Archives for Apr 19, 2012 @ 12:03

The Voice

Bob Smietana, a fine writer for The Tennessean, sketches a story about The Voice: The name Jesus Christ doesn’t appear in The Voice, a new translation of the Bible from a Nashville publisher. Nor do religious words like “angel” or “apostle.” Instead, “angel” is rendered as “messenger,” and “apostle” as “emissary.” Jesus Christ is Jesus [Read More…]

England’s “Moral Majority”?

It appears to this outsider that England’s developing some themes we have witnessed over here — since the 70s and 80s — along the lines of the Moral Majority. I’m open to clarification… any thoughts? Christians are being “vilified” by British courts and “driven underground”, Lord Carey, a former archbishop of Canterbury, has said. In [Read More…]

Theology … The Queen of the Sciences? (RJS)

In today’s post I would like to put forth a few ideas for discussion, all related to the claim that theology is the queen of the sciences and how this could or should play out. This isn’t a polished argument, but a desire to start a conversation. The modern university has its origin in the [Read More…]

Gospels as Foundation Documents for Church

Three approaches to the Gospels blunt their force, and it is hard to escape all three: skeptics think the Gospels are unreliable and reflect only (or at least mostly) the faith of the early church; Bultmannians believe the historical record doesn’t matter since faith is about encounter with power of God; and moralist preachers find [Read More…]