A Brother’s Wisdom 30

Some people think they are especially religious but don’t control their tongue. Here’s how James puts it in James 1:26: If anyone considers himself religious and yet does not keep a tight rein on his tongue, he deceives himself and his religion is worthless. What does James mean by controlling the tongue? Does it mean [Read More…]

Back to Darwin? (RJS)

Several years ago  John B. Cobb Jr. Professor Emeritus of the Claremont School of Theology organized a conference on evolution and religion. This conference eventually gave rise to a book of essays exploring various scientific and philosophical questions: Back to Darwin: A Richer Account of Evolution. The book contains contributions from a rather impressive group, [Read More…]

Our Collective Faith 7

The next heresy in B. Quash and M. Ward, Heresies and How to Avoid Them: Why It Matters What Christians Believe  concerns “theopaschitism.” The chp is by Michael Ward, an Anglican priest and an expert on C.S. Lewis. What is this heresy? Some believed that, due to the union of the natures in Christ, God [Read More…]

Canada’s Finest Coffee?

Nope, forget Tim Horton’s. The finest Canadian coffee I’ve had is Second Cup. We first tasted this coffee in Edmonton, we’ve got a bag or two of the beans, and I have to say that this stuff rivals some of the better coffees I’ve had. Ours is the Ethiopian Limu — smooth, creamy, and a [Read More…]

A Brother’s Wisdom 29

I wonder how many Christians, especially since the Reformation, genuinely believe what James — in powerful adaptation of his brother — says in James 1:26-27. If anyone considers himself religious and yet does not keep a tight rein on his tongue, he deceives himself and his religion is worthless. 27 Religion that God our Father accepts [Read More…]

A Letter: A Third Way Response

Every discussion about homosexuality is fraught with a singular challenge. It is the challenge of civility. I believe civility is the Third Way in this moral debate. On this blog last week we published “A Letter” and then Andrew Marin, a Christian friend and advocate for Christian civility, posted a response (we will be posting [Read More…]

To whom can they go? (by PW)

This is a series by a pastor’s wife (spouse) who cares deeply about the particular struggle that many pastor’s spouses feel and experience. His her reflection from a recent pastor’s wives retreat. I was with a number of pastors wives on a retreat recently. I realized there are some serious issues PWs can’t discuss (sorry [Read More…]

The First-ever “Big Lips” Kiss Award

Goes to the British Royalty decorum management group that decides, somehow, that America’s First Lady, Michelle Obama, acted outside the boundaries in warmly touching the Queen. For this, we give the first-ever “Big Lips” kiss award. The “Big Lips” kiss award will be given when we find someone who does something that deserves an award [Read More…]

Culture vs. Principles

A critical statement made by our President, Barack Obama, is worth conversation today. Afghanistan under Karzai has recently made shifts toward more sharia law, and the implications for women are nothing short of enormous. I’m glad Obama speaks out here but this conflict of local culture (Islam, Afghanistan) and the gravity of human rights (freedom) [Read More…]

Palm Sunday Reading

When they were approaching Jerusalem, at Bethphage and Bethany, near the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two of his disciples and said to them, “Go into the village ahead of you, and immediately as you enter it, you will find tied there a colt that has never been ridden; untie it and bring it. If [Read More…]

Prayer for the Week: Palm Sunday

Almighty and everliving God, in your tender love for the human race you sent your Son our Savior Jesus Christ to take upon him our nature, and to suffer death upon the cross, giving us the example of his great humility: Mercifully grant that we may walk in the way of his suffering, and also [Read More…]

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Weekly Meanderings

Saskatchewan is the home of the (big) living sky, and I saw it. Here’s a picture of Briercrest where I gave lectures last weekend. Briercrest is a wonderful exhibition of generous evangelicalism with wonderful students and professors (and the big blue sky), and it was great to see Wes Olmstead and his family again. Proud [Read More…]

Weekly Meanderings

Saskatchewan is the home of the (big) living sky, and I saw it. Here’s a picture of Briercrest where I gave lectures last weekend. Briercrest is a wonderful exhibition of generous evangelicalism with wonderful students and professors (and the big blue sky), and it was great to see Wes Olmstead and his family again. Proud [Read More…]

Your Favorite Ad on this Site?

Here’s one’s that definitely a possiblility! (Gross.)What’s your favorite? [Read more…]

Her.meneutics: Check out this new blog

Christianity Today has a new women’s blog: Her.meneutics. Check it out. A good list of potential authors. [Read more…]


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