Is There a Wilberforce Out There?

I in no way style myself a political pundit, and for good reason.  If you’re interested in coverage of the historic election of Barack Obama as president, check out the New York Times’s front-page article.   Justin Taylor is soliciting feedback from some fine Christian thinkers; I would encourage you to read Randy Alcorn’s hope-filled piece, [Read More...]

The Politics of Jesus Podcasts Are Now Online

According to a recent notice from conference organizer Doug Baker, the podcasts for the “Politics of Jesus” conference are now online. Each runs between 50-70 minutes.  I’ve included my live-blog of each message so that you can follow along as you listen. David Nelson, Adorning Our Savior’s Teaching: How the Gospel Matters for Public Life [Read More...]

The Politics of Jesus Conference: Final Thoughts

The conference has now concluded.  It was an honor to be asked to live-blog this event.  I can say that it was personally easy for me to accept this gracious invitation because I love the fact that a Baptist State Convention is leading the way in thinking faithfully and carefully on the relationship between Christian faith [Read More...]

The Politics of Jesus, Message Three: “Remaking the Future: The Looming Challenge of Resurgent Islam and Evolving Transhumanism”

Dr. C. Ben Mitchell, Associate Professor of Bioethics and Contemporary Culture at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Chicago, IL, spoke on the morning of Friday, October 10th at the “The Politics of Jesus” conference at the First Baptist Church of Durham, NC on “Remaking the Future: The Looming Challenge of Resurgent Islam and Evolving Transhumanism.”  The message [Read More...]

The Politics of Jesus, Message One: Andy Davis’s “Babylon: An Ancient Assessment of a Present Reality”

The following is a transcript from the first message of “The Politics of Jesus” conference.  Dr. Andy Davis, the pastor of the First Baptist Church of Durham, NC, where the conference is being held, delivered “Babylon: An Ancient Assessment of a Present Reality” on the evening of Thursday, October 9th.  The following is an edited [Read More...]

“The Politics of Jesus”–An Exciting October 2008 Conference

I’m excited to let you know about an upcoming conference sponsored by the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina. It’s called “The Politics of Jesus” and it will be held as a one-day event on Friday, October 10th, 2008 at the First Baptist Church of Durham, NC, an important SBC and reformed church. Some of [Read More...]


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