Archives for Jan 7, 2014 @ 12:14

Is This the Future? I say No, what say you?

Source: SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Texas has seen the future of the public library, and it looks a lot like an Apple Store: Rows of glossy iMacs beckon. iPads mounted on a tangerine-colored bar invite readers. And hundreds of other tablets stand ready for checkout to anyone with a borrowing card. Even the librarians imitate [Read More…]

Comic Relief from the Arctic Blast

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This Guy Needs to Read Bonhoeffer Again

OK, enough already: “I’m a follower of Jesus. I just don’t like church and so I’m not committed to the church but to Jesus.” This post, by Stephen Mattson, needs a good dose of Bonhoeffer’s famous observation that we must, must, must surrender our ideals of the church and learn to live with its brokenness [Read More…]

Religion in Economics Courses? (RJS)

Back in November I put up two posts on a book by Warren Nord, Does God Make a Difference? Taking Religion Seriously in Our Schools and Universities (you can find the earlier posts: The Scandal of Secular Indoctrination and Religion in Science Courses? if interested).  Nord’s hypothesis is that a liberal education – as in liberal [Read More…]

NT Wright and Justification as Re-Worked Election

The issue for NT Wright in his Paul and the Faithfulness of God is how Paul reworked and revised the Jewish doctrine of election, and to do so in a way that preserves God’s covenant with Israel and expands enough to include how Paul expands the people of God on the basis of faith in Christ. [Read More…]