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September 2006 Archives

The best blog not enough are reading: Michael Kruse and the Kruse Kronicle. He’s got good, thoughtful stuff, and he keeps blogging away. Bob Robinson on the prosperity gospel.

I am at Crossroads College in Rochester, MN, and am honored to have been chosen to give the Earl Grice Lectures, and my subject is atonement. I have been hosted by Mark Weedman and Mike Benson, and they have been […]

The conversation of friends, the great Samuel Johnson once said, is nothing more than a “calm interchange of sentiments.” And Joseph Epstein, in his Friendship: An Expose, devotes an entire chp to the talk of friends. Here’s how he defines […]

Wright agrees with the majority: Romans 12:14-21 shifts to a concern with outsiders, and evidently to a kind of outsider that has an impact inside. He now addresses how the community of faith should respond to its opponents and persecutors.

A new study by The Barna Group (Ventura, California) shows that despite strong levels of spiritual activity during the teen years, most twentysomethings disengage from active participation in the Christian faith during their young adult years – and often beyond […]

A nice convergence: our series on Women in Ministry and on Scriptures and Scripture converge in the chapter by Pamela Cochran on “Scripture, Feminism, and Sexuality.”

In Romans 12:9-13 Paul provides what NT Wright calls a “more general list of ways in which individual Christians and groups or churches are to behave” (711). He observes they are connected to building one another up.

Some see education solely in terms of professional training. College, so they think, will prepare them for a job — and the more money the better. There’s another element, far more important, behind and beyond the professional nature of college […]

I have a question for you today about the various lists of spiritual gifts in the NT. I will give here the list in Romans, but we can then look to 1 Cor 12, Eph 4 and 1 Peter, and […]

One of the challenges women face in ministry today is the accusation of the feminization of the church. There are a variety of platforms on which this accusation is hurled, but each of the platforms works against women in ministry.