New Material on Evangelical Portal at Patheos

We have some great new material up on the Evangelical Portal at Patheos.  Click on the link to go to articles on: – Evolution as a Witness to the Glory of God – The Need to Choose to be Chosen, or to Choose Your Calling – A discussion from Daniel Harrell of Park Street Church [Read More...]

99 Balloons: A Winsome Witness to Faith

Evangelism has certainly gained a bad reputation.  The very word itself is stained with negative connotations.  At its worst, evangelism comes across as oppressive and belligerent, a dictation of truth and refusal to hear from the Other.  At its best, however, evangelism is “one bum telling another bum where he found bread.”  Evangelism was long [Read More...]

Morning Report, July 31: Charity, Circumcision, Half-Brained Babies, and Virgins

[If you're looking for the Harry Potter essay, scroll down, or go here.] 1.  This essay on First Things crafts a clear and helpful distinction between charity and tolerance.  This is a part of what Kierkegaard gets at when he says that the Christian concept of love is quite different, and sometimes even diametrically opposed, [Read More...]

Is Harry Potter of the Devil? Bet on it!

I can date precisely when my dangerous dalliance with Harry Potter began. I had seen the news stories, of course, which mostly consisted of long lines of nerdy boys and girls waiting outside of bookstores each year in glasses and striped ties.  Since Harry Potter bears a striking resemblance to the title character of Where’s [Read More...]

Morning Report, July 30: Obama Paranoia Syndrome (OPS), Executive Power, Abortion in Health Care Reform, Social Justice

1.  Yesterday I noted a YouTube video in which it is claimed that Jesus foretold the name of the Anti-Christ, and that name is “baraq ubama.”  The video is so paranoid that one almost suspects it was made by someone who wanted to parody or humiliate Christians who are politically conservative.  Some on the Left [Read More...]


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