Archives for Mar 20, 2012 @ 17:01

Wisconsin’s Mysterious Rumbling Sounds

Over the border in Wisconsin lots of funny things happen, and it all begins with those silly cheesehead hats the good folks of Wisconsin wear. But something else is causing this rumbling, so I’m putting it out to the good readers of Jesus Creed: What’s causing these noises? (CNN) — Mysterious explosions. Unexplained shaking. Something’s [Read More…]

Desire as Argument for God

By Paul Copan: If humans are multi-dimensional, faith and apologetics must be too. This final point gets important reinforcement in philosopher Clifford Williams’ excellent and accessible book Existential Reasons for Belief in God: A Defense of Desires and Emotions for Faith.[6] I highly recommend it. Williams argues that we are right to emphasize existential human longings [Read More…]

The Mansion on the Hill, and Bono

From Mona Charen, in her brief sketch of Arthur C. Brooks. The value that connects ownership and possessions to labor, hard work and one’s ambition is eroding. The American work ethic can be eroded though, and will be, Brooks argues, by an expanding welfare state. It isn’t just that people who believe life to be [Read More…]

The Wonder of the Universe (RJS)

Karl Giberson has a new book out, The Wonder of the Universe: Hints of God in Our Fine-Tuned World, published by IVP. I received a copy of the book courtesy of the publisher awhile back and have begun to read it over the last few days.  This book is a description of the wonder of [Read More…]

Christian Judaism

E.P. Sanders famously said the problem with Judaism for contemporaries of Paul was that it was not Christianity. Sanders was a lightning rod and at the same time a lighthouse for scholars in the late 70s and 80s, and his legacy — usually called the “new perspective” (language used by Tom Wright and Jimmy Dunn) [Read More…]