Archives for May 2012

How the Genius Thinks

From Michael Michalko: How do geniuses come up with ideas? What is common to the thinking style that produced “Mona Lisa,” as well as the one that spawned the theory of relativity? What characterizes the thinking strategies of the Einsteins, Edisons, daVincis, Darwins, Picassos, Michelangelos, Galileos, Freuds, and Mozarts of history? What can we learn [Read More…]

We Need More of This! (RJS)

BioLogos has begun a series of posts, Southern Baptist Voices, exploring various objections to evolutionary creation as God’s method of creation. The series features posts by several Southern Baptist scholars and responses by scholars and scientists affiliated with BioLogos who favor the view of evolutionary creation. The comments are closed until all posts in a [Read More…]

Journey or Destination?

This post is from a friend and librarian and professor at Irish Bible Institute, Ana Mullan: Her question is this one: IS THE CHRISTIAN LIFE A JOURNEY OR A DESTINATION? This is a question that I have been asking myself many times and in many different ways. When I became a Christian the gospel that I [Read More…]

Slow Church and the iPhone

John Pattison, at Slow Church, asks a good question that I wish all of us would ask … In a 2007 interview with Arthur Boers, the philosopher Albert Borgmann makes the case that television is of moral importance. Borgmann says: “When I teach my ethics course I tell these relatively young people that the most [Read More…]

How the Copts Pick a Pope

Kevin Hargaden works for a small church in the suburbs of Dublin and is preparing for ordination with the Presbyterian Church in Ireland. He blogs at Creideamh and is a board member of the IBI. One of the most interesting aspects of observing the uprising in Egypt last year from Dublin was the way in [Read More…]

That Model Student

What do we do with the “model student” in youth ministries? It’s very common for youth pastors to use phrases like “Sarah is an unbelievable student. If only I could have a dozen just like her.” Students like Sarah show up for every event, have a great attitude, and  I have definitely said these kinds [Read More…]

MissioLife: Scripture Reads You

One of the best ideas I ever encountered was when I read a book that explained the difference between reading the Bible informationally vs. reading the Bible formationally. The book was by Robert Mulholland and it was a great blessing to me — I’ve not taught again the same way. Yes, we need to know [Read More…]

Finding a Way for Foster Kids

From USAToday, by Bill McCleery: That’s when a friend told her about a program called Connected by 25, which leases 44 homes in Indianapolis reserved for young people exiting foster care. Now, as a client, she lives in an apartment in Indianapolis. “It’s a place of my own,” she said, sitting on a couch and [Read More…]

Uncertainty, Openness, and the Action of God (RJS)

Part two of the new book God and the Cosmos: Divine Activity in Space, Time and History by Harry Lee Poe and Jimmy H. Davis asks questions about the way God interacts with the world. They begin with a brief discussion of the features of modern cosmology – the physics and chemistry behind the emergence [Read More…]

When Grace Creates Forgiveness

I give a big clap to Tim Challies for his recent reconsideration of his review of Ann Voskamp’s book. Not because he has “changed his mind,” but because he recontextualized reading and reviewing: it is about the words — read that closely — the extension of another person in words, in this case a sister [Read More…]