Archives for Apr 25, 2014 @ 10:26

Coaches and the Politics of our Day

USA Today: A game that is often played against Christianity but rarely recognizes that anti-faith is a kind of faith too. Clemson head football coach Dabo Swinney has responded to the letter of complaint the Freedom From Religion Foundation sent to the university on April 10 citing “constitutional concerns about how the public university’s football [Read More…]

Jesus in the Politics of His Day (by John Frye)

“The gospel tradition is full of conflict.  Often the conflict is violent.  All three synoptic Gospels begin and end with conflict, the most prominent being the crucifixion of Jesus by the Romans, followed by his vindication in the resurrection.  … Far from avoiding or transcending such conflicts, however, Jesus himself enters into them and even [Read More…]

The Gospel and the Nones

Here is a fact: the median church size in America is now at 108 (down from 140). Churches are shrinking, the Nones are rising. So, James Emery White asks in his book The Rise of the Nones: Understanding and Reaching the Religiously Unaffiliated, how do we close the gap between churches shrinking and the Nones rising? [Read More…]