Archives for December 2013

What We Learn from our Children (and Grandchildren)

My graduate assistant at Northern, Tara Beth, sketches what she’s learned from her two boys. Of her nine lessons, I’ll clip 2-4 — nice. Kris and I have been gone this week so our weekly meanderings will be separate posts. Enjoy. 2. Stop being such a know it all.  My boys love to ask questions and are [Read More…]

The Cost of Food Waste

Food isn’t something you should have to worry about; however, even in developed countries like the UK, we’re still seeing around 6% of adults in the UK having to pay for food on credit (in July 2013), causing families to have an increased level of debt. Find out more information and get debt management help [Read More…]

The Only Other Planet Where I Want to Live is Texas

Source: Our galaxy – which is around 100,000 light years wide, is thought to have 40 billion planets with potential for life. The figure is an estimate drawn up from our current knowledge 1049 planets orbiting around other stars, with over 2000 more candidates currently awaiting follow-up observations. Of those 1049, we know of a [Read More…]

From the Shepherd’s Nook – The Glory of Jesus

By John Frye Suppose theology started here: “Thomas said to him, ‘My Lord and my God!’” (John 20:28). John’s Gospel offers this: crucifixion wounds + resurrection wonder = glory. A thoroughly Jewish man, Thomas, is confessing to the resurrected man, Jesus of Nazareth, acclamations of adoration and surrender reserved only for Israel’s one true God, Yahweh. The context is [Read More…]

Correction: An Even More Neglected Element of the Gospel

Not that long ago I wrote a post, based on Mike Bird’s Evangelical Theology, in which he had said the resurrection was neglected and perhaps the most neglected, but that’s not quite right: the most neglected element of the gospel, and in the life of Jesus, is the ascension. He calls it the “poor cousin” (449), [Read More…]

Employee Theft: An Infographic

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You Telling Stories?

Are you gathering with families and hearing (priceless) stories? What about this? Who’s telling stories with you? Elizabeth Lanning, like many members of her family, got to know her grandfather on the flight deck of a rebuilt 1965 Cessna as he taught her how to fly. She heard about his travels across six continents, including [Read More…]

The Greatest Drama Ever Staged (RJS)

On Christmas Eve (day) I posted a reflection from one of Dorothy Sayers’ essays in Christian Letters to a Post-Christian World also available under the title The Whimsical Christian: 18 Essays. This is a volume well worth coming back to – and I will. Sayers deserves a far broader readership than she receives. She was [Read More…]

Justification Re-Imagined (NT Wright)

For NT Wright the whole “Paul project” is to learn to see Paul as carrying Israel’s Story but seeing that Story being reworked, revised and reimagined in Christ and in the Spirit … and hence, too, what is meant by justification. There are some debates amongst evangelicals today — like is justification before union or [Read More…]

Birth Order: Does it matter? An Infographic

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