ML King, Jr., In Jail, His Letter

Martin Luther King. Jr. Letter From Birmingham Jail April 16, 1963 MY DEAR FELLOW CLERGYMEN: While confined here in the Birmingham city jail, I came across your recent statement calling my present activities “unwise and untimely.” Seldom do I pause to answer criticism of my work and ideas. If I sought to answer all the [Read More…]

Weekly Meanderings, 14 January 2017

I was wondering the other day if we ought not to think of election results the way we think of seasonal changes. Up here in Chicago we get Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall. For some we are in Winter this presidential election while for others we are in Spring or Summer. Just a thought. Thinking [Read More…]

Good Words from Phillip Yancey

Philip Yancey: Some historians trace evangelicals’ involvement in politics back to Koop and his mentor Francis Schaeffer, who together toured the nation urging evangelicals to become active in abortion and end-of-life issues.  I once asked Schaeffer which of his dozens of books gave him most satisfaction.  He thought for a moment, no doubt mentally scanning [Read More…]

The Gospel in 3D (John Frye)

I imagine most Jesus Creed readers have attended a major motion picture filmed in 3D. With those amazing 3D glasses you sense that you are not merely seeing a film, you are living in it. I remember my first 3D film when I was eight years old (1955). With technology nowhere near as sophisticated as [Read More…]

Fitch Reviews JKA Smith: Examining Smith’s Ecclesiology

JAK Smith’s ‘You are What You Love’ (Part 3): A Closer Look At The Ecclesiology Behind ‘You Are What You Love’ In You Are What You Love, James K. A. Smith deconstructs the realities of the way humans are formed, the nature of love and desire and the ruins of the individualism, consumerism and self-expressivism [Read More…]

Podcast: Pastor Paul

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Adam, Evolution, and the Imago Dei (RJS)

Scot has a new book coming out at the end of this month, Adam and the Genome, co-authored written with Dennis Venema. Dennis is a biologist – and he handles the genome in this book. Scot looks at what this means, or could mean, as we read Scripture. I’ve read or heard parts of these [Read More…]

Resentment in a Body

D. G. (Darryl G.) Hart, in spite of donning a bow tie, is an exceptional scholar, thinker, and writer. His latest is about one of my favorite writers and appears in the most unlikely of locations: in the Library of Religious Biography. It is unlikely because this series concerns major religious persons while this book [Read More…]

There is a Promised Land (Jonathan Storment)

 “Before I was a civil rights leader, I was a preacher of the Gospel. This was my first calling and it still remains my greatest commitment.” —Martin Luther King Jr. On the Thursday morning that Dr. King was assassinated he also was attacked by one of his own friends….with a pillow. On the day of his death, Martin [Read More…]

Fitch Reviews JKA Smith: Worship Shapes Us

By David Fitch JAK Smith’s ‘You are What You Love’ (Part 2): How Worship Shapes You to Love and Live Differently In the previous post, I described Jamie Smith’s sketch of the human self as a homo liturgicus in his book You Are What You Love. Human beings are persons shaped to love by habits. [Read More…]