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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…]

Friday is for Friends: Jeremy Berg and Birth Control

This is a guest post from Jeremy Berg. You have heard the Christian slogan: “Christ is Lord of all or not at all.”  Right?  National Public Radio had a featured story tonight on the Quiverfull movement.  If you’re unfamiliar with this movement, Wikipedia defines Quiverfull as “a movement among conservative evangelical couples…Its viewpoint is to [Read More…]

Friday is for Friends: Michelle Van Loon

This entry in our Friday is (for and from) Friends is by Michelle Van Loon who blogs at The Parable Life. Michelle’s written two fine books on the parables, and I think you’ll find this post of hers is worth some serious conversation today. “These troubling economic times are an unprecedented opportunity for the Gospel.” [Read More…]

A Brother’s Wisdom 28

The Torah, properly understood, leads to a life of freedom. So James 1:25: But the man who looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues to do this, not forgetting what he has heard, but doing it-he will be blessed in what he does. And there is a promise here, and it [Read More…]

Pastor’s Bookshelf: Luke

We continue our series on serious commentaries on the New Testament. Today we look at the Gospel of Luke, but before I do that I must announce that volume two of Jimmy Dunn’s magisterial work on the beginnigs of Christianity is now available: Beginning from Jerusalem (Christianity in the Making, vol. 2). OK, now to [Read More…]

Youth Ministry and Transformative Environments: Chris Folmsbee

Once again, we welcome Chris Folmsbee to our blog to post about youth ministry (and transformative environments). I can’t help but chime in: this is one of the soundest education strategies I’ve seen. Creating opportunities to learn is at the heart of education. I spent this past weekend in San Antonio, TX with some new [Read More…]

Education, Discipleship, and the Future 3 (RJS)

One of the topics Scot has emphasized of late has been the future of our church and the importance of youth ministry – defined to cover anyone from 12 to 30 or so.  We have been discussing an aspect of this issue in the context of campus ministry.  Many students hit the University with a [Read More…]

Andrew Marin Responds

Andrew Marin is a friend; Andrew has spent the last decade in pastoral work among gays and lesbians. I asked Andrew how he’d respond to the letter I posted yesterday and here is his response. Allowing the student to rejoin the worship team, sexually celibate outside a civil union, is the right thing to do [Read More…]

The Cubs and Time

20 Things that have happened since the Cubs won the World Series (HT: JRB, JC) 1. Radio was invented; Cub fans got to hear their team lose.2. TV was invented; Cub fans got to see their team lose.3. Baseball added 14 teams; Cub fans got to see AND hear their team lose to more teams.4. [Read More…]

A Brother’s Wisdom 27

James has a goal in mind when he begins this section: he wants his readers to be those who listen and do. What he wants them to listen to is what he mentions next, and it is a source of controversy. Here are his words from James 1:25: But the man who looks intently into [Read More…]

A Letter

Here is a letter about a subject that we believe will become much more of an issue in evangelical churches in the next decade. I am soliciting your responses today (civility must obtain) and tomorrow I have a guest response from Andrew Marin, who has a book coming out very soon from IVP on homosexuality. [Read More…]

Our Collective Faith and Heresies 6

The next heresy in B. Quash and M. Ward, Heresies and How to Avoid Them: Why It Matters What Christians Believe  concerns adoptionism: the view that believes in a double sonship for Christ. The chp is by Rachel Muers, a Quaker professor at Exeter. First, he is Son of God by generation and nature; second, [Read More…]

Espresso Machine Help?

I have a Rancilio Silvia espresso machine. I had a wonderful cup of latte this morning but forgot to turn the machine off. (I did not leave the steaming wand on.) When I got home this evening, I thought I’d see if the machine was damaged. When I tried to pull a shot of espresso [Read More…]


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