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We are in a conversation and discussion about John Walton’s (professor at Wheaton) new book, The Lost World of Genesis One: Ancient Cosmology and the Origins Debate. We have been waiting for this day, or at least some of our […]

Commentaries on James are now available from a variety of angles, and the book is no longer dominated by how and why or why not the letter comports with the theology of grace in Paul. Instead, there is a powerful […]

The Book of Acts records the missional work of God in various cities in the Roman Empire. Acts 3 is the story of a healing, the people praising God, and Peter’s clarification of what God is doing. As we read […]

Chapters 2-5 of Simon Conway Morris’s book Life’s Solution: Inevitable Humans in a Lonely Universe ramble through a description of the rather tight constraints required for the formation of life and the lack of current understanding as to how life […]

David Bentley Hart, a historian of ideas, Atheist Delusions: The Christian Revolution and Its Fashionable Enemies , puts the New Atheists — Dawkins, Hitchens, Harris — to the test in the theories that are at work to prop up their […]

SanFrancisco has a public health care plan that will surely come to play in the current health care debates and proposals. Here is a clip of the beginning of the Op-Ed piece in the NYTimes: TWO burning questions are at […]

The Book of Acts records the missional work of God in various cities in the Roman Empire. Acts 3 is the story of a healing, the people praising God, and Peter’s clarification of what God is doing. As we read […]

Skye Jethani, at Leadership magazine and Out of Ur blog, has created a bit of a dust-up about “consumerist” Christianity with his new, very good book: The Divine Commodity: Discovering a Faith Beyond Consumer Christianity . His book does three […]

We are in a conversation and discussion about John Walton’s (professor at Wheaton) new book, The Lost World of Genesis One: Ancient Cosmology and the Origins Debate. Proposition 11: “Functional cosmic temple” offers face-value exegesis. In John Walton’s view, his […]

The little flap this weekend about the VA and its bonuses got Kris and me to thinking about bonuses. I once got 50 dollars, if my memory serves me right. Kris once got a turkey for a bonus. Obviously, we’ve […]

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