Archives for June 2012

Text or Phone Call?

What about you? Do you prefer a text message or a phone call? Or an e-mail? Be honest, and now we need to ask: What difference does it make? From AP: Statistics from the Pew Internet & American Life Project show that, these days, many people with cell phones prefer texting over a phone call. [Read More…]

Morality and Body

By Ann F-R: The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion explores how human morality develops and affects our daily choices and interactions. In ch. 3, Elephants Rule, Haidt further developed his metaphor of body and mind as an elephant and rider, which illustrated the first principle of the social intuitionist [Read More…]

Zettabtyes are Coming

By Brett Molina: In four years, we will talk about Internet traffic in zettabytes. What’s a zettabyte? It’s one trillion gigabytes, and by 2016, global Internet traffic will reach 1.3 zettabytes,says a study by Cisco. Broken down monthly, Web traffic around the world will make a fourfold jump compared to 2011, according to Cisco’s findings. [Read More…]

Walking from the Faith

This article, from, is by Valerie Tarico, a psychologist and writer in Seattle, Washington and the founder of Wisdom Commons. She is the author of “Trusting Doubt: A Former Evangelical Looks at Old Beliefs in a New Light” and “Deas and Other Imaginings.” Her articles can be found at Her study overlaps with the reasons [Read More…]

Evolution and the Creativity of God (RJS)

Chapter 7 of God and the Cosmos: Divine Activity in Space, Time and History by Harry Lee Poe and Jimmy H. Davis is titled simply God and Life. Harry Lee Poe is the Charles Colson Professor of Faith and Culture at Union University in Jackson, Tennessee. Jimmy H. Davis is vice president for regional campuses [Read More…]

A New Kind of Apologetics

Apologetics has changed. What has changed is the substance of what matters. Apologists used to focus on the evidence — think here of the wildly popular book of Josh McDowell, Evidence that Demands a Verdict — or on the logic of Christianity — and here one can mention C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity, or the more [Read More…]

Adelaide to Sydney

At the kind invitation of Tabor Adelaide I taught an intensive course in their postgrad program on the gospel. This was our first trip to Adelaide and we (Kris and I) thoroughly enjoyed it, and the class was fantastic. Graham picked us up at the airport and got us near Victoria Square to our hotel. [Read More…]

Frank Viola on Sectarians at the Table

From Frank Viola: When I was in my early 20s, I had wonderful fellowship with an older brother in Christ who was part of the Plymouth Brethren. We disagreed on a few doctrines (I didn’t buy into the pretibulational rapture theory, and I believed that God still healed people supernaturally). That aside, we both held [Read More…]

John Fea: On the Road about Christian American

From John Fea’s blog: As many of the readers of my blog, “The Way of Improvement Leads Home,” are aware, I have spent a good portion of 2011 and 2012 on the road and on the radio waves promoting my book Was America Founded as a Christian Nation? In the process, I have learned a lot [Read More…]

Ten Reasons to Attend Seminary

Many of you know that I will begin as a faculty member at Northern Seminary, in Lombard IL, this Fall.  I will be teaching Synoptic Gospels, New Testament Theology, Paul, Kingdom of God, and the Ethics of Jesus — and I am very excited about teaching each of these courses. I began my career teaching seminary [Read More…]