Archives for March 2014

University of Georgia Rules on “Passion Marks” for Mens BB team

Some of this is good and some of this is, well, odd and … probably needed: Work of awesome student journalism at the University of Maryland asked athletic departments around the country for their policies on how student-athletes can use social media. It’s really riveting stuff, and factors into the Northwestern football players’ union case about how athletes [Read More…]

Paul and the End of Fun?

There are not a few proposals of what the apostle Paul was all about. From Augustine to Luther and Calvin Paul became increasingly a systematic theologian and it is not unfair to this tradition to say Paul was a soteriologian. That is, Paul was a fundamentally a theologian of (personal) salvation. So everything about Paul [Read More…]

Fourth Sunday in Lent

Gracious Father, whose blessed Son Jesus Christ came down from heaven to be the true bread which gives life to the world: Evermore give us this bread, that he may live in us, and we in him; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. [Read more…]

Weekly Meanderings 29 March 2014

Marvelous story about Andreian Payne and Lacey Holsworth, marvelous: Adreian Payne and 8-year old Lacey Holsworth met each other two years ago in a hospital where she was being treated for Neuroblastoma, a rare form of nerve Cancer. The cliche of a star athlete visiting sick kids ended as soon as they met, and now Payne [Read More…]

Young Restless and No Longer Reformed (2) (John Frye)

Young, Restless, and no longer Reformed Part 2 We are reviewing Austin Fischer’s Young, Restless, and no longer Reformed: Black Holes, Love, and a Journey In and Out of Calvinism. I agree with Fischer’s take on the biblical and pastoral weaknesses of Calvinism. I want to focus on four of his many excellent and provocative [Read More…]

Pizza and Hidden MSG

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A Gracious Response (RJS)

Last week Ken Ham found reason to highlight the BioLogos grant program Evolution & Christian Faith. Needless to say he wasn’t exactly supportive of the effort: BioLogos Funds Projects to Undermine the Authority of the Word.  I didn’t see the original post (Answers in Genesis (AiG) isn’t on my routine reading list), but the response from [Read More…]

The Letter from Rich Stearns, announcing reversal

Dear Friends, Today, the World Vision U.S. board publicly reversed its recent decision to change our employment conduct policy. The board acknowledged they made a mistake and chose to revert to our longstanding conduct policy requiring sexual abstinence for all single employees and faithfulness within the Biblical covenant of marriage between a man and a [Read More…]

World Vision Reverses Decision

According to Jamie Dean at World Magazine: Less than two days after international poverty ministry World Vision announced it would allow its American branch to hire employees in same-sex marriages, the Christian group is reportedly set to reverse its decision. Board member Stephen Hayner, president of Columbia Theological Seminary, replied to an email inquiry from WORLD [Read More…]

NCAA Sports Alert

From Chicago Tribune: Northwestern University football players are employees of the school and are therefore entitled to a union election. Peter Sung Ohr, the regional director of the National Labor Relations Board, is expected to rule on Wednesday, sources told the Tribune. Ohr’s decision is expected to be appealed to the NLRB in Washington. Labor [Read More…]