Archives for September 2013

And Then God Speaks … About Creation (RJS)

The climax of the book of Job comes when Yahweh answers Job, or more accurately instructs Job, from the whirlwind in Chapters 38-41. This long series of posts, and the careful interaction with recent commentaries by John Walton (Job (The NIV Application Commentary)) and Tremper Longman III (Job (Baker Commentary on the Old Testament Wisdom [Read More…]

The Gospels of Sin Management and Their Empty Allegiance

American evangelicalism is what it is because of its gospel. Dallas Willard calls its gospel the “gospel of sin management.” American liberal Protestantism is what it is because of its gospel. Dallas Willard also calls its gospel the gospel of sin management. (Some of you will know I call this gospel the “soterian” gospel in The [Read More…]


See this beard? What’s your caption? [Read more…]

Child Abuse, an Infographic

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The Scandal of the Evangelical Memory, by Geoff Holsclaw (pt 3)

Scandal of the Evangelical Memory, Part 3 of 5 Geoff, teaching pastor at Life on the Vine Church and a colleague of mine at Northern Seminary, participates as well in Missio Alliance. Falsely accused, John Anderton is a fugitive trying to figure out the truth behind a crime he hasn’t even committed yet. In 2054, [Read More…]

Seminary Teaching, One Year Report

Today is the first day of classes at Northern Seminary, the beginning of the 101st year of Northern and the beginning of my second year at Northern. I have been asked this year over and over about teaching seminary students at Northern, so here are my reflections — under this one: “A great and satisfying [Read More…]

Policies for Children and Social Media

From Simplicity in the Suburbs: What are your policies? I’ve written before about our unending conversations about social media. And honestly it merits a lot of discussion. New apps and social networking programs are coming out all the time and because many times kids are quicker at picking these things up than us adults it’s [Read More…]

Seeing the Image

By Alice Shirey at Leadership Journal One man in my church, an introverted college librarian, is a deep stream of faith. Our church is bustling and noisy though, and he’s quiet. The ways he shows us God are often overlooked. But a while back, we started to pay more attention. As we looked, we saw [Read More…]

Prayer for the Week

Grant us, Lord, not to be anxious about earthly things, but to love things heavenly; and even now, while we are placed among things that are passing away, to hold fast to those that shall endure; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever [Read More…]

MOOCs+ (or Classes + MOOCs) and the MOOC Delusion

From Slate: For a year or two there, free online classes seemed like they just might be the future of higher education. Why, some influential computer scientists wondered, should there be thousands of colleges and universities around the country all teaching the same classes to small groups of students, when you could get one brilliant [Read More…]