The Kermit Zarley Lectures at North Park University, November 14 and 15, from 3:30-5:00pm, will feature Professor D.A. Hagner of Fuller Theological Seminary. Professor Hagner will lecture on Jesus, Paul, and Judaism. The public is invited. They are held in the Anderson Chapel at the campus of North Park University. We are also happy to announce that next year’s Zarley Lecturer will be Phyllis Tickle, former religion editor for Publisher’s Weekly, and the author of numerous books, including The Divine… Read more

I have been impressed of late with this thought: how people define the gospel is determined by where they start or, even more interesting, where they end up. Put slightly differently, what is the problem being resolved by the gospel? It is common to begin, rather abruptly, with the Fall and to see humans as sinners in need of forgiveness. I do not dispute either that we are sinners or that we all need forgiveness. Sometimes, so it seems to… Read more

Recently a fellow blogger put me on to the No Logo site, and it made my head spin with implications for understanding the gospel. Far too many of us advocate a gospel that favors our brand of the Church: Protestant, Emerging, Evangelical, Roman Catholic, Orthodox, Charismatic (the most misspelled word by bloggers), Anabaptist, non-denominational, and the like. Is there a way of finding something we can agree on? Is there such a thing as a “no logo” gospel? A gospel… Read more

Recently a fellow blogger put me on to the No Logo site, and it made my head spin with implications for understanding the gospel. Far too many of us advocate a gospel that favors our brand of the Church: Protestant, Emerging, Evangelical, Roman Catholic, Orthodox, Charismatic (the most misspelled word by bloggers), Anabaptist, non-denominational, and the like. Is there a way of finding something we can agree on? Is there such a thing as a “no logo” gospel? A gospel… Read more

Chapter 3 of James Houston’s The Mentored Life is opening up to me what this book is all about, and in this post Brad Bergfalk and I will interact with this chapter on Stoicism. The Mentored Life is about “world views” that shape who we are — at least that is how I’d describe the book at this point in my read of it. Summary The first study was about the Heroic Mentor (the myth of the Heroic as what… Read more

I will provide links here to reviews, whether good or bad, and direct discussions of Embracing Grace, and I will update this post. Review by Jamie Arpin-Ricci. Read more

It is no wonder the White Sox walked away with the American League Championship Series: they played, as the game is meant to be played, like a National League team. They moved runners over, they played for runs and not big numbers, they had good pitching, and they are from Chicago! Read more

It is no wonder the White Sox walked away with the American League Championship Series: they played, as the game is meant to be played, like a National League team. They moved runners over, they played for runs and not big numbers, they had good pitching, and they are from Chicago! Read more

In resuming our discussion of what the gospel is, I thought I’d record how my own mind has developed on the meaning of the gospel. First, my childhood gospel was a personal forgiveness for eternity gospel. I was taught by parents and pastors and Sunday School teachers that I was a sinner, that I would go to hell for my sins, but that if I accepted Jesus into my heart, I’d be forgiven and would not go to hell but… Read more

That football game between the Bears and the Minnesota Vikings, a true purple team… how do you describe what is going on with the Vikings, both on and off the field? (I’d rather they wear advertisements.) Like Saul, they began well, but (also like Saul) they fell apart. Read more

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