Jesus Creed
January 2010 Archives

The 20th Century began with war between evangelicals or fundamentalists and liberals or modernists. Not only were doctrines under dispute but there was another dispute: was the gospel designed to address spiritual or social problems? It can be said that […]

Chris Hall, in Worshiping With the Church Fathers , examines the topic of prayer in the fathers and begins with a rather bald description of his own difficulties in praying — that paragraph is worth the price of the chp — […]

I recently found myself reading Thomas Sowell’s newest book, Intellectuals and Society , a study of intellectuals — those who are dedicated to ideas and who, in his estimation, are growing in public influence but who are also woefully uninformed […]

We got fresh word recently that a number of churches, from a variety of denominations, are using 40 Days Living the Jesus Creed for Lent. So let me encourage you, if you are looking for ideas, to consider using Lent as […]

Paul’s missional pastoral theology is on display in Acts 20, and we continue from yesterday in looking at this theology. What do you see? 20:25 “And now I know that none of you among whom I went around proclaiming the kingdom […]

Some are arguing strenuously against the megahit movie Avatar. The general complaints are that James Cameron’s movie, while a powerful visual experience, is: Pro-environment Anti-religious Liberal, left-wing agenda Anti-military Worship of nature What do you think?

Stephen C. Meyer has published a (very long, but readable) book, Signature in the Cell: DNA and the Evidence for Intelligent Design, outlining his argument in favor of intelligent design. This book essentially argues that life is very complex, the […]

Not that long ago I blogged through the first volume of James Bryan Smith’s The Apprentice Series. Volume two, The Good and Beautiful Life: Putting on the Character of Christ (The Apprentice Series) , is now available and I’d like […]

What did you think of the President’s speech? Anything raise flags for you? Any major shifts? I’ve done my best to convince myself that the media are overswarming this State of the Union address, and I keep saying to myself, […]

My Jesus of Nazareth class this semester has a new wrinkle. We begin by reciting the Jesus Creed, we have a short quiz, and then — here’s the new part — I read aloud 2-3 pages from Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s classic: […]