Archives for Aug 8, 2014 @ 14:38

Lord, Bring Justice

Source: “Christianity in Mosul is dead, and a Christian holocaust is in our midst,” said Mark Arabo, a Californian businessman and Chaldean-American leader. In an interview with CNN’s Jonathan Mann, he called what’s happening in Iraq a “Christian genocide” and said “children are being beheaded, mothers are being raped and killed, and fathers are being [Read More…]

A Blue Parakeet in High Heels

By Leslie Keeney: The other benefit of wearing heels is less easily described, but more powerful—something akin to both courage and confidence, but not quite either. Something that comes from deciding not to pretend I’m not female when walking through the predominantly male world of evangelical academics. Anyone old enough to have been sentient in the [Read More…]

The Bible’s Most Difficult Text to Preach?

I, SMcK, vote for the Lord’s Prayer — it is so familiar, so dear, and so often said that it is impossible to bring fresh light. Here is a post by John Frye: Scot McKnight notes that the Lord’s Prayer (Matthew 6:7-15) is an intrusion into the almost “obsessive organization” of Matthew 6:1-18. Even more, [Read More…]

Rowan Williams on the Christian Life

Here’s a question at the front of any genuine understanding of the Christian life, but I suspect some will ask how an answer to this question can help us understand the Christian life. The question? This: What does (your) baptism mean for your life? One of the ironies of church life is that those who [Read More…]