Can Modern Christians Learn Theology from Slaveowners?

This is the toughest–and most hotly debated–question among modern evangelicals interested in some level in Christian history today. Should we read the works of men who held slaves? Can we profit from them? I come to this issue with my own perspective and background, those which God gave me. It was helpful for me to [Read More...]

Should We Not Read Jonathan Edwards Because He Owned Slaves?

An upcoming event at the Jonathan Edwards Center at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School tackles this question, and does so by way of a major lecture by esteemed pastor Thabiti Anyabwile.  This lecture, entitled “Jonathan Edwards and American Racism: Can the Theology of a Slave Owner Be Trusted by Descendants of Slaves?,” will be held this [Read More...]

A Beautiful Story on the Power of Music

Caught this moving story in WSJ, the magazine of the Wall Street Journal.  It’s from Tim Westergren, the founder of Pandora, the online personalized radio program: Music is a tremendously powerful medium. I was in a Pandora town-hall meeting in New York. Near the end, this fellow got up. He had lost his hearing about [Read More...]

The Link 7.10.09: Calvin, Yoga, and Mars Hill

1. Happy birthday, Jean Calvin.  Kevin DeYoung has some good words on this incredible man. 2. Charles Krauthammer suggests that President Obama’s latest foreign junket did not go as well as some might think. 3. The NYT covers efforts to create a list of registered yoga teachers.  This one can be filed under ironically hilarious. [Read More...]


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