Archives for September 2013

Dallas Willard: Why the Church?

Dallas Willard framed all theology and all practices as dimensions of spiritual transformation unto Christlikeness. Gary Black, Jr., in The Theology of Dallas Willard: Discovering Protoevangelical Faith sketches three more themes that illustrate our opening claim: theo-ontology, christology, and ecclesiology. God, Jesus and the church. What do you think of making spiritual formation or transformation central [Read More…]

What Explains This?

Adjuncts outperform tenured professors in teaching evaluations. From Dan Berrett: Students learned more when their first in­struc­tor in a dis­ci­pline was not on the ten­ure track, as com­pared with those whose in­tro­duc­tory pro­fes­sor was tenured, ac­cord­ing to a new pa­per from Northwestern University. The paper, “Are Ten­ure-Track Professors Bet­ter Teachers?,” was re­leased on Mon­day by the National [Read More…]

In spite of what so many think…

In spite of what so many think, the NT doesn’t draw up how a church should be run. And in spite of what many think, most especially the high church types, how a church was to be run or organized or structured was not clear for several centuries. This doesn’t throw things up for grabs [Read More…]

“Any that pisseth against the wall”

There you have the “unseemly clause” in the Old Testament, at least according to the KJV, a number of times: 1Sam. 25:22 So and more also do God unto the enemies of David, if I leave of all that pertain to him by the morning light any that pisseth against the wall. 1Sam. 25:34 For [Read More…]

When you are here…

From Jamie Bruesehoff: You are doing something really, really important. I know it’s not easy. I see you with your arms overflowing, and I know you came to church already tired. Parenting is tiring. Really tiring. I watch you bounce and sway trying to keep the baby quiet, juggling the infant car seat and the diaper bag [Read More…]

Ministering to Seniors

By Michelle Van Loon (now a Northern student!) Since I started writing and speaking about midlifers’ changing relationship with the local church, various friends have pointed me toward a few churches who are making some sort of attempt to minister to their older congregants. As I learned when I offered my survey on the subject earlier [Read More…]

Beware Neuromaniacs and Darwinitis (RJS)

Malcolm Jeeves is a Christian, an emeritus professor of psychology at the University of St. Andrews (one of the founders of the department), and of late he has been thinking and writing about the intersection of mind and brain and the relationship of the psychology and neuroscience with Christian faith and religious belief. His new [Read More…]

The Restoring of the Soul

Do you agree with this understanding of our responsibility before God and capacity? “Humanity was created by God to possess the responsibility for becoming what it wills to become by the sum total of the choices made during one’s lifetime. As such, God requires that humans beings choose (will) to act on the basis of their [Read More…]

Our Un-Common Language

From   by Explore more infographics like this one on the web’s largest information design community – Visually. [Read more…]

Tell Me What You See

From GradSchoolHub: Source: The Grim Facts About Global Nuclear Stockpiles [Read more…]