March 31, 2015

Can You Study A Book Too Much?

I'm not a literature scholar, but I play one in the classroom several hours a week. That is, when I'm not teaching the Bible to kids from all over America and the world, I teach AP English. Mostly Shakespeare and poetry. The … [Continue reading...]

Humiliation, Humanity and the Fifth Commandment: Can We Tell The Truth About Those Whose Sin Affects Us?

Also of interest on this topic: "Does the Story Matter?" (From December of 04) Here's my original review of Schaeffer's book, and a later link to an interview with Schaeffer. "My father sexually abused me." "Both of my … [Continue reading...]

Peter Rollins on Orthodoxy, Doxology and The End of Religion

In the book Rising from the Ashes, Becky Garrison interviews emerging church leader Peter Rollins, author of How (Not) to Speak of God and the soon to be released The Fidelity of Betrayal: The Ir/Religious Heart of … [Continue reading...]

Review: Rising From The Ashes by Becky Garrison

Rising From The Ashes is an unusual look at the emerging church/alternative worship, church planting and church development scene, presented entirely as short articles, emails, interviews and even instant message conversations. … [Continue reading...]

Open Thread: What does it mean to “Let both grow together…?”

Matthew 13:27-30. And the servants of the master of the house came and said to him, ‘Master, did you not sow good seed in your field? How then does it have weeds?’ 28 He said to them, ‘An enemy has done this.’ So the … [Continue reading...]

Recommendation and Review: The End of Religion by Bruxy Cavey

A sample chapter is available here. Bruxy Cavey is the pastor of a Canadian emerging church called "The Meeting House" and author of The End of Religion, a book that gives a good look at the theology of the "mainstream" … [Continue reading...]

The Long Dark Night Is Over….

Baseball fans: what are some of your thoughts and feelings as the new season begins? Best memories? Ironies? Tragedies? Tomorrow at 1:05 EST, the Cincinnati Reds will take the field against the Philadelphia Phillies in … [Continue reading...]

Are We Blogs? Or Ads? (Coming Clean)

I'd like to come clean about a couple of things. I'm not getting on anyone's case here. I just believe I should get this on the record for my readers. First, I have a book review agreement with a major web site. They send me … [Continue reading...]

Coffee Cup Apologetics 36

Podcast 36 More response to "I Can't Continue To Call Myself A Christian." This podcast deals with the objection to God punishing a sincere believer in another religion. … [Continue reading...]

Larry Norman Tribute

UPDATE: A very fair piece at Christianity Today's Liveblog. I want the people to know That He saved my soul But I still like to listen to the radio They say that rock and roll is wrong, we'll give you more chance I say … [Continue reading...]