September 9, 2019

Here’s another fine post by Larry. —– Jesus-Devotion and Historical Questions by larryhurtado A reader of my previous posting raised several questions and made several assertions (some of them unfounded) that lead me to offer a few comments about the historical issues pertaining to the origins of Jesus-devotion and correct historical method in addressing them. The first thing is to grasp clearly the questions that I address. When, where, and in what form did devotion to Jesus emerge, and what… Read more

September 8, 2019

Just when I thought my UMC couldn’t get any crazier….. check out this story. https://babylonbee.com/news/progressive-church-allows-anyone-interrupt-sermon-with-their-point-of-personal-privilege?fbclid=IwAR0xLzah_ecIJxSrqjpksovpIh-NQCr6FKt_KpxYmhbyQP0vlNATmPBsljk Read more

September 7, 2019

Another fine post by Larry Hurtado— (Several months ago, I was asked to write a contribution to a multi-author work on Jesus to be published in French, my contribution to deal with the origins of Jesus-devotion. I was given a word-limit, and so had to be brief. The result is something of a capsulized treatment of the matter. I post below the English version, which will be translated for the French publication. As will be clear from this posting, I’m… Read more

September 6, 2019

Some of you will remember Mark Farner of Grand Funk Railroad, and some of you may even know he became a Christian. Here is an interesting part of his testimony about how he reconciled with his wife. Read more

September 5, 2019

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September 4, 2019

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September 3, 2019

Labor Day is upon us, and if you still haven’t seen the best reviewed movie of the summer— go now during the holiday. ‘Blinded by the Light’ featuring the classic rock music of Bruce Springsteen is about an immigrant family from Pakistan who live in Luton in the U.K. and their struggles to make a living, and survive anti-immigrant racism, particularly white nationalist racism. While you might think the story is ripped from today’s headlines, actually it ripped from the… Read more

September 2, 2019

THE AGE OF ARTIFICE Seeking transcendence without commitment Or intimacy without relationship, The threefold cord is severed, Between I and Thou and the other. Pleasure without purpose Without the personal Is but a fleeting spasm of feeling, A willow of the wisp one chases But never catches. In the internet age, The medium sends a message That connection without commitment Is fine. No need to have more than a screen name, No need to treat the other as a person,… Read more

September 1, 2019

It takes a lot for a concert to move into my Top Ten of all time, after having seen hundreds of rock concerts over the last 50 years, but this one deserves that billing. And on top of that, it took 2 rock groups off my short bucket list that I had never seen before but really wanted to see. The concert began at 7.15, and was still going on at 10.30 at night. The customers sure got their money’s… Read more

August 31, 2019

One needs a sign in the central park in Bangkok warning of giant lizards, or komodo dragons! One thing about the Thais, they get up very early and do their exercising in the park, Thai Chi, jogging etc. And the komodo dragons just watch them go by around the lake. Read more

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