World by Population Map

From Gizmodo, and if you click on it you can see a fuller map: [Read more...]

Peacemaking, the Gospel and Churches

From Steve Norman: I don’t know a single local church pastor who doesn’t believe in peacemaking. After all, the angels celebrating Jesus’s birth come right out and sing, “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests” (Luke 2:14). Jesus himself champions the role of peacemaker [Read More...]

What’s a “Free” Church?

One of my favorite scholars is Everett Ferguson, author of the justly used Backgrounds of Early Christianity, a rich and useful resource for all things historical. He’s a part of the Churches of Christ, a lively part of the American church even if often ignored by those who study evangelicalism. I’m for bringing them to the [Read More...]

Was Paul the Eternal Enemy of Women?

George Bernard Shaw, who had far more time for Jesus than the apostle Paul, said the apostle Paul came off as the “eternal enemy of Woman.” Before we test this proud claim of interpretation, let it be noted that GB Shaw was and is not alone. Many think Paul comes up short when it comes [Read More...]


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