Gandhi, the Church, and the Kingdom (by Jonathan Storment)

Last month, I wrote a few posts discussing Scot’s latest (and great book) A Fellowship of Differents.  Today I would like to finish that review, but to come at it from a different angle, actually I’d like to start with a different book. I grew up in Churches of Christ, a non-denominational, denomination (in the [Read More...]

Micro vs. Macro Ethics and Church Refugees

When I was in college I heard John Stott speak at Calvin Theological Seminary. During his talk he spoke about the distinction between some Christians fussing about “micro” ethics while ignoring “macro” ethics, and he talked about movie going and drinking a beer vs. justice and poverty and economic exploitation. Jesus, as you know, talked [Read More...]

Mortification of Spin and Piper

Complementarianism has walked itself into a corner and is spinning in circles. Yes, to be sure, there are complementarians and there are complementarians. But the game is played when Piper blows his whistle and his Council for Biblical Manhood and Womanhood is shaping the conversation at the very core. If more complementarians would stand up [Read More...]

The Grace of Moses (Phillip Camp)

Phillip Camp is an Associate Professor of Bible in Lipscomb University’s Hazelip School of Theology and in the College of Bible of Ministry. His latest book is Living as the Community of God: Moses Speaks to the Church in Deuteronomy (CrossLink, 2014). Moses Speaks to the Church in Deuteronomy: A Book of Grace Deuteronomy is [Read More...]

Anglican Ordinations

From Greg Goebel, at Christ Church Plano TX: The vast majority of Christians are called to ministry as laity, and a few are called to ordained ministry. Anglicans retain the ancient three-fold pattern of ordained ministry, the orders of bishop, priest, and deacon. From among the laity, some are called to the order of deacons [Read More...]

CCCU and Dissenters

Evidently, the decision by Eastern Mennonite and Goshen — two (progressive, if I may) Mennonite faith-based colleges/universities — have opened the door to same-sex marriages and this has led to some schools bolting from the CCCU: (Update) July 14: More member schools of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) may bolt if the [Read More...]

That Complementarian Non-Negotiable

Recently John Piper was asked this question, which provoked a summary of his view of complementarian relationships in the home: Beth writes in, “Hi Pastor John! I’m a woman who enjoys being a woman. I have no desire to be a man, or to compete to be better than men at being masculine. For a [Read More...]

A Celtic Prayer

From the Celtic Book of Prayer, for Morning Prayer: CanticleChrist, as a lightillumine and guide me.Christ, as a shieldovershadow me.Christ under me;Christ over me;Christ beside meon my left and my right.This day be within and without me,lowly and meek, yet all-powerful.Be in the heart of each to whom I speak;in the mouth of each who [Read More...]

Boredom and a Whole Lot More… by R.J. Snell

BOREDOM AND A WHOLE LOT MORE… R.J. Snell is Professor of Philosophy at Eastern University.  He is also Executive Director of the Agora Institute for Civic Virtue and the Common Good. The following interview is based on Snell’s latest book, Acedia and its Discontents: Metaphysical Boredom and the Empire of Desire. The following interview was [Read More...]

Weekly Meanderings, 15 August 2015

Coffee and the, well, colon: For some people, coffee brings on more than just a caffeine buzz. The latest video from the American Chemical Society’s Reactions series tackles its effects on our insides with science. So, yeah. About 30 percent of humans feel the need to defecate after drinking their morning joe. If you’re one of that [Read More...]