Disagreeing Well (because people are watching)

Davis Williams (you’d think he was paying me for reposting his stuff) put this up today from Francis Schaeffer. Before a watching world, an observable love in the midst of difference will show a difference between Christians’ differences and other men’s differences.  The world may not understand what the Christians are disagreeing about, but they [Read More…]

“What is the Gospel?” Good Question (and chances are you are wrong)

David Williams has two recent posts (here and here) on the question, “what is the gospel?” [FYI,  with a captial ‘G’, Gospel refers to one or more of the four Gospels in the New Testament: Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. With the lower case ‘g’ it refers to the concept, as in “preaching the gospel.” I usually [Read More…]

Evangelicals Critiquing other Evangelicals for Shoddy Scholarship

Over on his blog Brick by Brick, David Williams is engaging a great question: Should evangelicals expend so much energy critiquing other evangelicals or should they focus more on defending the faith against movements hostile to Christianity, like secularism or scientism? I think that’s a great question, one I ask myself periodically. Williams has given this issue serious thought [Read More…]

C. S. Lewis on Evolution: It’s Sort of a British Thing

Yesterday’s post by David Williams takes a look at C. S. Lewis and what he had to say about evolution. Those familiar with Lewis’s writings will already be on board, though David points out a some things I think many will be interested in. David’s post illustrates something I have come across on my own in interactions [Read More…]

Was John Calvin a Closet, Wolf-in-Sheep’s-Clothing, Liberal Gospel Higher Critic?

Now that I’ve got your attention, David Williams has a great post on John Calvin and how he looked at the Sermon on the Mount in Matthew 5-7 and the parallel account in Luke 6, the Sermon on the Plain. Apparently, Calvin had no patience–zero–with those who argued that these are two separate intact speeches [Read More…]