Paula White: Take Your Pick

Paula White on Donald Trump: “If he suddenly came out all religious, that would seem staged to me,” said White, who has known Trump for 14 years. “Donald has never been public about his faith, and when he has tried, it has been futile. It’s not his language, but that doesn’t mean it’s not his [Read More…]

End of Protestantism (a review of Peter Leithart)

THE END OF PROTESTANTISM By David George Moore. Dave blogs at and his videos can be seen at Jesus made it clear that unity among all Christians was His will. Many of us feel this is a nice sentiment, but not realistic to expect in our present world…at least not in the full [Read More…]

Weekly Meanderings 22 October 2016

Dear Whitey, we’re still playin’! My friend at Brentwood Baptist, Mike Glenn, proposes his theory about nones and dones: After a long discussion about the “Nones,” researchers have discovered another category of people leaving the church—the “Dones.” While the Nones are those who claim no religious faith at all, the Dones are those who still [Read More…]

Character Matters

Anthony Rizzo, Cubs first baseman, has character and this incident reveals the man for who he is. By Shannan Younger: Even if you aren’t a baseball fan, Chicago Cubs’ first baseman Anthony Rizzo’s apology to an umpire last night is worth paying attention to and sharing with your tweens and teens. The Cubs are battling the Los [Read More…]

Preaching from a Cold Heart

By John Frye When ministry becomes a job, the pastor/preacher skates on thin ice. Too many pastors lose their souls in the tedious, seemingly endless demands of their calling. Disillusionment is a dark set of lens that distorts life, filtering out all the color. I recall times when I longed for an eight to five [Read More…]

Not What You Think It Is

I have been a reader, appreciator and fan of Larry Hurtado for a long long time and one of my earliest books — A Light among the Gentiles — got published by Fortress because Larry spoke enough on my behalf to John Hollar. My favorite of his book is the mammoth Lord Jesus Christ but his newest [Read More…]

Apes on the Way Up? (RJS)

Neuroscience and psychology are fast developing fields with a proliferation of sub-disciplines and degrees offered. Our scientific understanding of what it means to be human is undergoing rapid evolution. In many respects this is the battle front in any active war between science and religion. Once upon a time the front involved the form of [Read More…]

Kingdom Here and Now

Increasingly theology is taking a narrative turn, a shift as perceptible as it is transformative, and its key notes are not abstracted ideas (God, man, Christ, sin, salvation, ecclesiology, eschatology) but the narrative itself. A number of scholars have pointed the way and carved some paths, including Craig Bartholomew, N.T. Wright and John Nugent. One of [Read More…]

Grudem Shifts Again: He Now Supports Trump

Here’s the point: Grudem ought just to say that (1) he is a Republican/conservative, therefore (2) cannot vote for Democrat Clinton, and thus (3) he votes for Trump. From Townhall: After I saw the shocking 2005 video with Trump talking about his sexual aggression against women, I wrote, “There is no morally good presidential candidate [Read More…]

(Im)migrating toward Love 1 (Taylor Hammett)

Taylor Hammett lives with his wife Tori and their 2 daughters in Atlanta, GA and is the Lead Minister at Corners Church.  Although an avid baseball fan he finds himself watching way more princess movies these days than baseball, but according to him that seems just about right!  You can find more of his writings [Read More…]