The Nashville Statement: A Failure to Love (John Frye)

By John Frye I previously wrote (here) about the Nashville Statement’s glaring failure as practical theology. Others have pointed out the irrelevance of the NS, not because it does not affirm the historically received biblical view of marriage vis-a-vis the LGBTQ population and same-sex unions, but because the framers of the NS think it will accomplish something beneficial within the church at large. I, for one, do not think it will accomplish anything redemptive, but more likely will provoke two… Read more

Writing, Part Two: Podcast

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Thinking of Lent? Think Jesus Creed

In the last few years a number of churches, from a variety of denominations, have used our 40 Days Living the Jesus Creed for Lent. (My publisher (Paraclete) has been in contact with a few churches already inquiring about Lenten materials, so that is why we are approaching Lent so soon.) Others are using The Jesus Creed itself, which is longer. We have three accompanying books as well! A Companion Guide to The Jesus Creed The Jesus Creed for Students Sharing… Read more

Wisdom of This World (RJS)

Oftentimes when discussing issues of science and faith, or other issues that challenge the conventional thinking of the Christian faith, someone will up and quote or paraphrase Paul from his letters to the Corinthians. For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. For it is written: “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise; the intelligence of the intelligent I will frustrate.”… Read more

Unarmed Empire (Jonathan Storment)

A few weeks ago, I listened to an episode of This American Life Podcast where a small town in Alaska has been at each other’s throats for the past few months over illegal immigration. In the past year they’ve had acrimonious town hall meetings, threats of fights, name calling, and ultimately they are now a town torn in two. The interesting thing is about this particular town in Alaska…there are no undocumented immigrants living there. Everyone admits that. It’s not… Read more

Connecting Jesus, Beginnings, and Science (RJS)

How can we start productive conversations on science and Christian faith? Are there any good study guides for small groups or college fellowships? Can we open the conversation without advocating for a particular approach? I recently received a copy of a new resource written by David and Kate Vosburg: Jesus, Beginnings, and Science. David is a chemist, a Professor of Chemistry at Harvey Mudd College in Claremont CA. His background and ongoing research is in the area of organic synthesis,… Read more

Throckmorton, Lambert, Johnson, Mohler, Southern Seminary

From Warren Throckmorton: UPDATE: Heath Lambert issued a statement in response to the controversy over Eric Johnson, SBTS, and the conflict between biblical counseling and Christian psychology. In sum, Lambert denies any pressure on SBTS to get Johnson fired. He does acknowledge that he spoke unkindly about Johnson in the video which is embedded in the original post below. Finally, Lambert continues to believe his view of Christian counseling is superior to Dr. Johnson’s. The petition remains unchanged. Lambert contradicts the petition… Read more

Creeds: An Imperative

Some pastors, preachers, professors, and parishioners will announce they have “no creed but the Bible.” Last year’s very substantive discussion/debate about the sub-orthodoxy of eternal subordinationists, like Wayne Grudem, Bruce Ware, Owen Strachan and others, occurred only because those scholars did not have sufficient respect for and knowledge of the Niceno-Constantinopolitan Creed. When confronted by knowledgeable and in many ways like-minded theologians, mostly centered at Westminster Theological Seminary, those theologians balked and fought back and then in some ways shifted their… Read more

Social Media Tips by Thomas Oord

22 Tips for Using Social Media from Theologians, Philosophers, Bible Scholars, and other Scholars of Religion Social media is changing contemporary culture. And its changing scholarship in religion and philosophy. I recently asked more than 90 theologians, philosophers, biblical scholars, and religion scholars others to write essays on social media. The result is a 460-page book called Theologians and Philosophers Using Social Media: Advice, Tips, and Testimonials (SacraSage). The book is currently ranked # 1 on Amazon as the best-selling book in… Read more

Grant Us, O Lord

Grant us, O Lord, to trust in you with all our hearts; for, as you always resist the proud who confide in their own strength, so you never forsake those who make their boast of your mercy; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. BCP Read more

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