A Prayer for Your Week

Grant us, Lord, not to be anxious about earthly things, but to love things heavenly; and even now, while we are placed among things that are passing away, to hold fast to those that shall endure; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever [Read More...]

Weekly Meanderings, 19 September 2015

It’s been a good week here in our village and this next week our school year at Northern gets underway officially — faculty retreat and then classes begin! I’m looking forward to meeting our new students (so many good and gifted students at Northern) and to teaching a course on Jesus and another on Paul. [Read More...]

Imagining an Event with Jesus (by John Frye)

I don’t know what to think. My name is Samuel and I am a scribe. Fortunate to be born into a family of scribes, I learned the art of writing. Our family goes back to the time of King Solomon who expanded the scribal schools. Because I copy the holy writings so often, I know [Read More...]

Building Blocks of a Christian Worldview

One of the least known and most insightful theologians and Christian leaders I have met is Brian Harris, at Vose Theological Seminary in Perth, Western Australia. He’s not only a delightful person and Christian, not only a President of a seminary, but he established a flourishing church that encompasses far more than the typical come-to-our-church [Read More...]

Sleeping in Separate Bedrooms? The Anglican Compromise?

Stephen Castle: The creation of a lighter and looser relationship among the churches might be enough to allow Canterbury to maintain relations with the Episcopal Church and, say, provinces in African countries, which have encouraged their governments to criminalize homosexuality. The archbishop’s statement stressed that he was not in a position to dictate policy. “We have no [Read More...]

Some Questions about Heaven

Heaven, what used to be the primary motivator for many to become a Christian or be faithful of a Christian, has fallen on hard times. I discuss each of these questions (below) in my new book, The Heaven Promise. I wonder what you think about heaven? But I’m not asking about just your theory. Instead, I want [Read More...]

Tim Keller’s Genius (by Jonathan Storment)

Last week I started a series about Tim Keller’s new book Preaching, and today I would like to talk about what I considered the best part of not just his book, but of Keller’s actual ministry.  Tim Keller’s genius is that he takes the context he lives in seriously.  He has preached in Manhattan for [Read More...]

At the Center of Christian Worship?

We learn from early Christian worship, not simply because some want to “get back” or “retrieve” the origins but because the earliest churches put into play what was inevitable to put into play. They had to practices certain things because those where the practices that expressed their faith. One could say those practices were their faith. [Read More...]

Talk to the Children

Cory Turner: As a surgeon, Suskind performed cochlear implants at the University of Chicago. The implant is a remarkable marriage of medicine and technology that can help even profoundly deaf children hear. But Suskind noticed that her young patients went on to develop language skills at wildly different rates. Some reached or surpassed grade-level. Some [Read More...]

Top Ten Questions about Heaven

What are the most important questions about heaven you have faced? Here are the top ten questions about heaven that I discuss in my new book, The Heaven Promise. Ten Questions about Heaven 1              What about Near Death Experiences? 2              What about Rewards in Heaven? 3              Who Will Be in Heaven? 4              Is God Fair? 5              [Read More...]