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 heart." Jesus:Are you still so dull?” Jesus asked them.  “Don’t you see that whatever enters the mouth goes into the stomach and then out of the body? But the things that come out of a person’s mouth c … [Read More...]

End of Protestantism (a review of Peter Leithart)

THE END OF PROTESTANTISMBy David George Moore. Dave blogs at and his videos can be seen at 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 sense Jesus spoke of. Striving for greater unity is a Christian duty to be sure, but it seems we must maintain proper expectations. Remember, we live in a terribly complex world w … [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 claim faith in Christ, but are no longer engaged in the life of local church. They’re DONE. The Dones tell researchers they’re just done with church. The … [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 t … [Read More...]

Preaching from a Cold Heart

By John FryeWhen 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 … [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 b … [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 … [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, … [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 i … [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 … [Read More...]

10 Reasons No One Would Vote for Jesus This Election

10 Reasons No One Would Vote for Jesus this Election by Leslie Leyland FieldsHow’s your social media life going? I’ve tried to contain the election anger and rancor on my own sites by being “politic,” but even as I write this word, I realize how much has changed in the last year. Including this v … [Read More...]

Reading Job as Literature (RJS)

I am preparing to lead a short Bible study on the book of Job using the recent book How to Read Job by John Walton and Tremper Longman III as a guide. The book of Job provides an excellent forum for discussing the nature of Scripture as the word of God, God as creator, and God's rule of creation. … [Read More...]

Jesus, the Evangelists, and Modern Evangelists’ Atonement Theories

Gulp. Early in NT Wright's chapter "The Story of the Rescue" (in The Day the Revolution Began) we get this imaginary conversation between the four evangelists and modern evangelists, the latter of whom operate with a very particular theory of the atonement called penal substitution (and, yes, that … [Read More...]

Hitting the Evangelical Wall

By Michelle Van Loon   http://www.MomentsAndDays.comThere are a lot of different camps clustered under this big tent known as Evangelical Christianity.The idea of Evangelicalism as a single tent is more a theoretical idea than a practical one, as I suspect there was never a pl … [Read More...]

Who Do You Think You Are?

This is about one of the most important books anyone who teaches or preaches the Bible should read.We Protestants teach everyone this: You must read the Bible for yourself. Of course, we don't want those "you"s to get too clever and start saying things that aren't there, but there is a lot in t … [Read More...]

Almighty and Everlasting God

Almighty and everlasting God,in Christ you have revealed your glory among the nations:Preserve the works of your mercy,that your Church throughout the world may perseverewith steadfast faith in the confession of your Name;through Jesus Christ our Lord,who lives and reigns … [Read More...]

Willow Creek Goes Jesus Creed!

Robert McCoppin:As an antidote to the nastiness of the presidential election, a prominent local church is trying to instill a bit of the sacred in a profane campaign.On Monday, some commuters in Chicago will be greeted on their way to work with the message, "Love Everyone, … [Read More...]