Congratulations! (Congratulations Canada!)

Katie Rose Quandt: On Wednesday, Maryam Mirzakhani became the first woman in 78 years to be awarded the prestigious Fields Medal, considered the highest honor in mathematics. She was selected for “stunning advances in the theory of Riemann surfaces and their moduli spaces.” The Fields Medal is awarded every four years by the International Mathematical [Read More…]

A Model for the Church, Yes

Julia Zauzmer: [HT: LNMM]  Who has some stories to tell us? — and please speak up. What are you seeing in your community when it comes to intentional racial reconciliation? JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The topic of the public lecture at the seminary was “The Bible and Race,” and the discussion had turned to “racial reconciliation,” buzzwords [Read More…]

Olympic Backlash for Gabby Douglas — Sad to Hear

Emma Gray: Over the summer, the gold medal-winning Olympic gymnast faced vicious online attacks about her hair, her facial expressions and the fact that she did not place her hand on her heart during one medal ceremony. She spoke candidly on Tuesday afternoon during a conversation with fellow Olympian Ibtihaj Muhammad and author Luvvie Ajayi at the [Read More…]

Baptist and Pacifist

Chris Gehrz has an exceptional post on Swedist Baptists and pacifism, and there is much more at the blog link [HT: JS] During World War II, nearly 12,000 Americans registered as conscientious objectors and joined the Civilian Public Service (CPS). Unwilling to take human life, they instead served their country by doing everything from fighting forest fires [Read More…]

Salvation the Wesleyan Way

By John Frye: Tom Wright, in his popular book Simply Good News: Why the Gospel is News and What Makes it Good, writes, “…[T]he God who masterminds both creation and covenant is a God of love—utter, self-giving, merciful, reconciling, healing, restorative love” (69). In our many discussions about the gospel, robust and reduced, we must [Read More…]

Living the Jesus Creed this February

By Michelle Van Loon www.MomentsAndDays.org and www.MichelleVanLoon.com Hear O Israel, the Lord our God. The Lord is One. Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind and with all your strength. The second is this: Love your neighbor as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these. Readers familiar [Read More…]

Great, Great Idea

kgalgano Everyone loves tiny houses these days, and everyone hates that there are so many homeless people in our country who have served to defend it in the military. Now, a group in Missouri is taking this love/hate dynamic and putting together an incredible idea. An organization called Veterans Community project has built an entire [Read More…]

When the Secular is the Sacred

In Kenneth Woodward’s fantastic new book, Getting Religion: Faith, Culture, and Politics from the Age of Eisenhower to the Era of Obama, we are treated to an accessible, insightful, and critical examination of Christianity in the 1960s, which Woodward knows can be extended five years either way, in which his thesis is ever-so-telling and right: the [Read More…]

I Have a Bean! Watch This, Please

This is my coffee roaster. I was first given some of the coffee by Gene Green at Wheaton and then I began to buy it monthly. Thank you Leonard. I Have a Bean [Read more…]

Should You Take Communion This Week?

By Sean Palmer Sean Palmer is the lead Pastor at the Vine Church in Temple Texas. You can follow him @SeanPalmer I wonder how many of us shouldn’t take communion this Sunday?  At my church, just like many others, to share communion is also to share in making the public confession that “Jesus is Lord.” [Read More…]