Archives for Aug 9, 2012 @ 12:31

Retail, Shopping, Changing … for good?

More than one bookstore has closed; more that one bookstore owner has expressed sorrow over the shifting tides of how folks buy books. I still like to browse through bookstores, but I admit openly and candidly that I buy books through the internet and not very often from a bookstore. The same will happen with [Read More…]

What Makes Preaching/Teaching Christian?

Trevin Wax, at LifeWay, has a post up about the gospel and making Jesus central, and he is asking a good question: What makes preaching or teaching distinctively Christian? NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP) — There has been a lot of talk in recent years about making the Gospel announcement of Jesus Christ front and center in [Read More…]

Even The MacBook Air Is Not Sentient (RJS)

A question that has intrigued me for a long time is the question of “will”. I leave off the word “free” here because free seems to convey a libertarian freedom without constraint. This is nonsense. We a fully embodied creatures and our will, whatever that may be is constrained. Nonetheless there is freedom at some [Read More…]


Robert Bellah, in his very well-known Habits of the Heart, opened up a can of church and religion worms when he showed that the evidence pointed us in the direction of increasing individualism and the lack of interest on the part of Americans to participate in community. In his sketch of religious individualism, he created [Read More…]