Should Politicians Really be Telling Theologians What to Think?

Here are a couple more interesting articles on Rep. Paul Ryan. We had a discussion about this last week that you can read about here. The first article is from the Washington Post: Faith based lesson for Paul Ryan Paul Ryan is very vocal about his Catholic faith and the role it plays in his politics. Dana [Read More…]

Why Christians Do Not Know How to Speak About Politics

This is a photo of the truck I had to follow all the way down College Ave. today in traffic. If annoying people by displaying these little gems was the desired effect, then it was a highly successful endeavor. But something tells me that one does not put “Buck Ofama” or “Spay & Neuter Liberals” [Read More…]

Scot McKnight Leaving North Park – headed for Northern Seminary

Scot McKnight announced on his blog today that he is leaving North Park University to teach at Northern Seminary. McKnight wrote: For at least five years I have had an inner yearning to teach in a seminary, to concentrate on leaders, pastors and preparing folks to work in churches and in God’s mission in this [Read More…]

Scot McKnight Leaving North Park

Scot McKnight announced on his blog today that he is leaving North Park University. He promises to make an announcement tomorrow regarding his plans… I’m guessing Duke, since they collect brilliant scholars like baseball cards… What’s your guess? McKnight is a fair minded scholar who has effectively critiqued neo-reformed folks (he calls them neo-puritan), and [Read More…]

My 2nd Book Slated to Release on June 01 Take a look at this video promo:

Sorry, I’m not able to imbed the video for some reason – to watch it just click on this link:    My 2nd book Public Jesus is slated to release June 1. You can help me spread the word about this project by linking to this post & to the video below. One of the reasons [Read More…]

Monday Morning Confessional

I confess that I took another pass at triaging my Amazon gift card dilemma. I’m still gripping, but I feel like there’s some significant internal progress being made. I confess that my top five is finally down to seven so it might be getting close to time to order: 1) Bethge’s biography of Bonhoeffer 2) [Read More…]

Earth Day 2012 – Why Christians are Obligated to Care for the Earth

Today is Earth Day – or as most evangelicals call it – Sunday. Part of the baggage that was imported into evangelicalism through dispensationalism is a low view of creation. It’s going to burn anyway, so why care about the earth, right? Wrong… here’s an excerpt from An Evangelical Social Gospel? (a great Earth Day gift [Read More…]

Christians Debate: Was Jesus For Small Government?

NPR did an interesting story asking whether Jesus would be for bigger or smaller government.  Scot McKnight responded with five really important principles to remember during this conversation. What is the discussion about, really? SIDE ONE:  The government cannot fix our social problems, because that is not the government’s role. The best way to care for the [Read More…]

Money Isn’t Speech. Corporations Are Not People. R’s & D’s are both in the wrong.

These are two great videos, I’m so glad I took the time to watch them. The middle class is shrinking while (alliteration alert), capital, cash, and control continues to concentrate in the hands of corporations which do not care about the common good. This point is made clear in these two short clips from Jon [Read More…]

Brent Strawn’s Earle Lectures in Biblical Literature, Part 03

See the guy in the beard in the front row? Look to the left and over his head… I look perplexed.   These are some of my notes from the third and final lecture in the Earle Lecture Series at NTS, given this year by Brent Strawn. You can follow these links for notes on [Read More…]