Jesus Creed
September 2009 Archives

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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, […]

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.  […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 — […]

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 […]