Archives for Dec 4, 2012 @ 23:05

Restoring Theology to Biblical Theology

The problem is that Old and New Testament scholars, almost uniformly, ignore (systematic) theology in favor of what is demonstrable from the text in its historical context. Yet, yet, yet … who can read the Bible and not observe that it is theological? For theology, by theologically minded and for those who worship? This backing [Read More…]

The Heisman: Your Prediction?

Three candidates, and I wonder which one you think will win: Who will win? Who should win? 1. QB Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M, Fr. Season (12 games): 273-of-400 passing for 3,419 yards, 24 touchdowns and eight interceptions; 184 rushes for 1,181 yards and 19 touchdowns. Watchman’s take: Detractors will look at Manziel’s 1-2 record in the Aggies’ [Read More…]

Now We’re Talkin’!

From Lindsay Abrams: (Check out the article’s sketch of recent studies of coffee’s benefits.) “What I tell patients is, if you like coffee, go ahead and drink as much as you want and can,” says Dr. Peter Martin, director of the Institute for Coffee Studies at Vanderbilt University. He’s even developed a metric for monitoring [Read More…]

Gun Control One More Time

The murder and suicide by Jovan Belcher leads yet again to the gun control debate. Bob Costas, siding with by citing Jason Whitlock, says it well: “Our current gun culture,” Whitlock wrote, “ensures that more and more domestic disputes will end in the ultimate tragedy, and that more convenience-store confrontations over loud music coming from [Read More…]

The Greatest Drama Ever Staged (RJS)

A couple of weeks ago I posted from Christian Letters to a Post-Christian World, a selection of essays by Dorothy Sayers, unfortunately out of print now (but also available under the title The Whimsical Christian: 18 Essays I believe). This is a volume well worth coming back to – and I will.  Sayers deserves a [Read More…]

The Holy Spirit and You

I came of age in faith when the charismatic movement was gaining its momentum even though “our” brand of the Christian faith made us doubly dubious of its claims of the Holy Spirit, but I had a semi-charismatic experience (no tongues) in high school and from that time I was on board — but only [Read More…]