Finding Faith/Losing Faith 1

I let the cat out of the bag Saturday in the Weekly Meanderings and the nice conversation that followed from it. I linked to the story of the reporter named Lobdell who, after a conversion to the faith and after covering the religion scene for a good long while, has walked away from his Christian [Read More...]

Koreans in Afghanistan

Eugene Cho is keeping us up to date. Pray. [Read more...]

A Healthier Option?

Kris, my dear wife, is a hawk when it comes to healthier foods. We gave up on red meat aeons ago and we have salmon filets twice a week now and maybe every other week we eat tuna steaks — don’t overcook those things or you’ll be eating some primitive form of rubber. We have [Read More...]

Missional Jesus 27

Missional Jesus sympathized with the poor and the marginalized and the powerless. As his mother was a widow and suffered, so Jesus was sensitive to widows. Here’s a story that opens a window on missional Jesus: [Read more...]

Augustine on the Protestant Sex Ethic

Protestants today may be thoroughly surprised to learn that things weren’t always so permissive and open when it comes to sexuality — that is, between husbands and wives. Gilbert Meilaender, in The Way That Leads Home (chp. 4), puts Augustine to the test. Augustine influenced the Roman Catholic view of sexuality massively, and so it [Read More...]

10 Reasons to Attend an Emerging Event

I’ve been asked to host (emcee) an emerging event about what emerging Christians believe this October 19 and 20. Here’s a link to that event and then I have some nutty tongue-in-cheek humor for you about emerging events. Emerging Event in Austin Texas. And I do hope you come. [Read more...]

Missional Jesus 26

Matthew is not only one who passes on information about Jesus, but also one who shapes what he passes on. And in this text Matthew “interprets” Jesus in a way that clarifies who the missional Jesus was. For Matthew, Jesus is missional Jesus because his task is that of the servant of Israel’s. [Read more...]

Prayer for the Week

O God, the protector of all that trust in thee, without whom nothing is strong, nothing is holy: Increase and multiply upon us thy mercy; that, thou being our ruler and guide, we may so pass through things temporal, that we finally lose not the things eternal; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and [Read More...]

Weekly Meanderings

Chicago, it’s my kind of town! [Read more...]

Small Group and Church Attendance

Tom Grosh, an IVCF leader, is speaking at a workshop in Pittsburgh and is seeking some data. I am providing the basic information he is seeking and his e-mail, so if you are willing to send him some data he would appreciate it. [Read more...]