June 17, 2019

Reading Romans (Ask Scot Edition) – KR 131 Register for the Webinar on 5 Advantages to Teaching and Preaching Romans Backwards >>> www.seminary.edu/webinar-romans/ Order a copy of Reading Romans Backwards >>> amzn.to/2WHKRth Paul reveals more about the community behind his letter to the churches in Romans than any other of his letters. Join Dr. Scot McKnight as he unpacks how Paul’s letter to the Romans was more than a theological text to be argued about. Romans is a persuasive letter… Read more

June 17, 2019

I wasn’t aware of the gift of Carolyn Custis James to the church until I heard her speak at Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, April 16, 2019, at the Talking Points seminar “Women in the Kingdom.” The session that riveted my attention and set my heart ablaze was Carolyn’s flyover of the Book of Ruth; a talk titled “The Gospel of Ruth.” I learned she had a book with the same title as her talk. Determined, I thought, “I’ve got to… Read more

June 17, 2019

From CBE By Chesna Hinkley Chesna Hinkley will graduate from Princeton Theological Seminary in 2019 with an MDiv and a Certificate in Theology, Women, and Gender. She holds a BS in neuroscience from the University of Pittsburgh, where she was the first (but not last) woman to preach at her church. Chesna is currently an intern at Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church in New York City. On June 13, 2019 Many Christians believe that strict gender roles—men lead and women submit—are God-ordained…. Read more

June 16, 2019

Almighty and everlasting God, you have given to us your servants grace, by the confession of a true faith, to acknowledge the glory of the eternal Trinity, and in the power of your divine Majesty to worship the Unity: Keep us steadfast in this faith and worship, and bring us at last to see you in your one and eternal glory, O Father; who with the Son and the Holy Spirit live and reign, one God, for ever and ever…. Read more

June 15, 2019

The Color of Compromise: The Truth about the American Church’s Complicity in Racism Jemar Tisby is the author of the much talked about book, The Color of Compromise. Tisby also serves as president of The Witness: a Black Christian Collective, cohosts the Pass the Mic podcast, and is a doctoral candidate in history at the University of Mississippi. The interview was conducted by David George Moore. Some of Dave’s videos can be accessed at www.mooreengaging.com. Moore: I’ve been thinking much… Read more

June 15, 2019

Good morning! Words matter … alot! The most common words used by Beth Moore are: Christ, love, attitudes, accepted, serve, respect, know, misogyny, alongside, asking, sake, scripture, good, want, challenges, say, bible, serving, sexism, leaders, etc. The most common words used by Strachan and his ilk are: church, teaching, word, order, headship, authority, scripture, teach, preach, called, leadership, design, gathered, says, rules, biblical, exercise, etc. They are both talking about the same subject. But Beth Moore is concerned about Jesus,… Read more

June 13, 2019

I began my career teaching seminary students, shifted to undergraduates for seventeen years, and now am teaching at a seminary again, at Northern Seminary (check out our DMin and MANT special cohorts). This move has driven me to think and rethink what seminary provides the church, or what the church provides the seminary. Today’s post offers ten reasons for going to seminary, and I know full well that many today both find seminary irrelevant and contend they are “successful” ministers… Read more

June 13, 2019

Climate change is an issue that is not going to go away. It is also not an issue where ideology or worldview will ultimately play any significant role. Either humans are impacting the climate or we are not. Because of the impact on human life both present and in the future, this is an issue where we have an obligation to get it right. Because of the potential significance I am going to spend some time over the next several… Read more

June 13, 2019

Is this congregationalism? soul freedom? Or what is this? Federal representation? The 2011 Faith Matters Survey — a study from Harvard and Notre Dame that surveyed 2,646 Americans — asked respondents how much they agreed with the following statement, “Women should be allowed to be priests or clergy in my house of worship.” Three quarters (77.8%) of Americans agree. That includes two-thirds (64.7%) of Southern Baptists and Roman Catholics (68.9%). That could accurately be described as strong levels of support. Southern Baptist… Read more

June 12, 2019

In a recent article on Get Religion, we encounter a new approach to adult believer’s baptism and thus a new argument against infant baptism: THE QUESTION: Why do most Christian churches baptize babies? THE RELIGION GUY’S ANSWER: This classic issue unexpectedly popped up as news on June 23 due to an Irish Times interview with Mary McAleese, an attorney and the former president of Ireland. McAleese assailed her Catholic Church for its practice of baptizing infants shortly after birth with parents making vows on… Read more

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