Archives for May 3, 2013 @ 12:42

Sleep Patterns

From Slate by Russell Foster: The biology of human sleep timing, like that of other mammals, changes as we age. This has been shown in many studies. As puberty begins, bedtimes and waking times get later. This trend continues until 19.5 years in women and 21 in men. Then it reverses. At 55 we wake [Read More…]

Music Wars Pushing Out Historic Elements of Worship

From Evangelicals and the Nicene Faith, ed. Timothy George, a Baker Academic book: Elizabeth Newman provides some clues as to how a Nicene faith might be lived out, and David Nelson shows how it should shape worship among Evangelicals, for ‘reading the Bible is simply too dangerous to do without the liturgical community’ (page 149). It may, [Read More…]

From the Shepherd’s Nook: John Frye

This post, by John Frye, is on the soterian gospel dilemma. Having our sins forgiven and being accounted righteous, all through the redemptive work of Jesus Christ, are tremendous transformative realities. What is troubling is the cavalier manner which these weighty truths are culled out and presented in the soterian scheme. Has God used the [Read More…]

The Manly Man and the Son of Man

Alexander the Great, son of Philip of Macedon and heir of the great Macedonian empire, proved himself in battle and militarism, expanding the Macedonian empire through strategic military victories across Turkey (334, 333), the Holy Land (Coele-Syria, 332), Egypt (332), Babylon (331) and on into India (324). In 323 BCE he becomes ill in Babylon [Read More…]