Archives for July 2013

Who Says What’s a Complementarian?

Apart from the issue that both (what many today call) egalitarians and complementarians at one time saw themselves as complementarian, one without hierarchy and one with hierarchy, today the term “complementarian” is used by those most commonly associated with the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood. So they get to define the term, and one [Read More…]

Jesus in Non-Christian Sources

Source These 7 points are nicely summarized by Paul Barnett in his volume Is the New Testament Reliable?(IVP Academic, 2003 [second ed.], p. 34).  Notably, each fact corroborates the record of the New Testament. 1. Jesus Christ was executed (by crucifixion?) in Judea during the period when Tiberius was emperor (A.D. 14-37) and Pontius Pilate was [Read More…]

Yes, Teacher, Boys are Different

From Jessica Lahey: In an attempt to get at what actually works for boys in education, Dr. Michael Reichert and Dr. Richard Hawley, in partnership with the International Boys’ School Coalition, launched a study called Teaching Boys: A Global Study of Effective Practices, published in 2009. The study looked at boys in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, [Read More…]

Nazarenes and Inerrancy (David Brush)

This post is by David Brush and reports on the recent decision by the Nazarenes not to use the word “inerrancy” in describing their view of Scripture. Within the evangelical protestant movement there is a pull to increase the contrast within our articles of faith (statements of belief) so that there is little room left [Read More…]

The Early Church and Military Service

 The Early Church and Military Service  *The following post is adapted from Preston Sprinkle’s forthcoming book: Fight: A Christian Case for Non-Violence (Colorado Springs: David C. Cook, 2013). Preston’s book is due to release on August 1. In a previous post, I stated that “there was not a single Christian writer in the first three [Read More…]

The City with the Best Pizza is…?

According to this report, unsurprisingly, is Chicago. But that’s not quite right. The BEST pizza, hands down (hear this, Lee Strobel?), is Mundelein IL at Bill’s Pizza and Pub. Hands down. Best.Pizza.Ever. (Just ask Jim Wallis. It’s where he got all his ideas. Go ahead and ask him.) There are some things that exist only [Read More…]

WWJD (What would Jesus DRIVE), asks the Pope

From Reuters: What would Jesus drive? Pope tells priests to buy “humble” cars Sat, Jul 06 14:34 PM EDT VATICAN CITY, July 6 (Reuters) – Pope Francis said on Saturday it pained him to see priests driving flashy cars, and told them to pick something more “humble”. As part of his drive to make the [Read More…]

Alister McGrath, on Spiritual Formation

From Metamorpha: When I began my life as a Christian, I found my attention focussing on understanding my faith. I continue to regard this as being of the utmost importance. There is a marvellous coherence to Christian doctrine, and wrestling with the great truths of our faith provided me with both spiritual encouragement and intellectual challenge. Yet [Read More…]

Congratulations to Andy Murray

2013 Wimbledon champion, from Scotland, Andy Murray. The first male champion from Great Britain since Fred Perry in 1936. [Read more…]

Prayer for the Week

O God, you have taught us to keep all your commandments by loving you and our neighbor: Grant us the grace of your Holy Spirit, that we may be devoted to you with our whole heart, and united to one another with pure affection; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and [Read More…]