Archives for July 2012

Changes, Some Big, for Colleges

This bit of news could influence many colleges and programs: The U.S. Department of Education intends to crack down on postsecondary career programs that can’t demonstrate that enough graduates have found “gainful employment,” a move some for-profit colleges say could cost thousands of students the opportunity for a better future. Amid much controversy, the feds [Read More…]


What do you think of this Francis Chan video about aging? [Read more…]

A Lawyer Evaluates Supreme Court Decision

American Christians and the Health Care Decision David Opderbeck is Professor of Law and Director of the Gibbons Institute of Law, Science & Technology at Seton Hall University Law School.  He is also a doctoral candidate in philosophical theology at the University of Nottingham. Thursday last week the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision in [Read More…]

Megachurch “Pastor”

A Singapore pastor has been arrested for swiping to the tune of 23 million dollars. Others are implicated. This set off a round of internet comment, including one that made the uncharitably audacious and (sadly) outrageous claim that all megachurch pastors are manipulative and deceptive. A friend of mine then posted a comment worth examining. [Read More…]

Finishing in Jerusalem

Next May we will be leading a tour of Asia Minor and a hike from Nazareth to Capernaum, and when we come up over the Mount of Beatitudes and see Capernaum on the Sea of Galilee below us. Our last day will be touring Jerusalem — the Temple mount, Gethsemane and the Mount of Olives, [Read More…]

The Sinner’s Prayer: A Bye-gone?

At the most recent SBC annual meeting there was a dustup about the wisdom of the Sinner’s Prayer in evangelism, and David Platt was the source of the concern because he had made some disparaging remarks about the effectiveness of the Sinner’s Prayer. I stand 100% with Platt on what he said. CT has published [Read More…]

Sunday Afternoon Story

In the church tradition Sunday is resurrection day; every Sunday celebrates the resurrection, not just Easter. It is also a day to celebrate victory of life over the obstacles of life, and this story by Dave Moore, a regular reader and contributor to this blog, can give each of us reasons to pause and give [Read More…]

Prayer for the Week

Fifth Sunday of Pentecost Almighty God, you have built your Church upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief cornerstone: Grant us so to be joined together in unity of spirit by their teaching, that we may be made a holy temple acceptable to you; through Jesus Christ our [Read More…]