Archives for Jan 4, 2013 @ 13:21

The Habits of Virtue

Roy Baumeister: Virtue ethics are in; research like this shows why. (Go to the link for the full article.) I contend Jesus was not a virtue ethicist. What say you? Two decades’ worth of lab research has established that willpower is limited, and exerting self-control to resist impulses or change your actions depletes it. Like [Read More…]

Men and Women, Can they be Friends?

Adrian F. Ward, weighing on some recent important research on how men and women relate as friends, and how they perceive that relationship: What do you think? Friends or not? Any guidelines? These results suggest that men, relative to women, have a particularly hard time being “just friends.” What makes these results particularly interesting is [Read More…]

From the Shepherd’s Nook: Facing a New Year

Beginning a New Year, by John Frye Facing a new year always generates conflicting feelings within me. I hope that this is not unusual for pastors. Of course, anticipating ministry creates a sense of eager enthusiasm as Fellowship Covenant and I wonder what the Lord has in store for us in 2013. Yet, along with [Read More…]

Is Evangelicalism Ending? 4

I begin with this claim: the church, the local church as well as the church universal, is a politic. Instead of supporting a political party, which confuses the church into serving two masters, the church strives to be a politic. These are my words, not David Fitch’s, but I think they get to the heart [Read More…]