About Scot McKnight

Scot McKnight is a recognized authority on the New Testament, early Christianity, and the historical Jesus. McKnight, author of more than fifty books, is the Professor of New Testament at Northern Seminary in Lombard, IL.

Lord of all power and might…

Lord of all power and might, the author and giver of all good things: Graft in our hearts the love of your Name; increase in us true religion; nourish us with all goodness; and bring forth in us the fruit of good works; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and [Read More...]

Weekly Meanderings, 29 August 2015

When and when not to use your cell phone, a Pew Study. If etiquette’s a majority consensus on acceptable behavior, and this is what the majority thinks and does, then the rules on using your phone in public have permanently changed (…for better or worse). What’s more, they’re likely to continue changing in the future: [Read More...]

With Jesus, Where the Wild Things Are

By John Frye Wilderness time is a phrase to describe the practice of getting away from the daily routines and recurring relationships in order to connect with God. The concept of wilderness plays a vital role in the Christian formation of a life. Wilderness is life at its basic level with no amenities that comfort, [Read More...]

We Haven’t Heard from Chesterton For Too Long

By Allan Bevere Jesus Is Not a Poster Boy for Your Progressive or Conservative Cause– G.K. Chesterton’s “Mere Christianity” C.S. Lewis was thrust into fame with his work that led to the publication of his book, Mere Christianity. Indeed, when many Christians hear the words “mere Christianity,” Lewis is the first person who comes to mind. [Read More...]

Theology of a Prophet

The Old Testament prophet stood above the crowd, faced the crowd and turned his or her eye of insight and revelation on the people and its leaders. How did their theology work? What were the major themes? Aaron Chambers, in Interpreting the Prophets, sketches two major themes of the prophet: 1. Sinai and the establishment of [Read More...]

Brother Roy and Nietzsche (Jonathan Storment)

This past July, while I was on my study break and away from the church I serve, one of my favorite people in church passed away.  His name is Roy Willis, and I would love to introduce you to him. Brother Roy used to get up around 6:30 on Sunday mornings to walk to church. [Read More...]

The Rise of Women

From Carolyn Custis James, Malestrom, something to be read slowly and treasured: Blame [the rise of women into leadership, the breaking of the patriarchal boundaries] on feminism, contraception, affirmative action, access to higher education, postmodernism, economic changes, exploding technology, the Internet, or global warming, but make no mistake about it—the world has changed. Even in cultures where [Read More...]

How ’bout them Cubs!

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Teacher Burnout: Why?

Angie Miller, through Valerie Strauss, at WaPo: It is August, the Sunday of summer, and teachers everywhere are battling their back-to-school demons, trying to balance precious time with their families while also reflecting on how to improve their practices and preparing for (more) rolled-out districtwide initiatives. I don’t know a teacher right now who isn’t [Read More...]

Re-Engaging the De-Churched: Four Strategies

In their book Church Refugees, Josh Packard and Ashleigh Hope sketch four reasons why some active Christians become the Dones: They wanted community.. .and got judgment. They wanted to affect the life of the church.. .and got bureaucracy. They wanted conversation.. .and got doctrine. They wanted meaningful engagement with the world… and got moral prescription. Their [Read More...]