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The Real Jesus Creed

posted by Scot McKnight

Who wants to tell a story about the hardest (next-door) neighbor they’ve had to learn how to love? The practical reality is that it is much easier to want to love your neighbor than to love your neighbor in deed. […]

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Ministering to and with Widows

posted by Scot McKnight

Every pastor needs this book on the shelf. Every church needs five copies of this book in store. And of course every widow could benefit from this book because it is written to help with “the new you.” That book […]

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Acts and Mission 35

posted by Scot McKnight

The narrative of Acts shifts back to Peter, and Peter’s story is about his healings which set up his mission to Gentiles — showing that Peter and Paul were on the same page: the gospel is for all. 9:32 Now as […]

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Economics at the Jesus Creed: Michael Kruse 4

posted by Scot McKnight

This series is by Michael Kruse and it concerns economics — a basics in economics. Most of us, and I include myself, no next to nothing about how economics work and so this series is here for the education of […]

The Paradox of Freedom

posted by Scot McKnight

Michael Card, known mostly for his lyrics and music and concerts (and one of my favorite Christian musicians), has explored how it is that Christians find freedom. And what he has discovered is that freedom comes through slavery, which is […]

Parkcrest Christian in Long Beach

posted by Scot McKnight

The space may be land-locked, but Parkcrest Christian Church is growing and expanding all ways: spiritually, geographically, and numerically. Led by Mike Goldsworthy, one of the younger megachurch pastors in the USA, Parkcrest reaches into the neighborhoods and into the […]

Acts and Mission 34

posted by Scot McKnight

Our examination of the missional theme of Acts continues — Paul’s life is dramatically changed. He shifts from persecution to mission, and the result is that he now experiences what the disciples had been experiencing at his hand. (If you […]

Science and Christian Virtue 1 (RJS)

posted by Jesus Creed Admin

Last week I posted on an article from Discover Magazine on the science of sin (Part One and Part Two). This article described a number of studies where the human brain was imaged as a function of external stimulus. These […]

Deep Church as Third Way 7

posted by Scot McKnight

Is there a Third Way for worship?  Jim Belcher, in Deep Church: A Third Way Beyond Emerging and Traditional examines this question and contends there is a genuine third way beyond the traditional and the emerging. What is your church doing […]

Adultery, Jesus and the Church

posted by Scot McKnight

Nightline is doing a series on the Ten Commandments. The first show, which was last Thursday, was about adultery, the Seventh Commandment.  We think Jesus shifted the focus of the 7th Commandment to the violation of love and made fidelity […]

Mugs: The New Fruitcake?

posted by Scot McKnight

When I was a kid, my great aunt came every Christmas, and one gift she always gave us was fruitcake. That fruitcake, even when I muster up my fondest of moments, was dry, tasteless, and — well, awful. In those […]

Acts and Mission 33

posted by Scot McKnight

The paradigmatic conversion story in the Book of Acts is the story of Paul, but that story contains a missional element many ignore. Paul’s “conversion” is not emphasized as one from sinner to saved but one from persecutor to missional […]

Gospel Exclusivists

posted by Scot McKnight

Sometime back I did a series on a fine book by Terry Tiessen called Who Can Be Saved?: Reassessing Salvation in Christ and World Religions . The book is a good one, but it was not easy to blog about. […]

Worthy of Imitation 10

posted by Scot McKnight

What a wonderful person to choose to finish Patron Saints for Postmoderns: Ten from the Past Who Speak to Our Future. Chris Armstrong chooses, from the 20th Century, Dorothy Sayers and I love how he describes her: “Unorthodox in her personality, […]

Kindle again

posted by Scot McKnight

In talking with Mike Goldsworthy, pastor at Parkcrest Christian in Long Beach, who uses a Kindle (Kindle: Amazon’s 6), I got to thinking again about purchasing and beginning to use the Kindle — it would sure make my trips lighter.  […]

Prayer of the Week

posted by Scot McKnight

O God, you declare your almighty power chiefly in showing mercy and pity: Grant us the fullness of your grace, that we, running to obtain your promises, may become partakers of your heavenly treasure; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives […]

Recent Recipes: Suggestions?

posted by Scot McKnight

We do our grocery shopping on weekends, and that gets us to thinking about what we’ll eat this week, and which recipes we’ll be using. I always hope we’ll make risotto (picture to the right), but… But I want to […]

Weekly Meanderings

posted by Scot McKnight

As Chicago’s summer ends, a man plays the sax to express his thoughts. Ed Dobson blogs! (HT: TG) Stephen Holmes, a professor of theology, on Mark Driscoll. Tullian Tchividjian survives (69-31%) a vote to oust him from Coral Ridge — […]

Aicha … ooh,ooh, ooooh

posted by Scot McKnight

Gun Control Heats Up: Annie Get Your Gun!

posted by Scot McKnight

Carol Costello, of CNN’s American Morning, is investigating the interest of Americans in gun ownership and gun control and the right to bear (and wear) a gun in public. The “Comments” at her blog are now up to 271 and […]

Friday is for Friends: T

posted by Scot McKnight

Several Fridays ago, Scot allowed me to post here about several reasons that working supernaturally with and through the Spirit (healings, prophetic insights, etc.) can be a match made in heaven–and on earth–for those interested in joining God’s mission.  We also discussed how […]

Worthy of Imitation 9

posted by Scot McKnight

One of the most popular slogans of the last two decades, showing up all over the world in bracelets, was “WWJD?” What would Jesus do? I don’t know how that got started with our youth and how it went “viral” […]

Trinity Covenant — Manchester CT

posted by Scot McKnight

Kris and I were kindly invited to the wonderful Trinity Covenant Church in Manchester CT last weekend. It was good to be with Phil Hakanson and Peter Tullson. And Phil and family are friends with my editor, Lil Copan, and […]

Acts and Mission 32

posted by Scot McKnight

Paul loomed over chapter 8 in Acts; he now lights up the pages with a conversion story. It’s appropriate to have this text today, because tonight I will give a lecture at a North Park seminary conference on the conversion […]

Science and Sin 2 (RJS)

posted by Jesus Creed Admin

“Why does being bad feel so good?” Studies of brain response to various situations may provide important insights to this question. In the last post in this series we considered some of the science pertaining to lust, gluttony, and  sloth […]

Deep Church as Third Way 6

posted by Scot McKnight

So, what about the gospel? Is there a Third Way for the gospel? Isn’t the traditional gospel the real gospel? Jim Belcher, in Deep Church: A Third Way Beyond Emerging and Traditional, poses this question by examining the gospel in […]

George Barna on Health Care Programs

posted by Scot McKnight

George Barna has used his research and his platform to speak into the health care reform debate, and I lift three quotes to solicit your response: In essence, what Americans seem to want is increased government services, more efficient delivery […]

Acts and Mission 31

posted by Scot McKnight

With Paul looming on the horizon, Philip moves further on and evangelizes another person outside the flock of God: an Ethiopian eunuch. No doubt, a Gentile and probably not a proselyte. No doubt, from the ends of the earth. No […]

Economics at the Jesus Creed: Michael Kruse 3

posted by Scot McKnight

The third installment in a series by Michael Kruse about Christians and economics. I think many of us make remarks about economics on the basis of the Bible, but do we understand the economic theory at work in our statements […]

Worthy of Imitation 8

posted by Scot McKnight

Amanda Berry Smith, a six foot African American woman who dressed like a Quaker, exemplifies how to live in the midst of racism and do so with boundary-breaking grace:  “In Amanda Berry Smith,” Chris Armstrong tells us, “we have someone […]

The Pastor’s Schedule: Jim Martin Advises

posted by Scot McKnight

Recently we had a conversation about the pastor’s time schedule, and Jim Martin, a friend, posted a comment I thought deserved a separate post. So here it is… This is such an important concern. Working with a church can eat […]

Acts and Mission 30

posted by Scot McKnight

Saul’s persecutions led to the scattering of the gospel agents who were caught up in the mission of God through Jesus Christ. One of those who were scattered was Philip (->). As is clear in Beverly Gaventa (The Acts of […]

Science and Sin 1 (RJS)

posted by Jesus Creed Admin

While much of the furor over the conflict between science and faith centers on the question of origins and evolution – it is not limited to these questions alone. The sciences also impact our understanding of human behavior and human […]

Deep Church as Third Way 5

posted by Scot McKnight

Jim Belcher’s right about this, and it is one of the deep characteristics about the emerging movement and it emerges from a suspicion about how evangelism works, about how the gospel works, about how conversion actually works: “What do people […]

Youth Ministry: “Outcomes”

posted by Scot McKnight

This post is from Jen Bradbury, and I read this on her blog through a “tweet”. This is one of the very few posts or reviews that have talked at all about the outcome-based education I talked about in The […]

Acts and Mission 29

posted by Scot McKnight

Enter Saul, soon to become the apostle Paul. This is where we pick up the thread of our series on the Book of Acts as we enter into chp 8: 8:1 And Saul agreed completely with killing him. Now on that day […]

Worthy of Imitation 7

posted by Scot McKnight

Some fifteen or so years ago I read a wonderful book on preaching by John R.W. Stott (Between Two Worlds: The Challenge of Preaching Today ). In that book, Stott frequently referred to someone I knew very little about but […]

Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Life Together 5

posted by Scot McKnight

In Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Life Together we are reminded again of the value of beginning our day as has the Church throughout the ages. Though speaking here of “day together” what he says applies to both groups and individuals, but it […]

Pro Athletes and Financial Ruin

posted by Scot McKnight

Rich professional athletes squandering their millions has become a sad clich?. The 10 ways sports pros blow their cash A Sports Illustrated article this year showed how shockingly common financial ruin is: By the time they have been retired for two years, 78% […]

Donald Miller’s Latest

posted by Scot McKnight

I mentioned yesterday that Donald Miller’s newest book is now available; it is called A Million Miles in a Thousand Years: What I Learned While Editing My Life .  Question: in your reading of (or listening to) Donald Miller, what […]

Prayer of the Week

posted by Scot McKnight

Grant us, Lord, not to be anxious about earthly things, but to love things heavenly; and even now, while we are placed among things that are passing away, to hold fast to those that shall endure; through Jesus Christ our […]

Donald Miller’s A Million Miles in …

posted by Scot McKnight

Donald Miller’s newest book is now available; it is called A Million Miles in a Thousand Years: What I Learned While Editing My Life .  I will be reading it shortly and begin making comments and observations on this blog […]

Weekly Meanderings

posted by Scot McKnight

Let’s give it up for the fishers! (We’re on the East Coast this weekend.) A new blog that deserves a wide readership. An old blog that deserves a wide readership. A blog I always check. A blog that keeps us […]

The Chapel and Friends

posted by Scot McKnight

Monday and Tuesday I was in Akron conversing with, learning from and speaking to some area pastoral leaders who are associated with the wonderful church called The Chapel, right there at the University of Akron. It was fun to see […]

Is (low church) Evangelicalism Protestant?

posted by Scot McKnight

Early in September October I sat down with Bryan Chapell’s new book, Christ-Centered Worship: Letting the Gospel Shape Our Practice , and studied his chart on the order of services in the Church, what he called the “Liturgy of the […]

Worthy of Imitation 6

posted by Scot McKnight

John Newton, author of the Christian hymn is one of Chris Armstrong’s “patron saints for postmoderns” (Patron Saints for Postmoderns: Ten from the Past Who Speak to Our Future), and while one could trot any number of reasons to emulate […]

Peter, Paul and Mary

posted by Scot McKnight

We were informed today that Mary Travers (of Peter, Paul and Mary) has passed away. In her honor, I embed my favorite Peter, Paul and Mary song. What’s your favorite? What did you like about them? How do you remember […]

Acts and Mission 28

posted by Scot McKnight

Stephen’s speech is not an evangelistic sermon, and I’m willing to say it contains the gospel but is not gospeling itself, and the reason I say that is that the ending is not a call to repent and believe and […]

Evolution’s Place? 6 (RJS)

posted by Jesus Creed Admin

Chapter 11 of Simon Conway Morris’s book Life’s Solution: Inevitable Humans in a Lonely Universe is titled Toward a Theology of Evolution, and to this we now turn. Conway Morris suggests that the view – common among many educated westerners […]

Deep Church as Third Way 4

posted by Scot McKnight

The most serious issue about the emerging church, at least in the eyes and minds of its critic, is is relationship to postmodernity. The standard criticism of “emergent” is that it is “relativistic” and “denies the Truth” and has a […]

Obama and Afghanistan

posted by Scot McKnight

Not a few of us are concerned about the President’s administration supporting escalating conflict and war in Afghanistan, and I’m wondering what you are thinking. I’m particularly concerned to hear from those who voted for Obama and who were hopeful […]

Acts and Mission 27

posted by Scot McKnight

The speech of Stephen is quite the speech in Acts. It illustrates both how the gospel was conceived as the climax of Israel’s Story and how the early Church read the Bible from beginning to end. But first we’ve got […]

Economics at the Jesus Creed: Michael Kruse 2

posted by Scot McKnight

Last week I wrote that the driving question behind economics is this: Given scarce (i.e., limited) resources, what should each of us do today and how will we coordinate billions of projects? Today we identify two modes of economic analysis: […]

Worthy of Imitation 5

posted by Scot McKnight

Just who is in your list of “saints”? One could pull out a list of those who have been officially “sainted” (examined, beatified and canonized on the basis of exemplary virtue and miracles and intercessory powers) in the Roman Catholic […]

Occupations: by PW

posted by Scot McKnight

While PW, our guest blogger who is a “pastor’s wife,” alludes to the reality that some in the younger generation don’t have a problem here, the reality in the wider church is much different. She talks here about the pastor’s […]

Acts and Mission 26

posted by Scot McKnight

The mission of God focuses on Jesus Christ, God’s Son and now Lord over death as a result of the resurrection and ascension. Attempts to snuff out this fledgling movement fail, and this has been seen both in attempts to […]

Evolution’s Place? 5 (RJS)

posted by Jesus Creed Admin

Several weeks ago we began a series looking at Simon Conway Morris’s book Life’s Solution: Inevitable Humans in a Lonely Universe. After a brief hiatus I  will come back to this book with two final posts; today a discussion of […]

Deep Church as Third Way 3

posted by Scot McKnight

How do we find a “third way” when it comes to theology? Doesn’t it seem that we always trip over one another on theology? I am so glad and happy with how Jim Belcher approaches theology, speaking as many of […]

Worthy of Imitation 4

posted by Scot McKnight

I had not heard of Margery Kempe until I read about her in Chris Armstrong’s new book, Patron Saints for Postmoderns: Ten from the Past Who Speak to Our Future , and I’m still wondering about her. Here’s a brief […]

Acts and Mission 25

posted by Scot McKnight

The question to ask when we read the Book of Acts is not so much “What do we learn about mission?” but “What is God doing in God’s mission?” The second question’s answer leads to an answer for the first […]

Translation Tribalism 3

posted by Scot McKnight

We began a series, which will have new posts sporadically rather than consistently, not long ago about Translation and the tribalism that we now experience with translations. One of our points is that the authoritative text is not the translation […]

Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Life Together 4

posted by Scot McKnight

I consider Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Life Together one of the most important theological works in the 20th Century. There is in this brief encounter with Bonhoeffer’s ideas a swelling gloom of Nazism, a palpable blur of what is to come, and […]

The Indelible Image

posted by Scot McKnight

Ben Witherington III, another Beliefnet blogger and who writes more books than most people read in a lifetime, has put his mind to a big project and volume one is now out: The Indelible Image: The Theological and Ethical World […]

A Covenant Promise

posted by Scot McKnight

From Psalm 48… Mount Zion rejoices; the towns of Judah are happy, because of your acts of judgment.  Walk around Zion!  Encircle it!  Count its towers!  Consider its defenses!  Walk through its fortresses, so you can tell the next generation […]

Prayer of the Week

posted by Scot McKnight

O God, because without you we are not able to please you,  mercifully grant that your Holy Spirit may in all things direct and rule our hearts;  through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy […]

The New Christianity Today (CT)! Cool!

posted by Scot McKnight

Christianity Today is my favorite Christian publication — it has exceptional leadership and editors, solid articles from across the spectrum, and a real keen eye for what’s not only happening but is what to happen. I hope you subscribe. But […]

Weekly Meanderings

posted by Scot McKnight

A star cluster photo released from NASA   Please pray for Dianne and Bob, and pray that the God who made that vast starry sky will attend to Bob at this time. One of my favorite journalists, Christine Scheller, creates […]

On Reading Memoirs

posted by Scot McKnight

Kris and I both love to read memoirs. Kris likes those memoirs that probe one’s psychological state or get into some deep story, while I like memoirs of writers and thinkers (which is not to say they don’t sometimes explore […]

God, Science, and Evolution (RJS)

posted by Jesus Creed Admin

Yesterday we finished off a discussion of John H. Walton’s fascinating look at The Lost World of Genesis One. In the discussion of scientific explanations of origins in proposition 16, p. 136 Walton draws an analogy (He uses a few […]

Worthy of Imitation 3

posted by Scot McKnight

What makes Chris Armstrong’s new book, Patron Saints for Postmoderns: Ten from the Past Who Speak to Our Future , unique is the choice he makes of those whom we can learn from. Antony and Gregory the Great are not […]

Acts and Mission 24

posted by Scot McKnight

Missional communities are apostolically-shaped communities where the wonders of God are seen but where the wonders of God sometimes provoke persecution of the people of God. But persecution provokes courage on the part of the missional community. Read Acts 5:27-32: […]

Genesis One 17

posted by Scot McKnight

This is my last post on Walton’s book, but RJS will have one tomorrow … We come today to the end of John Walton’s (professor at Wheaton) new book, The Lost World of Genesis One: Ancient Cosmology and the Origins […]

Deep Church as Third Way 2

posted by Scot McKnight

According to Jim Belcher, a pastor-theologian, there is Third Way with, between and beyond the traditional and the emergent. He sketches such a Third Way in his new book, Deep Church: A Third Way Beyond Emerging and Traditional . One […]

Health Care Speech: Your Thoughts?

posted by Scot McKnight

President Obama’s speech has a singular goal: to convince the public.  The Democrats in Washington DC are already convinced, but the American public right now is unconvinced. The Senators learned that when they went home. They don’t want that to […]

Tokens Show in Nashville

posted by Scot McKnight

Many of you know about Tokens: “TOKENS features Nashville’s finest musicians and songwriters, provocative interviews with best-selling authors, and cultural and political satire dished up by the Tokens Radio Players. TOKENS is like listening to your favorite old-time public radio […]

Acts and Mission 23

posted by Scot McKnight

Missional communities are apostolically-shaped communities where the wonders of God are seen but where the wonders of God sometimes provoke persecution of the people of God. Here is Acts 5:17-26: Then the high priest and all his associates, who were […]

Basic Economics at the Jesus Creed: Michael Kruse

posted by Scot McKnight

Michael Kruse, who blogs at the Kruse Kronicle, is one of our most faithful conversation partners on the Jesus Creed blog. He has over and over instructed us about economics and so we asked him to do a series for […]

Worthy of Imitation 2

posted by Scot McKnight

“Every time we come closer to God, our desire for him is amplified; in the very fulfillment of the desire, there is planted a deeper yearning to experience more of the beloved.” One of the saints I have read very […]

A President in the Classroom

posted by Scot McKnight

The much-disputed speech of President Obama is now a matter of record. I have posted what is found on the White House site. Now what are your thoughts? I’m wondering what folks are hearing from those who were most concerned?

Snow Leopard (cheers!) and Safari 4 (boo!)

posted by Scot McKnight

Apple announced Mac OS X version 10.6 Snow Leopard ; it’s awesome. We got the family pack and it works great. But, everyone has been yapping about how good Safari 4 is (see cool picture of one of its cool […]

Acts and Mission 22

posted by Scot McKnight

Missional communities are apostolically-shaped communities where the wonders of God are seen. As is made clear time and again in Beverly Gaventa’s The Acts of the Apostles (Abingdon New Testament Commentaries), the Book of Acts describes the mission of God in […]

Genesis One 16 (RJS)

posted by Jesus Creed Admin

Scot has handled most of the discussion on John Walton’s (professor at Wheaton) new book, The Lost World of Genesis One: Ancient Cosmology and the Origins Debate, but I am going to jump in with a post on his next […]

Deep Church as Third Way 1

posted by Scot McKnight

Jim Belcher shares this with thousands of young Christians: “He lived it.” That is, he lived into dissatisfaction with traditional evangelicalism, experienced the allure of the emergent movement, but came away sensing that there is a Third Way with, between […]

Acts and Mission 21

posted by Scot McKnight

Missional communities are not perfect, idealized, romanticized communities. They are apostolically-shaped but still sin-influenced. They are called to join Peter on their knees.  As is made clear time and again in Beverly Gaventa’s The Acts of the Apostles (Abingdon New Testament […]

Worthy of Imitation 1

posted by Scot McKnight

Protestants are nervous about the famous saints of the church, and they are nervous for a variety of reasons, not the least of which is that veneration of saints by some in the Catholic and Orthodox traditions exceeds what is […]

Translation Tribalism 2

posted by Scot McKnight

Translations are now officially and unofficially connected to tribes, and it is not a little bit humorous and also at times quite sad.  Sometimes it sounds like culture wars, and that is sad. Today I want to make one point, […]

Whatever happened to Liturgy?

posted by Scot McKnight

In this brief Sunday afternoon post I’m using the word “liturgy” for the planned and calendar-based order in a Sunday worship service for Christians. Something happened, and we have to wonder if it is good for us. The complete obliteration of […]

Prayer of the Week

posted by Scot McKnight

Grant us, O Lord, to trust in you with all our hearts; for, as you always resist the proud who confide in their own strength, so you never forsake those who make their boast of your mercy; through Jesus Christ […]

Don’t Mess with Texas

posted by Scot McKnight

From NYTimes… What do you think? HOUSTON — President Obama‘s plan to deliver a speech to public school students on Tuesday has set off a revolt among conservative parents, who have accused the president of trying to indoctrinate their children with […]

Weekly Meanderings

posted by Scot McKnight

Pray for PeaceWork for Peace Kristie Berglund … beginning to blog … beginning all over again.Jordon Cooper‘s wise words about writing books. Dan Reid … ever the editor. Eugene on “what is a worshipper?” LL Barkat on serendipity ripples. John […]

Translation Tribalism

posted by Scot McKnight

I am very confident about the prospects of the new NIV (2011). I know those translators and know they are devout and they are accurate translators. I hope you are praying for them, and I hope you listen carefully to […]

Genesis One 15

posted by Scot McKnight

In John Walton’s (professor at Wheaton) new book, The Lost World of Genesis One: Ancient Cosmology and the Origins Debate, we have yet another proposition to discuss: Current debate about Intelligent Design ultimately concerns purpose. Walton thinks Genesis 1 is […]

Atheist Delusions 9

posted by Scot McKnight

David Bentley Hart, a historian of ideas, Atheist Delusions: The Christian Revolution and Its Fashionable Enemies , has been our guide into some of the philosophical and historical issues at work among the new atheists like Dawkins, Harris and Hitchens. […]

The Manse: by PW

posted by Scot McKnight

I have a friend, a pastor’s wife, who often reflects about what it is like to live as a pastor’s spouse, and she has been doing a series for us … today reflecting on the “manse.” Join along in this […]

Acts and Mission 20

posted by Scot McKnight

Acts 4 is a witness to the missional beliefs of Peter and the earliest Christians, and to helps us in this reading, we are reading The Acts of the Apostles (Abingdon New Testament Commentaries). The missional work of God establishes […]

Evolution’s Place? 4 (RJS)

posted by Jesus Creed Admin

I will return to consider the next chapters of Conway Morris’s book Life’s Solution: Inevitable Humans in a Lonely Universe next week. Today I would like to take a brief detour and consider another question. Many authors – Dawkins and […]

Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Life Together 3

posted by Scot McKnight

It is too easy to be tempted to construct church unity on the basis of our personal, missional, or theological unity instead of the spiritual unity that we have only in and through Jesus Christ. After a considerable time of […]

Fantasy Football

posted by Scot McKnight

Is Fantasy Football the root of all evil? Do you play? Why? I don’t get why folks do this, I have to admit. I believe in watching real football, like the Bears themselves, and rooting for that team. I will […]

Acts and Mission 19

posted by Scot McKnight

Acts 4 is a witness to the missional beliefs of Peter and the earliest Christians, and to helps u in this reading, we are reading The Acts of the Apostles (Abingdon New Testament Commentaries). Peter (and John) heal a man; […]

The TNIV: Express your ideas

posted by Scot McKnight

If you have not heard, here’s the basic scoop: Yesterday Christianity Today wrote a piece, a bit on the sensational side, to say the TNIV was being put to rest because of mistakes. Well, as the story developed yesterday, it […]

Christian Consumerism: Branding as a Sign

posted by Scot McKnight

We’ve got a problem in the Church today with Christian branding as a form of triumphalism, and it’s a charge made often enough about others and almost never about ourselves. I want to contend that it is an unhealthy influence […]

Genesis One 14

posted by Scot McKnight

In John Walton’s (professor at Wheaton) new book, The Lost World of Genesis One: Ancient Cosmology and the Origins Debate, we have yet another proposition to discuss: God’s roles as creator and sustainer are less different than we have thought. […]

From NIV to NIVi to TNIV to the NIV 2011

posted by Scot McKnight

From Christianity Today .… [Added: I’m confident, as I look over the CT piece now that it has been expanded, that the NIV Committee for Bible Translation will not squash the TNIV into history but will improve the NIV in […]

Your Pets and the Rapture: What to do?

posted by Scot McKnight

A post rapture pet sitting service… (Warning: satire, about which I’ve said more than enough, but every now and then this kind of stuff can shed light…) What follows is a clip from a post, and you can follow the […]

Acts and Mission 18

posted by Scot McKnight

Acts 4 is a witness to the missional beliefs of Peter and the earliest Christians, and to helps u in this reading, we are reading The Acts of the Apostles (Abingdon New Testament Commentaries). After Peter witnesses to the resurrection-shaped […]

Missional Campus Ministry 4 (RJS)

posted by Jesus Creed Admin

Last week I took my eldest to Bethel University in St. Paul (well Arden Hills) where moving in was truly an experience. The President of the University and his wife, Jay and Barb Barnes, greeted each and every new student […]

Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Life Together 2

posted by Scot McKnight

Bonhoeffer wrote Life Together in one month in 1938. It puts into written form the principles and practices that guided his time at Zingst and Finkenwalde, the underground seminaries of pious Lutherans who opposed Hitler’s ever-encroaching power in the Church […]

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