Archives for May 2013

Made Up (but, well, honest) Church Postcards

My, my these are funny! Got any to add? Which one was the funniest to you? [Read more…]

Men, Women and Social Media

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Adam and Christ, where do we begin?

J. Daniel Kirk, a fine young professor at Fuller Theological Seminary, has a new piece at the Fuller website on Adam and Christ. He’s asking if we need a historical Adam to believe what Paul says about Christ, but Daniel turns it around: since we know about Christ we can learn to think about Adam. [Read More…]

Disqus Commenting

Patheos has now shifted Jesus Creed over to Disqus commenting, which means there will be some transitions… but the shift has  worked well on other blogs at Patheos so we are anticipating a smooth move. Comments in the last day or two are in process of showing up again… Thanks for all the comments you [Read More…]

On Courage

Why are some people courageous enough to speak up while others either see through the wrong but are afraid to speak up and yet others don’t even perceive the wrong? Last week on this blog I looked at Rudolf Bultmann, probably the most influential NT scholar of the 20th Century, a man whom his biographer, [Read More…]

Evangelicals are a Minority

John Blake, CNN’s Belief Blog editor, wrote a piece this weekend on evangelical’s minority status. Is evangelicalism a minority? Is it being treated intolerantly? Is it being persecuted? (CNN) – When Peter Sprigg speaks publicly about his opposition to homosexuality, something odd often happens. During his speeches, people raise their hands to challenge his assertions that [Read More…]

Dallas Episcopalians

I received the kind invitation from Bishop James Stanton in Dallas at St Matthew’s Cathedral to give the 2013 James Stanton lectures Friday and Saturday. I always well up with gratitude, as many of you know, to be invited to be among those in the Anglican Communion. I consider The Book of Common Prayer, which after [Read More…]

Learning the Gospel from My Children

This sermon is by Jason Micheli at Aldersgate UMC in Alexandra, VA: Learning the Gospel from My Children This week I did something I never do. I reread all the old sermons I’ve written on today’s text. If the files on my floppy disks and USB drives are correct, then this is the fourth time [Read More…]

Sixth Sunday after Easter

O God, you have prepared for those who love you such good things as surpass our understanding: Pour into our hearts such love towards you, that we, loving you in all things and above all things, may obtain your promises, which exceed all that we can desire; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns [Read More…]


Philosophers, a survey: “The Davids distributed their questionnaire to 1,972 philosophers at 99 of the world’s “leading departments of philosophy” (in this case, their target group comprised predominantly Ph.D.-granting departments in English speaking countries, giving rise to an acknowledged bias toward analytic or Anglocentric philosophy). The questionnaire consisted of a background survey, 30 multiple choice [Read More…]