A Good Reason Not to Get a Tat

From AP: TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) – A 19-year-old Idaho man with his last name tattooed on his forearm apparently tried to give police a fake name and was arrested. The Times-News (http://bit.ly/HgA78W ) reports 19-year-old Dylan Edward Contreras was arrested early Saturday on outstanding warrants. An officer says he told three men who were [Read More...]

C.S. Lewis, in his day

Just in case you missed this reprint of the 1947 article about C.S. Lewis in Time: The lecturer, a short, thickset man with a ruddy face and a big voice, was coming to the end of his talk. Gathering up his notes and books, he tucked his hornrimmed spectacles into the pocket of his tweed [Read More...]

2 Free Tix and a Bible

Two new products belong together, and I get to give them away as a package deal. I’ve got 20 pairs of tickets to Blue Like Jazz the movie (http://bluelikejazzthemovie.com) and 20 copies of the new The Way Bible (http://theway.is). I have used the NLT many times in my teaching of college classes; the translation works well for [Read More...]

Jesus and Theocracy

The problem with so many Christian perceptions of Jesus is that it is a “body without the cloak” — Tom Wright’s expression in his new book How God Became King. That is, if we remove the bits at the beginning and the end – namely, the bits in the creeds, all you get is: Jesus [Read More...]

The Gospel of the Gospel Coalition 2

Last week I interacted with Bryan Chapell’s exposition of the gospel in the officially produced book by Gospel Coalition leaders, D.A. Carson and Tim Keller. The church stands or falls — not with justification (as Luther said it) but with the gospel (and justification is a potent impact of the gospel). In fact, the church [Read More...]


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