The FastDiet

From USAToday: A new diet book — one that promotes fasting two days a week by drastically cutting calories and then eating normally the other five days — is catching on with dieters, but it already has its British author unexpectedly on the defensive. The FastDiet: Lose Weight, Stay Healthy and Live Longer With the [Read More...]

Is it a sin?

Ronald Sider had lunch with Robert Putnam, American sociologist, and Putnam asked him an important question: Is our economic inequality a sin? What do you think and why? Putnam is appalled at the radical lack of equality of opportunity in the U.S. today, and he wanted to know if evangelical preachers would dare to say [Read More...]

From the Shepherd’s Nook: Guardian Explorers

Explorers and Guardians, by John Frye. With about 300 others, I attended the “Creation in Scripture” seminar hosted by Cornerstone University: Talking Points featuring Dr. John Walton, Dr. David Turner, Dr. Michael Wittmer, and Dr. John Hilber. I applaud Dr. Joseph Stowell, Cornerstone University and Grand Rapids Theological Seminary for bringing this relevant and controversial [Read More...]

A Wake-Up in Prayer

A short story about prayer by none other than the cynical Mark Twain reminds us that prayer has consequences or implications, and those consequences or implications perhaps need to be kept in mind when we ponder our petitions. You may know Mark Twain’s mono-eyed “The War Prayer,” but if you don’t here’s a full version [Read More...]


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