Douthat, Obama and Romney

From NYTimes, where you can read all four of Ross Douthat’s points about “In Search of a Middle East Strategy“: Who do you think is offering the most plausible proposals for the Middle East? But of course it isn’t clear at all what Mitt Romney would actually do differently. Since their Tuesday night jab backfired, [Read More...]

Identity Mapping

From Roy Ciampa, used with permission. For Dr Ciampa’s fuller study, see this. What do you think of Ciampa’s idea of “identity mapping”? Where do we do this? Where do you see it? On Treating Modern Women as Ancient Greco-Roman Wives  by Roy E. Ciampa, Ph.D. One of the most unfortunate habits of biblical interpretation in [Read More...]

From the Shepherd’s Nook, with John Frye

We will grapple with Eugene H. Peterson’s (EHP) taxonomy of pastor from the opening chapters of his book The Contemplative Pastor: Returning to the Art of Spiritual Direction. The subtitle offers the huge clue: spiritual direction. Not Bible exposition, apostolic entrepreneurship, CEO, coaching, counseling, and religious shop-keeping. What does “pastor” mean to you? EHP opens [Read More...]

Evangelicalism’s Crucifix Problem

No event in the life of Jesus, no event in the plan of God, no event in the saving work of Christ, no doctrine, no belief, no line in the creed has been more eclipsed than the resurrection. In fact, it can be said that however much Protestantism protested Catholic theology from the Reformation on, [Read More...]


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