Archives for September 2013

Donald Miller on the UnRomantic Writing Life

From Storyline: My recommendation for anybody writing a book? Here are 3 tips: 1. Don’t shower until you finish a chapter. Even if it takes days. Smell. Feel dirty. Poetry is heavy lifting. Nobody who reads your book will smell you so don’t worry about it. Lie to your readers. Make them think you were walking [Read More…]

Lumen Fidei

On Labor Day I ceased from my labors and read Pope Francis, Lumen Fidei (“The Light of Faith”), the first of Pope Francis’ encyclicals. This encyclical is sent to “the bishops, priests and deacons, men and women religious, and to the lay faithful.” Which means it is sent to most Catholics. It is an essay on [Read More…]

Detecting Liberal Seminaries

From Mark Stevens: Cliff Kvidahl over at ‘Theological Musings’ has responded to a rather evocative post outlining ways in which one can spot a liberal seminary (See: Beware of the Liberals! Marcan Priority and Inspiration). I have to be honest and say I felt incredibly sad when I read “How to Spot a Liberal Seminary” According to [Read More…]

How we treat our own

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Humans … Qualitatively or Only Quantitatively Different? (RJS)

The final case study in origins considered by Gerald Rau in his book Mapping the Origins Debate: Six Models of the Beginning of Everything is the Origin of Humans. From a strictly natural, scientific, viewpoint this may be considered nothing more than a subset of the origin of species considered in the last post. From [Read More…]

A Game-Changer in the Genesis 1-2 Debates

John Walton’s several publications on Genesis 1-2 are the biggest game-changer in the whole discussion. What Walton does is simply claim, on the basis of Ancient Near Eastern parallels, that these texts are not about God creating materials out of nothing but instead about God assigning functions to the elements of the universe. We can [Read More…]

Blog Facts and Stats: An Infographic

Click image to see a larger versionThe #1 Small Business Marketing Idea via Ignite Spot [Read more…]

The Many Beating Hearts of Evangelicalism

Though some think they can simplify evangelicalism, as one hears at times in the media or from some group that thinks it alone is the true heart of evangelicalism, the consensus of intelligent reporting and thinking about this movement is that is a movement with many beating hearts. Many good studies have proven this, and a [Read More…]

Sinners in the Hands of a …….. God, by Jason Micheli

“Sinners in the Hands of a ______________ God”  By Jason Micheli, who blogs at The Tamed Cynic. Who is against us? Who will condemn us? Who can separate us from the love of Christ? For the Apostle Paul, they’re rhetorical questions. They’re Paul’s way of implying that if you sense any ambiguity about the answer, [Read More…]

The Same God?

Jeffrey Weiss, at CNN Belief Blog, has a post up today about the “do we worship the same God?” question — that is: Do Jews, Christians and Muslims believe in the same God, or is their faith oriented to the same object, even if they understand and worship that God differently? What do you think? [Read More…]