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Here Comes the Opening Event for Origins

posted by Scot McKnight

The Church in America is changing, and Origins is at the forefront. Origins is a worldwide network of leaders who follow Jesus thriving on the diversity and creativity growing in the Church.  It’s an externally-focused network of creatives, business leaders, […]

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Christian Legal Society v. Martinez: “T” weighs in

posted by Scot McKnight

We are fortunate here at the Jesus Creed blog to have so many readers and commenters. One of whom is “T” and he is a lawyer. Here are his reflections on the SCOTUS ruling on the California case, and I […]

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Our Common Prayerbook 19 – 3

posted by Scot McKnight

Psalm 19:10-11 give us reasons to immerse ourselves in the Torah of God: 10 They are of greater value than gold, than even a great amount of pure gold; they bring greater delight than honey, than even the sweetest honey […]

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Christ and the Dragons 5

posted by Scot McKnight

James Emery White’s , in his new book ( Christ Among the Dragons: Finding Our Way Through Cultural Challenges), zeroes in the issue of civility. Civility is a huge issue today. Incivility has overtaken the news media (not all of it but […]

Is Ecology part of the Gospel?

posted by Scot McKnight

Here’s a question I have for you, and it is one that lurks in the shadows of many conversations and it comes up more directly in others:  Do you think ecology and the environment are part of the concerns of […]

The SBC and Going Green

posted by Scot McKnight

Russell Moore, at Southern Seminary, was part of drafting this statement from the Southern Baptist Convention about creation care: In a resolution, the [Southern Baptist] Convention called on the government “to act determinatively and with undeterred resolve to end this […]

Caner Ousted as Dean

posted by Scot McKnight

Liberty University demoted Ergun Caner, the first former Muslim to become dean of a seminary, after investigating claims that he made about his religious background. In a statement issued Friday, the Lynchburg, Va.-based university said the investigative committee concluded that […]

On Retirement

posted by Scot McKnight

Retirement has become an entitlement to many in the West, and the sooner the better many believe.  Not all that long ago folks didn’t think like this, and only few could retire the way many do today.  For many, to […]

Our Common Prayerbook 19 – 2

posted by Scot McKnight

Psalm 19 is cut into two themes, and the two themes are not connected at the verbal level by the author as if to say how they relate. The first part has the Creation speaking, and the second part has […]

iPad and Other E-Readers

posted by Scot McKnight

I’m in search of some help. Kindle and Nook and other e-readers now have to compete with the iPad. While the percentage of books read in e-form is still quite low, somewhere about 5%, that number will probably increase.  What […]

In Search of Truth? (RJS)

posted by Jesus Creed Admin

Last Wednesday Science and The Sacred posted an essay by Darrel Falk entitled On Living in the Middle.  The essence of the essay is a discussion of the difficulty in charting a course between extremes – in this case the […]

Christ and the Dragons 4

posted by Scot McKnight

It struck me the other day, when walking from one room to another in my home, that James Emery White’s , in his new book ( Christ Among the Dragons: Finding Our Way Through Cultural Challenges), is addressing largely the same questions […]

Are Christians Really….?

posted by Scot McKnight

I’ve got a new book sitting here that will be a dynamic book to read and blog about. It’s by one of my favorite bloggers who has written what I think is one of the most encouraging and myth-busting books […]

Barna’s Newest Study: Who Participates?

posted by Scot McKnight

A new study from the Barna Group explores the profile of Americans who actively participate in faith. The study examined various expressions of “group” faith, such as: church attendance, small groups, adult Sunday school programs, church volunteering, and house churches. (Definitions of […]

Our Common Prayerbook 19 – 1

posted by Scot McKnight

This psalm, Psalm 19, is one of the psalms that many Christians instantly recognize or one from which many can cite. The psalm has two halves and you can read the whole psalm after the jump. The first half is […]

Christ and the Dragons 3

posted by Scot McKnight

James Emery White , in his new book ( Christ Among the Dragons: Finding Our Way Through Cultural Challenges), takes on big themes, and the 3d chp is about culture. The big question is his: What would the world look like if […]

Tradition, a post by “T”

posted by Scot McKnight

“T,” one of our most faithful readers of this blog, has a set of questions about the value of “tradition” in the Christian church… and his appeal to the Wesleyan Quadrilateral is an excellent example of doing just what he […]

Praying with the Psalms: Mike Cope

posted by Scot McKnight

Mike Cope, one of the many fine preachers I’ve heard in my life, agreed to write a post about Lynn Anderson’s new, excellent book on prayer and the Psalms: Talking Back to God: Speaking Your Heart to God Through the […]

Missional Ministries Resource

posted by Scot McKnight

There is a widespread nervousness about evangelism: What is your church doing? Is your church broadening its sense of evangelism? Are all called to be evangelists? What book or resource is most helpful to you and in your setting? There […]

Prayer for the Week

posted by Scot McKnight

Almighty God, you have built your Church upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief cornerstone: Grant us so to be joined together in unity of spirit by their teaching, that we may be […]

Saturday Afternoon Book Review: Wesley Vander Lugt

posted by Scot McKnight

Stanley Hauerwas, Hannah’s Child: A Theologian’s Memoir Reviewed by Wesley Vander Lugt wsvanderlugt.wordpress.com It was hard to know what to expect from Stanley Hauerwas’s memoir, but I think I received more than I expected. If you are expecting Hauerwas’s own […]

Your World Cup Predictions … and an Award for the Winner

posted by Scot McKnight

Here’s the deal: You predict the Final Four and the Final Two by the end of Saturday, June 26, and I will send you a copy of any book I have written.  You get one prediction … this ain’t like […]

Weekly Meanderings

posted by Scot McKnight

Below the Rock of Cashel, an ancient monastery Jim Martin has a very good post right here. Israel and Palestine, a Messianic Jewish perspective. Tamara on releasing the power of Jesus. Garrison Keillor: “And if you want to write, you […]

Last Dinner in Ireland

posted by Scot McKnight

Cottage Pie, Fish and Chips, and what looks like Guinness!  One week ago, at The Quay in Temple Bar in Dublin.

iPhone4 vs. Droid: Round One

posted by Scot McKnight

OK folks, let’s hear from the users.  Which is the better phone? iPhone or Droid? Full disclosure: we are an Apple family. We use the iPhone and now have the upgrade OS4 (but not the iPhone4). But, I’m hearing some […]

So what does “empire” mean?

posted by Scot McKnight

Today one of the most evocative terms to use, especially as a one-word put down, is the word “empire.” Very few define it. Most connect it with Constantine. Most are using to defend Leftist politics and use it to critique […]

Constitution or Conversation? (RJS)

posted by Jesus Creed Admin

I am reading Brian McLaren’s new book A New Kind of Christianity: Ten Questions That Are Transforming the Faith as part of a book group in discussion with University students and scholars. One thing about this book – it makes […]

Stanley Fish on Teaching and Student Evaluations

posted by Scot McKnight

What do you think of Student Evaluations? Is customer satisfaction theory the best way to measure a teacher? From Stanley Fish… The relationship between present action and the judgment of value is different in other contexts. If a waiter asks […]

If the soccer gods were in charge of tennis…

posted by Scot McKnight

If the soccer gods were in charge of the game of tennis, and of Wimbledon in particular, instead of a 70-68 marathon record-breaking 5th set, what would we have had?  Yep, you guessed it.  First service ace wins! Or, each […]

The Heroic Dimension of the Monastics

posted by Scot McKnight

An element of the monastics that seems passed by is the heroic efforts some of them endured or attempted. Here on the top of Skellig Michael, one hour boat ride from shore, 12 monks constructed over 600 steps from the […]

Our Common Prayerbook 18 – 7

posted by Scot McKnight

The psalmist, after describing his own deliverance and victory in battle, gives praise to God for his victory. David sees this victory not only as a vindication of himself, and of God, but it reveals something about God: the one […]

Bobby Jindal, Nikki Haley and Hindu Converts to Christianity

posted by Scot McKnight

Aseem Shukla is not happy about the conversions of Bobby Jindal (from Hinduism) and Nikki Haley (from Sikhism). Shukla is a Hindu himself, and finds the public disavowal of their Dharma faiths by Jindal and Haley as well as their […]

Christ and the Dragons 2

posted by Scot McKnight

James Emery White thinks evangelicalism is teetering over a precipice, and his new book — Christ Among the Dragons: Finding Our Way Through Cultural Challenges  — probes topics that are in need of serious discussion.  Orthodoxy is one such topic. Orthodoxy […]

A Response to Responses

posted by Scot McKnight

In a recent article in CT, I called into question historical Jesus studies — as an enterprise. In varying ways, each of the respondents in the CT format — Tom Wright, Darrell Bock and Craig Keener — reaffirmed their commitment […]

Everything’s Connected

posted by Scot McKnight

Like …

posted by Scot McKnight

One great thing about being in Ireland was the absence of “like”…

Our Common Prayerbook: Psalm 18 – 6

posted by Scot McKnight

The language of defeat is prominent in Psalm 18:35-45 (see after the jump), so prominent it might offend. David, or whoever this might be, exults in the defeat of his enemies and he looks to God for that victory. In […]

Christ and the Dragons 1

posted by Scot McKnight

James Emery White thinks evangelicalism is teetering over a precipice. Or, put in his words about the evangelical world he once knew, “that era of evangelical faith in America is now gone.” Perhaps that is fine, he adds. What he […]

The Future of Denominations

posted by Scot McKnight

Ed Stetzer, an astute observer of American Christianity, has a piece in CT about denominations. Many denominational leaders today are worried about clear trends; I’m asked about the issue often and I do see denominational loyalty on the decline… but […]

Were it not for humans, church would be great

posted by Scot McKnight

Carolyn Arends gets it right in her piece at CT: The story of Christianity ultimately leaves me shocked at the risks God takes with humans. Even the greatest lights in church history were dishearteningly imperfect. For all his heroism, Luther […]

Our Common Prayerbook 18 – 5

posted by Scot McKnight

Psalm 18 is a long psalm. 18:30-34 is a strong word, a word about God that leads us to learn to trust in God and to depend on God, especially when life seems to be at its worst. Here the […]

Evolution in the Key of D (RJS)

posted by Jesus Creed Admin

I recently received a copy of John F. Haught‘s new book Making Sense of Evolution: Darwin, God, and the Drama of Life. Haught is a Senior Fellow in Science and Religion at Woodstock Theological Center, Georgetown University and Professor of […]

I agree!

posted by Scot McKnight

From Joseph Bottums, at First Things, on the bloody execution of Ronnie Lee Gardner last week in Utah: They did it, the blood-hungry fools. Last night, just after midnight out in Draper, Utah, they trussed up Ronnie Lee Gardner like a […]

Irish Bible Institute … Dublin

posted by Scot McKnight

We were invited to Dublin to the Irish Bible Institute to do a two-day institute on the early Christian gospel. It was a wonderful experience, and I’d like to say a few things about it. First, the people were wonderfully […]

Our Common Prayerbook 18 – 4

posted by Scot McKnight

We are back in the saddle, and that means we resume our year-long (or longer) look through the Psalms. As a reminder, we are specially scouting the divine (to use the words of Margaret Feinberg’s excellent book). Here we scout […]

Until Now? Israel and the USA

posted by Scot McKnight

David Horowitz and Jacob Laksin: For decades now, Israel has been isolated and alone in the community of nations, with one crucial exception. That exception has been theUnited States, a country on which it has relied for its survival throughout its 60-year […]

Deliverance of God 9 (Matt Edwards)

posted by Scot McKnight

The Deliverance of God – Review and Conclusions Campbell has suggested three steps that JT advocates need to take in response to his rereading: (1) demonstrate that JT is a valid option for Paul, (2) answer his critique, and (3) […]

Humor in the Pulpit

posted by Scot McKnight

What do you think of humor in the pulpit? Collin Hansen, at Christianity Today, writes about it and warns about it. If you went to seminary or took a preaching class, what were you told? Is this a personality thing? […]

Congratulations to Graeme McDowell

posted by Scot McKnight

From Northern Island, Graeme McDowell, who plays up on the Portrush golf course in the picture below, has just won the US Open at Pebble Beach. The conditions at Pebble Beach were nothing compared to what McDowell plays in Northern […]

Pebble Beach of Northern Ireland

posted by Scot McKnight

We drove by and back by and then back by again so I could just gawk at Portrush … it was windy and crisp and I can’t imagine how demanding it would be to play the course. Someday, perhaps.  

Promoting the Gospel

posted by Scot McKnight

Whether we like it or not, words like “evangelism” and even “proclaiming” the gospel are falling out of favor in the current generation. One reason why clearly surrounds the silliness, zaniness and utter nonsense some Christians fall for when it […]

Ancient Worship, Ancient Location

posted by Scot McKnight

Here are two pictures from Glendalough, the historic church and site of St Kevin, one of Ireland’s saints. The day was gorgeous and this site rests in a beautiful valley.

Preparing for Eucharist

posted by Scot McKnight

John Mark Hicks, Come to the Table: Revisioning the Lord’s Supper , explores themes of the Eucharist in such a fresh manner. Those who come to the Table are confessing that Jesus is the Lord and that they are in submission to […]

Prayer for the Week

posted by Scot McKnight

O Lord, make us have perpetual love and reverence for your holy Name, for you never fail to help and govern those whom you have set upon the sure foundation of your loving kindness; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives […]

The Rope Bridge at Carrick-a-Rede

posted by Scot McKnight

Click on the photo and you can see why some folks don’t want any part of walking across that rope bridge.

Saturday Afternoon [Morning] Book Review: Andy Holt

posted by Scot McKnight

Blog Book Review:There Is a God: How the World’s Most Notorious Atheist Changed His Mind by Antony Flew Questions: How does the “conversion” of a notorious atheist strengthen your faith? What are the most important philosophical questions regarding the existence […]

Antrim Coast

posted by Scot McKnight

We left Dublin and headed for Belfast and at Belfast we managed to escape the temptation to examine Cerrickfergus Castle so we could take a more leisurely drive up the coast to the Antrim Coast on the top of the […]

Giant’s Causeway

posted by Scot McKnight

On the Antrim Coast, not far west from Carrick-a-Rede (pictures yesterday), is a set of formations that is unlike anything I’ve ever seen. As the volcanic stuff cooled, it cracked into mostly hexagon pieces. Incredible.

Deliverance of God 8 (Matt Edwards)

posted by Scot McKnight

This is an incredible series being offered to us by Matt Edwards: a nine part summary and response to Douglas Campbell’s mega-book, The Deliverance of God: An Apocalyptic Rereading of Justification in Paul . Thanks to Matt Edwards. The Deliverance […]

Carrick-a-Rede

posted by Scot McKnight

On the far north coast of Ireland, what is called the Antrim Coast, you can find the remains of an old fortress but the only way to cross from the mainland parts of the place to the outer island is […]

This little Puffin wonders why…

posted by Scot McKnight

Gannets galore!

posted by Scot McKnight

Next to Skellig Michael is Skellig Little, and the island is overtaken by Gannets. I took this picture into the sky, so it’s a bit too light, but if you click on the picture it will blow up and you […]

Puffins…

posted by Scot McKnight

We have not had good access for a few days, but here’s a picture of one the little puffins we spent Wednesday with.

Facing the Future in Community (RJS)

posted by Jesus Creed Admin

BioLogos held a workshop at Gordon College last week – well attended and well worth the time from what I hear. Some 50-70 people were in attendance, mostly college professors. Several regular readers of this blog were at the workshop.  […]

Creation, Cosmology, and Context (RJS)

posted by Jesus Creed Admin

The introduction to a series on William P. Brown‘s new book, The Seven Pillars of Creation: The Bible, Science, and the Ecology of Wonder, got off with something of a whimper. Perhaps this post will excite more interest. The formula […]

Truth by Survey? (RJS)

posted by Jesus Creed Admin

This opinion piece by Lee Dye from abcNews meshes well with several of the recent topics of discussion – including the extensive discussion of Rodney Stark’s book What Americans Really Believe, the post on Living in Denial,  and the ever […]

Deliverance of God 7 (Matt Edwards)

posted by Scot McKnight

This is an incredible series being offered to us by Matt Edwards: a nine part summary and response to Douglas Campbell’s mega-book, The Deliverance of God: An Apocalyptic Rereading of Justification in Paul . Thanks to Matt Edwards. The Deliverance […]

What is Required?

posted by Scot McKnight

When you “join” your church or “profess your faith” or “get baptized” or complete your confirmation — depending on your church orientation —  what are you asked to do? Are you asked to tell your story of faith? What is […]

An Absence of Mind … Is Altruism Rational? (RJS)

posted by Jesus Creed Admin

Marilynne Robinson is best known as a novelist for Gilead, Housekeeping, and Home. Her most recent book, Absence of Mind: The Dispelling of Inwardness from the Modern Myth of the Self, takes a stab at something different – but not […]

Do Evangelicals Want to Control DC?

posted by Scot McKnight

One of the more interesting studies in the What Americans Really Believe is the study on Faith and Politics. Rodney Stark is not going to make friends with his opening sentence, and he certainly doesn’t try to probe why the […]

How Irreligious are the Irreligious?

posted by Scot McKnight

One of the trends many of us have heard and repeated is the decline of religion in America, and one of the indicators was the rise in surveys of those who called themselves “irreligious” or checked a box that said […]

Deliverance of God 6 (Matt Edwards)

posted by Scot McKnight

This is an incredible series being offered to us by Matt Edwards: a nine part summary and response to Douglas Campbell’s mega-book, The Deliverance of God: An Apocalyptic Rereading of Justification in Paul . Thanks to Matt Edwards. The Deliverance […]

Jesus the Benefactor 7

posted by Scot McKnight

The Gospels tell us a different story, a story of Jesus praying to God and being empowered by God. In the midst of Luke’s depiction of Jesus the Benefactor, Luke tells us that “Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and […]

Glendalough and Monasterboice

posted by Scot McKnight

On our first day in Ireland we were kindly taken by Tony and Lesley Coffey down to Glendalough, an old monastery in Ireland (6th Century). Here is a picture of the small chapels — home for St Kevin.   And […]

Preparing for Eucharist

posted by Scot McKnight

John Mark Hicks, Come to the Table: Revisioning the Lord’s Supper , explores themes of the Eucharist in such a fresh manner. The Table testifies to — tells the story of — the communal ethic of the followers of Jesus. We eat […]

Prayer for the Week

posted by Scot McKnight

Keep, O Lord, your household the Church in your steadfast faith and love, that through your grace we may proclaim your truth with boldness, and minister your justice with compassion; for the sake of our Savior Jesus Christ, who lives […]

Saturday Afternoon Book Review: David Cramer

posted by Scot McKnight

Christian America and the Kingdom of God By Richard T. Hughes; forward by Brian McLaren. Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 2009. Cloth, 232 pages. $29.95. ISBN: 978-0-252-03285-1. Reviewed by David C. Cramer, who has graduate degrees in philosophy and […]

Great News about Swaziland!

posted by Scot McKnight

Many of you know that the Jesus Creed blog is raising funds for the orphans of Mabanteneni in Swaziland. Well, here’s some good news: four more children have been sponsored in the last two or three weeks and we are […]

Jesus the Benefactor 6

posted by Scot McKnight

I attended school with a girl who had a big fat wobbly blob on her knee. It just hung there and when she moved it jiggled. I was socialized not to say anything to her like “What’s that weird thing […]

Is Religion/God Dying Out?

posted by Scot McKnight

One of the more fascinating developments in our time is the nearly absolute contrast between data and the claims by many that religion, church, Christianity and even God are all dying out. So, it is not without interest to me […]

Deliverance of God 5 (Matt Edwards)

posted by Scot McKnight

This is an incredible series being offered to us by Matt Edwards: a nine part summary and response to Douglas Campbell’s mega-book, The Deliverance of God: An Apocalyptic Rereading of Justification in Paul . Thanks to Matt Edwards. The Deliverance […]

Jesus the Benefactor 5

posted by Scot McKnight

Benefactor in the Evening at the Table We tell our friends that our favorite “place” in Italy is “evening.” It doesn’t make sense except to us so we explain ourselves. Our favorite place is evening because at evening we enjoy […]

Can We Prove Augustine?

posted by Scot McKnight

Augustine’s famous opening lines in his The Confessions (Everyman’s Library) says something like this: You [God] have made us for yourself and we are restless until we find ourselves in You. One way of putting this is that humans are […]

Living in Denial? (RJS)

posted by Jesus Creed Admin

Michael Kruse brought an article to my attention a few weeks ago by Debora MacKenzie in New Scientist entitled Living in Denial: Why sensible people reject the truth. This article is part of a series of articles discussing the issues […]

Jesus the Benefactor 4

posted by Scot McKnight

Powerful Benefactor  So he leaves backwater Nazareth and sets up his kingdom-dream shop in a more cosmopolitan location, in Capernaum, a central stop for the trade route from Damascus to Jerusalem or to the Mediterranean and even down to Alexandria. […]

Who Tithes These Days?

posted by Scot McKnight

You might be surprised what the numbers tell us about who and who doesn’t tithe. In What Americans Really Believe we get a pretty full disclosure of some significant facts about tithing. But there’s an issue here: some pastors urge […]

Deliverance of God 4 (Matt Edwards)

posted by Scot McKnight

This is an incredible series being offered to us by Matt Edwards: a nine part summary and response to Douglas Campbell’s mega-book, The Deliverance of God: An Apocalyptic Rereading of Justification in Paul . Thanks to Matt Edwards. The Deliverance […]

Jesus the Benefactor 3

posted by Scot McKnight

Benefactions for All  I was once at a small gathering of mostly Roman Catholics in the City of Chicago where we were talking about being benefactors to the poor in the northern suburbs of Chicago. Toward the end of our […]

Spiritual, but not religious

posted by Scot McKnight

What percent of Americans, according to the best and most recent statistics (both GSS and Baylor’s study are nearly the same here), are “spiritual but not religious”? And what is a profile of the “spiritual but not religious” person? (Fascinating.) […]

An Absence of Mind? (RJS)

posted by Jesus Creed Admin

Marilynne Robinson is best known as a novelist for Gilead, Housekeeping, and Home. Her most recent book, Absence of Mind: The Dispelling of Inwardness from the Modern Myth of the Self, takes a stab at something different – but not […]

Jesus the Benefactor 2

posted by Scot McKnight

Doing Good: Jesus the Benefactor              We might connect “benefactors” with those who give big wads of money to schools and churches, or who donate sums of wealth to honorable building projects in the city, or […]

Rift Widens among Anglicans

posted by Scot McKnight

From CNN.com’s report about Rowan Williams, the American Episcopal Church’s decision to ordain a bishop who is lesbian, and the problems this creates among the worldwide Anglican communion. Should you be interested in an excellent biography of Rowan Williams, I […]

The Devil Made Me Do It

posted by Scot McKnight

The comparison of these two numbers surprised me: while 89% of Americans believe “most evil in the world is caused by mankind” only 25% believed human nature is basically evil. Terms aside, one would think that if that many think […]

Deliverance of God 3 (Matt Edwards)

posted by Scot McKnight

This is an incredible series being offered to us by Matt Edwards: a nine part summary and response to Douglas Campbell’s mega-book, The Deliverance of God: An Apocalyptic Rereading of Justification in Paul . Thanks to Matt Edwards. The Deliverance […]

Jesus the Benefactor 1

posted by Scot McKnight

This series, too, emerges from a chapter I wrote that didn’t “fit” into the book, so I’m posting it this week… while we are in Ireland. The best book I’ve seen that looks at Jesus through the lens of benefactor […]

James is coming

posted by Scot McKnight

Our James commentary is already posted at Amazon. Thanks Eerdmans for getting it up so early. The Letter of James (NICNT) (New International Commentary on the New Testament)

Preparing for Eucharist

posted by Scot McKnight

John Mark Hicks, Come to the Table: Revisioning the Lord’s Supper , explores themes of the Eucharist in such a fresh manner. The Table of the Lord is a Table of hope and a Table of Joy. There is a proper sacred […]

Prayer for the Week

posted by Scot McKnight

O God, from whom all good proceeds: Grant that by your inspiration we may think those things that are right, and by your merciful guiding may do them; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the […]

Saturday Afternoon Book Review: Andy Holt

posted by Scot McKnight

The picture to the right we use for our Saturday Afternoon Book Review is from the Long Room at Trinity College in Dublin. We were just in the Long Room, which is above the Book of Kells, this morning! Blog […]

Coach Wooden, You Were the Best

posted by Scot McKnight

From CNN.com… we are saddened to hear that Coach John Wooden, the greatest NCAA basketball coach ever, has died.  (CNN) — He was known as the Wizard of Westwood, the architect of a dynasty at UCLA that will never be equaled. […]

No More Impostors 5

posted by Scot McKnight

If everyone is welcome, no one should be an impostor and no one should suffer with Impostor Syndrome in the community of Jesus. His dream kingdom brought to the teeming surface the vision that everyone was worthy and therefore everyone […]

Meanderings on Vacation

posted by Scot McKnight

We’re out of the country, and since that means I won’t have time for Meanderings, they are on hold for a couple of weeks. But I’ll have a post up to discuss … And maybe folks could just drop links […]

Replays in Baseball?

posted by Scot McKnight

Football is better because of replay, and so is basketball better. But baseball, the national pastime? Yes, watching replay monitors to see if a ball was a home run or a fair ball … that seems fine. But once we […]

Judging God, Engaging God

posted by Scot McKnight

The Baylor Survey of Religion study (What Americans Really Believe ) examined the correlation between one’s view of God and one’s commitment to religious practices. It measured American religious commitment by prayer, church attendance, religious experience, Bible reading, identification as […]

Deliverance of God 2 (Matt Edwards)

posted by Scot McKnight

This is an incredible series being offered to us by Matt Edwards: a nine part summary and response to Douglas Campbell’s mega-book, The Deliverance of God: An Apocalyptic Rereading of Justification in Paul . Thanks to Matt Edwards. The Deliverance […]

No More Impostors 4

posted by Scot McKnight

Welcome and worth              Jesus and the earliest Christians deconstructed the Impostor Syndrome before it ever got the name, and it should never have arisen in the church at all. The one place on Planet Earth where people […]

Best Celtic of All Time?

posted by Scot McKnight

What are the options? 1. Bill Russell 2. Larry Bird 3. Bob Cousy 4. Hondo (if you don’t know who he is, well then….) 5. Dave Cowens 6. Paul Pierce 7. Sam Jones Hands down, Larry Bird.

Memorial Day Reflections: David Opderbeck

posted by Scot McKnight

I enjoy Memorial Day. As an American, it feels right to remember and celebrate the sacrifices of our soldiers. As a Christian, however, I feel ambivalent about this kind of celebration. Pageantry, uniforms, parades, and the rhetoric of civil virtue […]

What Does Your Church do on July 4?

posted by Scot McKnight

Many pastors today are struggling with a topic and it’s a tough one to bring up in the church. Many don’t know where to go or what to do, but it’s basically this: Many today are uncomfortable, in fact downright […]

Seven Pillars of Creation 1 (RJS)

posted by Jesus Creed Admin

Today I begin a series on William P. Brown‘s new book: The Seven Pillars of Creation: The Bible, Science, and the Ecology of Wonder.This book was brought to my attention by David Vinson (who by the way also wrote a […]

No More Impostors 3

posted by Scot McKnight

When Christians are Impostors Immigration statistics prove that the USA is becoming more and more diverse. One of the most notable sectors of growth is among Mexican Americans. Some churches are trying to “reach” Mexican Americans for Christ. I applaud […]

Can it be accidental?

posted by Scot McKnight

Five years to the day later, Joran van der Sloot is the suspect of killing a young woman – this time in Peru.

Michael Horton Reviews N.T. Wright’s “After You Believe”

posted by Scot McKnight

Here’s a clip that gets at the core of Horton’s critique of NT Wright, After You Believe: Why Christian Character Matters … from the review in CT: In spite of a few quibbles, I was impressed by this book’s popular […]

We Crave This….

posted by Scot McKnight

From Edward T. Oakes, on New Atheism, the Big Bang theory, and our need for narratives that make meaning of existence: But leaving aside Hoyle’s own indulgence in Just So scenarios, I do think he’s on to something: Lots of […]

Deliverance of God 1 (Matt Edwards)

posted by Scot McKnight

This is an incredible series being offered to us by Matt Edwards: a nine part summary and response to Douglas Campbell’s mega-book, The Deliverance of God: An Apocalyptic Rereading of Justification in Paul . Thanks to Matt Edwards. The Deliverance […]

No More Impostors 2

posted by Scot McKnight

This post is part 2 in a series on the impostor syndrome. When a class is Impostors             Have you ever heard of the Dalit? Sometimes called the “untouchables,” the Dalit are a class of people in South Asia (notably in India where there […]

Best LA Laker of all time?

posted by Scot McKnight

There are four options: 1. Elgin Baylor 2. Kareem Abdul Jabaar (Lew Alcindor) 3. Magic Johnson 4. Kobe Bryant The best ever? For me, Elgin Baylor noses Kareem, with Kobe nosing out Magic.

Unanswered Questions about Israeli-Gaza Incident

posted by Scot McKnight

Here are my unanswered questions: Was that boat, or the flotilla, properly contacted in advance to say the boats must pass inspection? Is this protocol? Was Israel within its rights to inspect the boats? Were those on the boat told […]

As Bob Barker put it, “Come on Down!”

posted by Scot McKnight

Myths We Believe … (RJS)

posted by Jesus Creed Admin

Today we conclude our look at the recent book by Elaine Howard Ecklund Science vs Religion: What Scientists Really Think. The earlier installment are here: first, second, third and fourth. The book relates various insights about science and religion that […]

No More Impostors 1

posted by Scot McKnight

This week — Tuesday through Saturday — I will do a series on the impostor syndrome and the church, and I will be arguing that the Church is the one place where the impostor syndrome needs to end. This was […]

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Theology After Darwin 1 (RJS)
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Almost Christian 4
Who does well when it comes to passing on the faith to the youth? Studies show two groups do really well: conservative Protestants and Mormons; two groups that don't do well are mainline Protestants and Roman Catholics. Kenda Dean's ...

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Let's Get Neanderthal!
The Cave Man Diet, or Paleo Diet, is getting attention. (Nothing is said about Culver's at all.) The big omission, I have to admit, is that those folks were hunters -- using spears or smacking some rabbit upside the conk or grabbing a fish or ...

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