Archives for Mar 7, 2017 @ 11:12

Russell Moore and Southern Baptist Convention Discontent

This proves too many in the SBC are too aligned with President Trump and the Republicans. Russell Moore is hardly a firebrand for progressive stances. The man is at best a moderate and far more conservative than anything else. Dwight McKissic: The Prestonwood Baptist Church of Plano, TX, (a Dallas suburb) led by Dr. Jack [Read More…]

What is Concordism in Bible-Science Discussion?

From the forthcoming Dictionary of Christianity and Science, edited by Paul Copan, Tremper Longman III, Christopher L. Reese, and Michael G. Strauss. CONCORDISM. Concordism refers to the position that the teaching of the Bible on the natural world, properly interpreted, will agree with the teaching of science (when it properly understands the data), and may in [Read More…]

What’s in a Name? (RJS)

There are many important themes running through the Gospel of Matthew. One of the most significant highlighted by Richard Hays in Reading Backwards: Figural Christology and the Fourfold Gospel Witness and the larger book Echoes of Scripture in the Gospels is the “inclusio” (a literary device which consists of creating a frame by placing similar [Read More…]

Touch Not the Lord’s Anointed (Michelle Van Loon)

Touch Not God’s Anointed? By Michelle Van Loon Those who’ve attended a spiritually-abusive church have more than likely heard some version of a warning drawn from the pages of Scripture about not challenging a leader’s authority: “Touch not God’s anointed.” There are a couple of big problems with this kind of talk. First, [Read More…]