Women and the “Silence” of Listening

From CBE’s Arise newsletter, by Aida Besancon Spencer: This is an excerpt from Aída Besançon Spencer’s talk on “El Silencio, las Mujeres y la Iglesia” (“Silence, Women and the Church”) given at the CBE meeting in Colombia. Some basic aspects of Bible interpretation are: 1. Look at its literary context: the written context of the [Read More...]

Pulpit Integrity

Sarah Pulliam Bailey, with Greg Horton: (RNS) Thou shalt not steal another pastor’s sermon? Recent cases of high-profile pastors who have been accused of lifting others’ material are raising questions about whether pulpit plagiarism is on the rise — and whether it has become a more forgivable sin…. Sermons can be ephemeral things, in one [Read More...]

Let Creation Rejoice (RJS)

A couple of months ago I received a copy of the new book Let Creation Rejoice: Biblical Hope and Ecological Crisis by Jonathan Moo and Robert White courtesy of the publisher, IVP Academic.  With other books in progress, this is the first chance I’ve had to dig into it.  I’ve been looking for a book [Read More...]

Theologians and their Moral Life (by Roger Olson)

What impact does a theologian’s moral life have on whether you read or are influenced by him or her?  Roger Olson’s proposal is about to the degree it influences his or her theology. The sad fact is that many, many great heroes of Christian history and theology had sides to their personal lives that we [Read More...]


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