June 22, 2019

Top of the morning, they say no where (at least not in Ireland). “Sing Hallelujah to the Lord” By Jessie Pang and Marius Zaharia HONG KONG (Reuters) – The Christian hymn “Sing Hallelujah to the Lord” has emerged as the unlikely anthem of Hong Kong’s protests against an extradition bill that have drawn millions of people onto the streets. Protests around the world often develop their own soundtrack, usually songs with lyrics of defiance and solidarity, aiming to keep crowds… Read more

June 21, 2019

Description: Addiction Nation (Conversation with Tim King) – KR 132 Scot and Tim discuss how a near-fatal illness led Tim’s doctors to prescribe narcotics where he ended up where millions of others have: addicted. Eventually, King learned to manage pain without opioids—but not before he began asking profound questions about the spiritual and moral nature of addiction, the companies complicit in creating the opioid epidemic, and the paths toward healing and recovery. Buy Tim’s book Addiction Nation here >>> amzn.to/31yGfEy Sign… Read more

June 21, 2019

By Mike Glenn When I was little, I thought God had computers. If God wanted it to rain in California, He would hit a few buttons and the radar would sweep across the scope bringing rain to California. In my little mind, this made perfect sense to me. Why? My dad taught radar systems in the Army and when he would take me to work with him we would go into a large room filled with computers and radar scopes…. Read more

June 21, 2019

Think of a community that is divided, ethnically split, arrogant, challenged by a corrupt culture, and claiming to be followers of Jesus.   If you’re thinking of the churches in first century Rome, you’re right.  Paul wrote his most famous and significant letter to a community with all sorts of challenges. It’s a shame we often neglect the community and the people behind this very important letter. Buy the book here: Reading Romans Backwards We neglect the community when we begin at… Read more

June 20, 2019

I am beginning a series of post every week or so looking at what is often called “creation care” and the biblical mandate for human interaction with the earth on which we live. To begin we are revisiting a book I read through several years ago when it was new: Let Creation Rejoice: Biblical Hope and Ecological Crisis by Jonathan Moo and Robert White. The second chapter Life on Earth Today looks at the ways in which human activity has… Read more

June 19, 2019

Yes, pastor-preacher, this one’s for you and you know what that title means. The subtitle of Frank G. Honeycutt’s is “Daily Habits for the Busy Preacher.” The book is called Sunday Comes Every Week. It’s a beauty. Filled with pastoral wisdom for the busy pastor-preacher. Each day of the week contributes to the pastoral life and the pastoral sermon in a different way, not legalistically but topically: Monday: listening Tuesday: hearing Wednesday: exegeting Thursday: naming Friday: a pastor looks back Saturday:… Read more

June 19, 2019

In their new book, Michael Bird and Scott Harrower (Trinity without Hierarchy: Reclaiming Nicene Orthodoxy in Evangelical Theology,) collect essays that both criticize what must be called a Complementarian sub-Trinitarianism and they also offer an alternative in the classical Trinitarian orthodoxy of the church. This is an important book. Well done. Short essays on targeted topics. One of the early essays is by Madison Pierce and it’s big contention is that the Trinity does not have tiers (as some complementarians… Read more

June 18, 2019

Walter Moberly, The Bible in a Disenchanted Age: The Enduring Possibility of Christian Faith, explains why he finds the Bible and the Christian faith both plausible and convincing. Although the Bible is important, it doesn’t work in a vacuum. In chapter 3 he “suggested that people are most likely to take seriously the Christian privileging of the Bible and Jesus if they encounter the lives of Christians as plausibility structures that moves them towards the Christian way of life and… Read more

June 18, 2019

When theology is reframed for a flourishing, a kingdom life what does it look like? Miroslav Volf and Matthew Croasmun, in For the Life of the World, present a sketch of an answer in their last chp under two major categories: form and content. We look at content but here’s a summary statement: … the Christian faith offers a specific account of the character of the transcendent realm and how it relates to the mundane, a particular vision of God and… Read more

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

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