipped a half-dollar [Read More…]

Evangelical Center for Christian Thought: Issues

Thomas Albert Howard and Karl Giberson: This spring semester, California’s Biola University, among the nation’s largest evangelical institutions, opens the doors of its ambitious new Center for Christian Thought. Resembling institutions such as Princeton’s Institute for Advanced Study, Biola’s center seeks to bring a mix of senior and postdoctoral fellows to campus to collaborate with internal [Read More…]

Is Science Merely Wisdom of this World? (RJS)

Oftentimes when discussing issues of science and faith, or other issues that challenge the conventional thinking of the Christian faith, someone will up and quote or paraphrase Paul from his letters to the Corinthians. For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it [Read More…]

What Comes to Mind?

What comes to mind when you hear the expression “the wrath of God”? More often than not, this expression evokes emotional outrage, narcissistic rage, or a kind of bloodthirsty fit of vengeance. It is unquestionably accurate that some preachers create that sense for the expression. It seems everyone wants to put this behind us. But [Read More…]