Seminaries are for Women, too

A recent article in CT by Sharon Hodde Miller calls attention to the gender gap in evangelical seminaries, where the ratio is not as good as one might think. Here is a clip, and I add the numbers: 1. According to the Association of Theological Schools, during the 2012-2013 school year women accounted for approximately 37 [Read More...]

“Infiltrations”

Michael Lind: Where do you see this in the Christian world? in the pastoral world? “Semantic infiltration” is a term coined by the foreign policy expert Fred Ikle and popularized by the late Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan. Ikle defined it thus: Semantic infiltration means one undermines one’s own position in negotiations by adopting unknowingly the terms [Read More...]

Daniel Dennett’s Unfollowed Rule of Charity

From Daniel Dennett: Dennett couldn’t be any more accurate but when it comes to persons of faith he rarely achieves this one. Just how charitable are you supposed to be when criticising the views of an opponent? If there are obvious contradictions in the opponent’s case, then you should point them out, forcefully. If there [Read More...]

A Question About Evolution – Answers Anyone? (RJS)

Is Christianity like a warm cozy sweater, but one that requires only one dropped stitch to unravel? Paula Kirby has suggested that it is, and that evolution is the stitch that unravels the sweater.  But more of that toward the end of the post. I put up a piece last Thursday looking at a phone [Read More...]

Speaking of Introverts

Every now and then a book comes along and I say, “Wow, that’s a great idea for a book!” Adam McHugh’s book, Introverts in the Church: Finding Our Place in an Extroverted Culture, is that kind of book. We need this book, and every (especially an extroverted) pastor needs to read it. McHugh is a [Read More...]