November 11, 2018

Many years ago I happened upon a notebook that Jonathan Edwards (170-3-58) had kept throughout his life.  He titled the notebook “Images of Divine Things.”  In this notebook, now about eighty-five pages in print, Edwards jotted notes on the resemblances to the triune God and his ways that he saw in the world around him.   By “world” I mean not only nature but also what we call human relations.  I was immediately enthralled.  (more…) Read more

November 2, 2018

What should Christians think about the horrific synagogue shootings last week in Pittsburgh? Scripture and history tell us more than many Christians realize. Click here for my article at First Things. Read more

October 28, 2018

Friends: I have told you in posts from this past summer about my time in Jos, Nigeria, where I was caught up in the middle of the Muslim attacks on Christians. The man who turned out to be my guide in all this, and the one who introduced me to Muslim leaders there, was the Nigerian Anglican priest, Hassan John. I was so pleased that this past Friday the Wall Street Journal published his piece, “Boko Haram Put a Bounty on my… Read more

October 20, 2018

This past week I participated in a “Christ at the Checkpoint” conference in Oklahoma City.  About ten Palestinian and Anglo-American speakers (Stephen Sizer and Gary Burge are in the picture on the left and middle) decried the theology of Christian Zionism and the politics of Israel.  Joel Willitts and I were invited to offer counter-voices. My thesis was as follows: There is no reason why Christians cannot support legitimate Palestinian aspirations for justice and statehood and at the same time… Read more

August 4, 2018

“One grain of love is better than a hundredweight of intellect.  And after all, that blasted spirit, Satan, has more intellect than the whole human race.” Edwards Pusey, Spiritual Letters, p. 91. Read more

August 3, 2018

Open your eyes and ears. All around you are signs that what you see and hear are not all there is, that there is a beautiful and mysterious Presence behind it all. For thousands of years people have said they see it in the stars and galaxies on a clear night in the mountains.  They hear it behind the roar of the waves at the ocean.  They perceive its beauty and design when they look at a tiny flower. They… Read more

July 11, 2018

Ben Kwashi’s new book, Evangelism and Mission, ought to be studied by every Christian seminarian wondering about his or her future. Read more

July 8, 2018

Nigeria is the epicenter of the new Christianity of the Global South.  More Anglicans gather for worship in Nigeria on an average Sunday morning than in all the Episcopal and Anglican churches in North American and Great Britain combined. At the same time that Christian revival keeps bubbling in Nigeria, Christians in Nigeria are being slaughtered by Muslims on jihad.  Since January 2018 eight thousand Christians—most of them children, women and the elderly (according to the Egyptian scholar Raymond Ibrahim)—have… Read more

July 3, 2018

Yesterday I was taken into a Muslim neighborhood in Jos to ask Muslim leaders about the ongoing violence against Christians. Read more

July 2, 2018

  I was driven to the Archbishop’s office by Rev. Hassan John, the Oxford-educated Anglican priest who has worked alongside the Archbishop to help victims of the violence in Jos against Christians.  Both Rev. John and AB Kwashi have been interviewed extensively by the BBC and CNN about the crisis.  Rev. John is a principal source for Baronness Carolyn Cox, who has spearheaded two sessions devoted to the Jos violence in the House of Lords in Parliament, one last week… Read more

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