Does Arminianism Preach?

C. Michael Patton’s got a point of view here (italics below), and … I wonder what you think? I made an observation recently that may be completely off base, or it may just betray the reality of the tight Evangelical circles in which I travel most of the time. Either way, here it is: Calvinists have  [Read More...]

An Inexpressible Treasure

To talk about marriage requires wisdom. Wisdom is learning to live in God’s world in God’s way, and God’s way is the gospel. Marriage then is learning about how the relationship of a man and woman works, how families work, how society works … and wisdom draws on every resource needed and available. I can [Read More...]

Kingdom Temptations

Anyone who wants to explain the kingdom of God as taught by Jesus/NT is faced with temptations. Here’s the first one: to want that kingdom to be almost entirely spiritual — something between a person and God, a religious experience, some religious power now at work, something not belonging to this world, something getting someone [Read More...]

What’s your caption for this pizza man?

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Bethel Lecture

Last Friday Bethel University, under the excellent leadership of Chris Gehrz and Christian Collins Winn, hosted a colloquium on Pietism. This event built on their earlier colloquium that brought in scholars of Pietism. But this session was not just on Pietism but was instead an exploration of some of Pietism’s connections, and I was asked [Read More...]

Which Cover Do You Prefer?

I’ve done this before with book covers, so here goes. But please do not use these images on your site. My friend at Eastern University, Joe Modica, and I are co-editors of a book to be published early next year called Jesus is Lord, Caesar is Not, and it will subject empire criticism to evaluation. [Read More...]

Prayer for Third Sunday of Easter

O God, whose blessed Son made himself known to his disciples in the breaking of bread: Open the eyes of our faith, that we may behold him in all his redeeming work; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. [Read more...]

Buy a Foot of Ireland

A brief introduction to a post about supporting intelligent, moderate, solid evangelical theological education in Ireland, in Dublin, at a wonderful location and with a big need for church support. I taught at Irish Bible Institute two summers back and, in fact, gave the full lectures on which King Jesus Gospel is based. It was [Read More...]

Saturday Book Review: Kyle Strobel

Our review today is by Kyle Strobel (@kylestrobel), an Edwards specialist and who engages this big new book by McClymond and McDermott at the level of experts. So enjoy … The Theology of Jonathan Edwards (OUP, 2012) by Michael J. McClymond and Gerald R. McDermott Scot has already reviewed several small portions of this behemoth, [Read More...]

Weekly Meanderings

Chicago, by Kyle Flubacker. I like Kyle’s picture so much I’m bringing it out again this week. There is a blog called “SBCVoices” (Southern Baptist Voices) that got wound up last week on the meaning of the gospel, but I have to say after Comment 1 the conversation was more or less over (for me) but [Read More...]


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