Next week we will begin a series on Brian McLaren’s new book, Everything Must Change. If Brian’s Generous Orthodoxy muddied the waters and his Secret Message of Jesus showed the path he was traveling, this new book makes it abundantly […]
What does Paul mean when he speaks of “fruitfulness” on the part of the church at Colosse? Here is Col. 1:5-6: “Of this you have heard before in the word of the truth, the gospel which has come to you, […]
At a dinner with some friends last evening we had a question, which we didn’t chase down, but which has been one that I have thought about over the years: Which is worse for the kingdom — the generous, kind […]
If you had your choice, would you rather watch a professional game — say baseball or football or basketball or hockey [soccer doesn’t count, not a sport] — at home or at the stadium?
How do we tell the story of the Bible? Let’s keep it simple: the Reformed focus on covenant, the Lutherans on Gospel and Law, low church evangelicals on personal redemption … and we could go on. What Walsh and Keesmaat […]
In Irenaeus’ great studyDemonstration of the Apostolic Preaching we are treated in paragraph six to one of the earliest summaries of the principle articles of the Christian faith. Here they are:
Sunday morning I flew up to Minneapolis-St Paul to speak to the Meal Groups at the Sanctuary, a ministry of Crossroads Church. They are in Cottage Grove, MN. It was a great time. Here are some highlights for me:
The second half of chp 3 of Walsh-Keesmaat’s commentary on Colossians, called Colossians Remixed, explains how “empire” works — and their whole commentary reads Colossians as a response to empire.
How were you converted? Readers of this blog will know of my interest in conversion and mapping conversion stories. In a recent conversation I was confronted once again with this reality: local churches tend to “institutionalize” conversion to fit one […]
Take a deep breath and promise to be reasonable and to converse according to the Jesus Creed because we will be doing a series, beginning next Tuesday, on the new book by Stanton L. Jones and Mark A. Yarhouse called […]