Archives for Mar 20, 2013 @ 20:07

Brief Fact about Tolkien

JRR Tolkien, to his daughter, Priscilla: “So far I have felt the normal feelings of a man of my age — like an old tree that is losing all its leaves one by one: this feels like an axe-blow near the roots.” “This” is the news that his friend, C.S. Lewis, had died unexpectedly. [Read more…]

Working People

The Workplace Zodiac infographic by JESS3. [Read more…]

Intellectual Uniformity: Not Going to Happen

Ed Cyzewski: I’ve already mentioned this week that it’s biblically impossible to be “biblical,” but there’s something else that’s impossible for evangelical Christians: unity as intellectual uniformity. Authors/speakers/bloggers often lament that the church could truly be unified if only we could all agree on “X.”… Since evangelicalism took shape largely around a common vision of [Read More…]

Prodigal Christianity

My friend and colleague, David Fitch, is the co-author of a book with his co-pastor and our fellow colleague at Northern Seminary, Geoff Holsclaw, called Prodigal Christianity that I really like. David and Geoff are missional theologians, they are also pastors and professors. I have concerns about what might be called “armchair ecclesiologians,” that is, academics [Read More…]

Preaching Hope, Preaching Judgment

How often do you hear a sermon at your church that develops what we find in the Creed: “I believe in Jesus Christ … who will come to judge the living and the dead, [and in] the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting”? This theological creed affirms a constant theme of the Bible: [Read More…]