Archives for May 13, 2013 @ 12:42

Happy (Belated) Birthday Kierkegaard

From Julian Baggini, on Kierkegaard’s 200th birthday (May 5) and his continuing appeal: Discovering that your childhood idols are now virtually ancient is usually a disturbing reminder of your own mortality. But for me, realising that 5th May 2013 marks the 200th anniversary of Søren Kierkegaard’s birth was more of a reminder of his immortality. [Read More…]

Russell Moore on Christians and Politics

From Out of Ur: Christians seem to swing the pendulum between pietistic disengagement and hard-boiled partisan politics. Should pastors and church leaders advocate a third way? The church of Jesus Christ isn’t a political action committee, affixing Bible verses to already-existing political programs. The church is a colony of the kingdom of Jesus Christ. That [Read More…]

Myths about Education

An Infographic by Open Colleges   [Read more…]

Where Christian Theology — All of It — Begins

In the beginning was the gospel (lower case “gospel”) so that all early Christian teaching was measured by the gospel, but the gospel was known through the apostolic testimony, and the apostolic testimony was known through the writings of the apostles (once they died), leading to this: all Christian theology begins with Scripture. We can finesse [Read More…]

First Century Slippery Slope

We have to fill in the lines but there appears to be a fairly common 1st Century slippery slope: If you compromise on this one, you’ll end up inviting the likes of Antiochus Epiphanes back into Jerusalem. The story is well-known and sketched well by Warren Carter in his Seven Events that Shaped the New Testament [Read More…]