Tim Keller under the Eye

Recently Tim Keller was interviewed by Nicholas Kristof about Christian orthodoxy and Christmas. The oh-so-vigilant-and-sensitive crowd immediately set off a chorus of “yougottabekiddin’me” posts and ballyhoo articles, some of which came from the chorus of the Right and others from the Left. There was some crowdpounding and some lining up of “Who is on the [Read More…]

Back to “Populism” with Howard Snyder

HT: JS Howard Snyder has an independent mind and is not afraid to stand atop a political soapbox and shout out to the crowds to give him an ear. So here he is: Words like populist and elites are media shorthand that obscure rather than clarify. Each generation produces a fresh crop of such misleading [Read More…]

Designing Women’s Ministry

By Michelle Van Loon at www.MomentsAndDays.org and www.MichelleVanLoon.com The new women’s ministry director invited all adult women to a brainstorming meeting. “We want to help you become the women God is calling you to be,” she explained as she passed out sheets of paper with each phrase of Proverbs 31:10-31 on a separate line. She read the passage, [Read More…]

Women and People of Color in Academia

From Arise By Emily Louise Zimbrick-Rogers The recent election has prompted significant reflection for many evangelicals, including notable contributions from Christianity Today managing editor Katelyn Beaty[1], Fuller president Mark Labberton and Fuller president emeritus Richard Mouw[2], and Northeastern assistant professor of New Testament Esau McCaulley[3], who writes about being black, evangelical, and an Anglican priest. [Read More…]

New Year’s Day Holy Name Prayer

Eternal Father, you gave to your incarnate Son the holy name of Jesus to be the sign of our salvation: Plant in every heart, we pray, the love of him who is the Savior of the world, our Lord Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, in glory [Read More…]

Matthew 2: How Old was Jesus? (John Frye)

Matthew 2: How Old was Jesus? I was asked this question by one of my daughters this year about Christmas events, “Was Jesus visited by the Magi at his birth or at a later time?” Despite all the Christmas cards showing shepherds, sheep and cows, Mary, Joseph and infant Jesus in a manger, and three [Read More…]

Jesus Creed Books of the Year 2016

Jesus Creed Book of the Year Jon M. Levenson, The Love of God: Divine Gift, Human Gratitude, and Mutual Faithfulness in Judaism (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2016). I have not yet blogged about this brilliant Jewish scholar’s book but I read it recently and it zoomed to the top of the list for this year’s [Read More…]

Top Ten Posts of the Year on Jesus Creed

Very interesting to look back over the blog this year to see which posts had the most page views, some of which, I’m glad to say, take on some controversial topic and generate discussion, debate, and conversation, which is the drive of this blog. 1. The New Stealth Translation 2. What Wayne Grudem Should Have [Read More…]

Is there a Future for Evangelicalism?

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God’s Kingdom and Social Justice: Witness to the Powers

One of the themes in John Nugent’s excellent book The Endangered Gospel is that the church is not called to make the world the better place but to be the better place now. Does such a view promote quietism, passivism (socially) and does it mean social justice doesn’t matter? Good question. The answer is No, unequivocally. I [Read More…]