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I don’t mention music often but… Josh Fox

posted by Scot McKnight

I’ve been listening to Josh Fox’s new album, Radiant, and especially to track 2: Mighty is Our God. It puts into music and lyrics the essence of Psalm 19. (iTunes link.) The song begins with an almost Robin Mark-beat and […]

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Christ and the Dragons 6

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. We looked at one treatment of the theme Wednesday and today we look at a second one: […]

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Things I Used to Believe …

posted by Scot McKnight

C. Michael Patton has a post meandering through things he used to believe. But he isn’t so sure anymore. Like you are either 100% correct in theology or wrong. Or all sins are equal in God’s sight. The unbeliever’s skepticism […]

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Our Common Prayerbook 19 – 4

posted by Scot McKnight

We close out Psalm 19 today, and we recall that it had two sections — one that saw creation praising God and one that sees the human praising God for his Word. The “word” of creation has a silent praise; […]

Historical Jesus Scholars: New Theory!

posted by Scot McKnight

All in good fun. Did you see this one?

Are Christians Really….? 1

posted by Scot McKnight

As I mentioned Monday afternoon, I’ve got a new book sitting here that will be a dynamic book to read and blog about. It’s one of the most encouraging and myth-busting books of the last two decades. The book is […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.

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 […]

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 […]

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.) […]

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 […]

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

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 […]

Brian McLaren on Pluralism

posted by Scot McKnight

In this interview with Spencer Burke, Brian McLaren maps his view of pluralism and how this view can chart a new kind of Christianity.  

Prayers for Peace on Memorial Day

posted by Scot McKnight

Almighty God, kindle, we pray, in every heart the true love of peace, and guide with your wisdom those who take counsel for the nations of the earth, that in tranquillity your dominion may increase until the earth is filled […]

The Undocumented and the Laws of the Bible

posted by Scot McKnight

When I began hearing Christians chat about how to follow the Bible when it comes to the undocumented and illegals, I was a bit amazed both by the right and the left. This piece by Brad Hirschfield is exacting in […]

Lut’ran Airlines

posted by Scot McKnight

If I were a fiction reader …

posted by Scot McKnight

I don’t read fiction, but I do read the one-and-only master essayist Joseph Epstein, which means every now and then, when Epstein comes out with a new collection of short stories, I pony up and offend my principles and then […]

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. His fifth theme is about grace. The Table is not a burden to bear nor is a guilt trip to […]

Prayer for the Week

posted by Scot McKnight

Almighty and everlasting God, you have given to us your servants grace, by the confession of a true faith, to acknowledge the glory of the eternal Trinity, and in the power of your divine Majesty to worship the Unity: Keep […]

Trinity Sunday

posted by Scot McKnight

Today is Trinity Sunday, so I want to post this about the Trinity: How have theologians understood — or explained — the Trinity? Ron Highfield’s new book, Great Is the Lord: Theology for the Praise of God , sketches the “Trinity” as well […]

Saturday Afternoon Book Review: Matt Edwards

posted by Scot McKnight

We welcome the reviews of books by readers of this blog, and ask that you survey the book so that our readers know the contents and then weigh in with your evaluations — both positive and negative. Do send me […]

Changes in the ELCA

posted by Scot McKnight

Lutherans don’t appear here all that much, but it’s mostly because they have their own networks and I don’t seem to be a part of them. From First Things, by Robert Benne, emeritus at Roanoke College. The decisions in the ELCA […]

Weekly Meanderings

posted by Scot McKnight

Indeed, curved yellow fruit! (HT: Don Johnson) Dan Kimball‘s got a great post. Karen’s Pentecost prayer and reflection. Chaplain Mike’s issues with evangelicalism. Mark Thursdays and read Jim Martin’s “Ministry Inside.” Allan Bevere discusses “mediocre pastors and churches.” Bill Donahue […]

It’s Time to Say “Goodbye!” (Funny video)

posted by Scot McKnight

Another funny one from Bag of Nothing:

Sad Story

posted by Scot McKnight

From Foreign Policy by Mohammad Qayoumi: On a recent trip to Afghanistan, British Defense Secretary Liam Fox drew fire for calling it “a broken 13th-century country.” The most common objection was not that he was wrong, but that he was […]

Women are More Religious, but Why?

posted by Scot McKnight

The Baylor Survey of Religion confirmed a long held claim: women are more religious (see Rodney Stark, What Americans Really Believe. Here’s a big picture set of numbers: 69% vs. 57% believe in God Men are twice as likely to be atheists. […]

Europe: Is this the way forward?

posted by Scot McKnight

A thoughtful, fact-filled essay on the social welfare stresses in Europe: PARIS — Across Western Europe, the “lifestyle superpower,” the assumptions and gains of a lifetime are suddenly in doubt. The deficit crisis that threatens the euro has also undermined the sustainability […]

Just Sayin’ (!!!!!)

posted by Scot McKnight

Should Marijuana be Decriminalized? (California votes.)

posted by Scot McKnight

California will vote this November on decriminalizing marijuana. (The link in that previous sentence is to the Reuters report a little while back.)  What are the positives and what are the negatives? Do you think it’s the Federal or State […]

An Aussie and German Run (not walk) on Water

posted by Scot McKnight

Our Common Prayerbook 18 – 3

posted by Scot McKnight

In Psalm 18, which you can read in its entirety after the jump, David testifies to the goodness of God for delivering him from the threshold of death and chaos (18:1-6). But vv. 7-15 contain a mosaic of metaphors for […]

Does God Care about Sports?

posted by Scot McKnight

This one actually emerges from one’s theological orientation, but there’s a very good set of questions and observations at CNN.com, and in our sports-shaped world today, a good conversation awaits us: Baseball players point to the heavens after hitting home […]

Rodney Stark on the Crusades

posted by Scot McKnight

From Patheos … an interview with Rodney Stark about his book on the crusades (God’s Battalions: The Case for the Crusades )… The Crusades did not arise ex nihilo, but were part of a broader historical and geographical narrative. Can you […]

Our Common Prayerbook 18 – 2

posted by Scot McKnight

Psalm 18 is a long psalm about praising God for his deliverance. David declares that he called out to God (v. 3); he describes his situation out of which he needed deliverance (vv. 4-5); and he declares that God answered […]

The Overlooked Dimension of American Religious Life

posted by Scot McKnight

The Baylor Survey of Religion studied religious experience ( Rodney Stark, What Americans Really Believe. Almost scorned by theologians and professors and routinely ignored by research into religions, The Baylor Study found that 2 of 3 respondents reported having at least one […]

Karl Giberson Challenges the New Atheists

posted by Scot McKnight

From USAToday… For the sake of argument, let us set aside questions about the truth of religion vs. the truth of science. Suppose there is no such thing as religious truth, as Richard Dawkins argued in The God Delusion. Allow that the “New […]

Preaching and Worship Collaboration at Elmbrook

posted by Scot McKnight

I’m teaming up with Mel Lawrenz and the worship staff at Elmbrook for a one-day event that seeks to connect preaching ministry with worship ministry. It’s an all-day event on June 29 at Elmbrook near Milwaukee. My focus will be […]

Rodney Stark Live!

posted by Scot McKnight

From Patheos… an interview with Rodney Stark. Some progressives say that evangelicals are making the same mistake on the opposite side, by confusing their faith with conservative politics. What happens with “progressives” is that they cannot get any traction amongst […]

Our Common Prayerbook 18 – 1

posted by Scot McKnight

We are plodding along through the Psalms, and we call this our “common prayerbook” but it is the one prayerbook that unites all Christians. Furthermore, the Psalms aren’t here simply so we can figure out the inner heart of David […]

Great is the Lord 7

posted by Scot McKnight

How can we talk about God? Seriously, the vastness and immensity and infinity of God beggar description and tax human language to the limit, so taxing in fact that we must admit the limitations of all God-talk. This is the […]

On Lost

posted by Scot McKnight

Sarah Pulliam Bailey, a fine journalist at CT, writes about “Lost” in WSJ.  How do you explain the phenomenon? What do you think is the point? Here’s an excerpt with her thesis tucked in…  ‘Lost’ Devotees Need a Little Faith […]

Help us pick the cover to my next book

posted by Scot McKnight

Let’s call them “Car” and “Blue” and “Window”. Which do you like the most?  Here’s the promo piece from Zondervan: In One.Life, Scot McKnight offers a manifesto of Christian faith that beckons readers out of the rut of religious rituals […]

Our Common Prayerbook 17 – 2

posted by Scot McKnight

Psalm 17 describes in metaphorical flourishes the psalmist’s enemies.  But before David, or whoever the psalmist was, describes them, he calls on God to act. Then he describes the nastiness of his enemies; then he pleads with God to be […]

In Defense of Megachurches

posted by Scot McKnight

The Baylor Survey of Religion studied megachurches, criticisms of megachurches, and whether or not the criticisms were right. You can find the study here: Rodney Stark, What Americans Really Believe  . I should fess up right away: Kris and I, […]

Review of Tom Wright’s “After You Believe”

posted by Scot McKnight

A clip from Books & Culture, my review of Tom Wright’s newest book  … Tom Wright is  well-known for insightful theories about Judaism that are swiftly developed so we gain fresh and enduring insights into the New Testament. He has  […]

Mystery Flower: Can You Identify It?

posted by Scot McKnight

Sometime back I mentioned that Kris and I bought (last season) three Iceland poppy plants. They were fine until one seemed to be getting too big. During the winter, one of them (the big one), didn’t even seem to lose […]

A New, Popular Psalter

posted by Scot McKnight

I want to mention this again because of what I’m hearing through the back window… more and more Christians are wanting a prayerbook. Paraclete has produced a beautiful NIV Psalter called: The Paraclete Psalter: A 4-Week Cycle for Daily Prayer […]

Fresh Food at the Pantry

posted by Scot McKnight

Great story at CNN.com… what can we do? Ample Harvest West Milford, New Jersey (CNN) — For Gary Oppenheimer, 2007 was a year of plenty. His backyard garden produced a bountiful harvest with a surplus of spaghetti squash, melons, pumpkins, tomatoes, […]

One of the Best Church Signs Ever!

posted by Scot McKnight

Story here.

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. His fourth theme is that the Table is — and is not just a symbol of — our interactive relationship […]

Prayer for the Week

posted by Scot McKnight

Almighty God, on this day you opened the way of eternal life to every race and nation by the promised gift of your Holy Spirit: Shed abroad this gift throughout the world by the preaching of the Gospel, that it […]

Saturday Afternoon Book Review: Andy Holt

posted by Scot McKnight

Book Review by Andy Holt, who blogs at The Sometimes Preacher. Book by Gina Welch, In the Land of Believers: An Outsider’s Extraordinary Journey into the Heart of the Evangelical Church . People love fish out of water stories. In […]

Weekly Meanderings

posted by Scot McKnight

Announcement: we are presently engaged in conversations with some leaders in Sweden to give lectures at four different universities late September on the historical Jesus.  I didn’t even get to some of my regular blogs this week, and then I […]

What to say?

posted by Scot McKnight

Ten Tea Party Falsehoods

posted by Scot McKnight

This from The Washington Post….  These ten myths come from authors of a new book: John Amato and David Neiwert get quite worked up over this notion, especially as it applies to the conservative right. In their book, “Over the […]

Anyone got an Eye-fi card?

posted by Scot McKnight

Does anyone out there have an Eye-fi card and can you help us with advice in getting one for our camera?  Our camera is a Canon PowerShot SD 750 Digital Elph. 7.1 megapixels.

Soul Sort One More Time: David Opderbeck

posted by Scot McKnight

Soul Sorting and Election In my prior posts on the “soul sort narrative,” I’ve commented on what I’ve called the Chick Tract Gospel and on the theme of Justice.  I suggested in those posts that the real issue is not the fact of “sorting,” […]

Great is the Lord 6

posted by Scot McKnight

How have theologians understood — or explained — the Trinity? Ron Highfield’s new book, Great Is the Lord: Theology for the Praise of God , sketches the “Trinity” as well as I’ve seen for an introductory text and the 3d section of chp […]

Feminism and Abortion

posted by Scot McKnight

Washington Post has a new question in its “On Faith” discussion: Sarah Palin pleased fans and angered foes with her speech to the pro-life Susan B. Anthony List, calling herself a “frontier feminist” and saying, “choosing life may not be […]

Our Common Prayerbook 17 – 1

posted by Scot McKnight

The psalmist in Psalm 17 (see the whole psalm after the jump) thinks God should listen to him because he has lived before God faithfully.  Here I find the Protestant impulse to gush a bit at the boldness of the […]

Evangelicalism’s Biggest Challenge

posted by Scot McKnight

Claiming something is evangelicalism’s biggest challenge is sport for some. I’ve heard a number of items, including complementarianism, the Second Coming, and socialism. I want to register my suggestion, and I believe this idea erodes the very core of evangelicalism. […]

Press “1” for English

posted by Scot McKnight

From the NYTimes, where we see an article that pushes the line that there is a generational gap on the immigration issue. Forget sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll; immigration is a new generational fault line. In the wake of […]

Our Common Prayerbook 16 – 2

posted by Scot McKnight

The psalmist gives reasons to be thankful to YHWH in Psalm 16:5-11, and even if lines here were later used to affirm resurrection, for the psalmist there is a heavy emphasis on God caring about and providing for ordinary life […]

What would you tell them?

posted by Scot McKnight

If you could tell a new follower of Jesus the five most important elements of following Jesus, what would they be? Christian publishers used to publish lots of “new Christians” books but I’m not aware that such a genre of […]

Great is the Lord 5

posted by Scot McKnight

One major problem stands up every time anyone wants to speak about the necessity of believing in the Trinity: the Bible! Ron Highfield’s new book, Great Is the Lord: Theology for the Praise of God , sketches the “Trinity” as well as I’ve […]

On Calling a Terrorist a Muslim Terrorist

posted by Scot McKnight

This one is sensitive, but it deserves discussion. The following article, from NRO, was written by Michael Barone, and the big question, besides What do you think of these clips?, is “How do we talk about Islamic radicals or Islamic terrorists […]

Our Common Prayerbook 16 – 1

posted by Scot McKnight

This psalm (read the whole after the jump) begins with a plea based on a theological commitment: Protect me because I trust in You. Just what it means to trust in God is then spelled out in v. 2: I […]

Viral Gospel

posted by Scot McKnight

One would think the one thing we could all agree on is the meaning of the word “gospel.” Not so, but there is a vibrant and viral discussion about gospel that is shedding light and leading us forward in profoundly […]

RJS hijacks Aksel

posted by Scot McKnight

No College in the Plan Plan

posted by Scot McKnight

Did you see this? What do you think? The idea that four years of higher education will translate into a better job, higher earnings and a happier life — a refrain sure to be repeated this month at graduation ceremonies […]

Our Common Prayerbook 15

posted by Scot McKnight

David reflects on who is acceptable to God, so acceptable the person can dwell on the holy hill. What is such a person like? John Goldingay’s commentary (Psalms, Vol. 1: Psalms 1-41 (Baker Commentary on the Old Testament Wisdom and Psalms) calls […]

Voting about God

posted by Scot McKnight

How odd to post this brief report after our first post today (see below this one). Ramsay Macmullen is probably the finest social historian of earliest Christianity, and in a book just a couple years old he sketches how the […]

Great is the Lord 4

posted by Scot McKnight

Ron Highfield’s new book, Great Is the Lord: Theology for the Praise of God , sketches the “Trinity” as well as I’ve seen for an introductory text. I believe this: Evangelicals will denounce anyone who denies the Trinity. Evangelicals have developed a theology […]

Aksel on the Slide

posted by Scot McKnight

Who Makes the Best Burger?

posted by Scot McKnight

Some Californians I’ve met contend In ‘n Out Burger is better than MacDonald’s, but I’ve heard others contend the best burgers are better than either. For instance, the Cubby Bear in Chicago.  Who has the best burgers? What ingredients do […]

Between Church and State: Hospitality

posted by Scot McKnight

How does the Christian discuss — in the public forum — what she or he believes about a given moral issue — say abortion or homosexuality or war or economic distribution — with someone who does not share similar Christian […]

Preparing for Eucharist

posted by Scot McKnight

John Mark Hicks takes us from the Eucharist table to God, and suggests that we need to see the Table as communion with the Triune God. God is with us. God is with us in Jesus Christ. God is with […]

Prayer for the Week

posted by Scot McKnight

O God, the King of glory, you have exalted your only Son Jesus Christ with great triumph to your kingdom in heaven: Do not leave us comfortless, but send us your Holy Spirit to strengthen us, and exalt us to that […]

Saturday Afternoon Book Review: Wesley Vander Lugt

posted by Scot McKnight

Samuel Wells and Ben Quash, Introducing Christian Ethics . Reviewed by Wes Vander Lugt PhD Candidate, University of St Andrews Samuel Well and Ben Quash indicate in the Preface to Introducing Christian Ethics that their desire in writing this book was to […]

Immigration Debate Now Made Personal and Public

posted by Scot McKnight

From CNN.com… Here’s how I would summarize it. Jessica Coloti is undocumented and entered the USA without proper permission as an 11-yr old. It was not “her fault” that she was brought here. She went through our public education system […]

Weekly Meanderings

posted by Scot McKnight

One thing the Brits get is Ceremony!  (But what to say about those hats?) This has been a hard month to keep our Weekly Meanderings going, and this week the hardest. We are down in Florida visiting Aksel (Lukas and […]

Take Care of Your Own Poop!

posted by Scot McKnight

I saw this report. I have to say that discovery of the dog’s mess in a public setting is annoying. EDINA, Minn. (AP) – Need to scoop up after your pooch in the affluent Minneapolis suburb of Edina? You’ll now […]

2010 Graduation at North Park University

posted by Scot McKnight

Walk from North Park University on Vimeo.

This is what’s hard to explain

posted by Scot McKnight

From CNN.com, and one commentator lets loose — and he should. It’s hard to believe that there isn’t more technology and solutions to potential breakdowns … (CNN) — Oil industry experts said there is no sure-fire way to stop the massive […]

Jesus and Politics: Mike Lux’s Rant

posted by Scot McKnight

From HuffPo, simplistic to be sure, but how do you respond to these comments of his? That’s why I am always puzzled by how people who claim to be followers of the Jesus I read about in the Bible can […]

Great is the Lord 3

posted by Scot McKnight

Ron Highfield’s new book, Great Is the Lord: Theology for the Praise of God , probes in chp 3 “What fools don’t know: the existence of God.” Here we will find a good discussion of the existence of God that refuses — and […]

Business folks, what do you see here?

posted by Scot McKnight

The Amish are perhaps the most successful when it comes to business. Here’s a clip from a recent article: (CNNMoney.com) — Want to find America’s most successful entrepreneurs? Skip Silicon Valley and Manhattan; head to the rural Amish enclaves. Amish […]

Arizona’s Newest Venture

posted by Scot McKnight

One of the implications of States rights, and I’m strong on permitting local States to shape themselves, is that States like Arizona are taking aggressive steps about immigrants. This new law is one of the strongest I’ve seen because it […]

Our Common Prayerbook 14 – 2

posted by Scot McKnight

Both of our companions, John Goldingay’s commentary (Psalms, Vol. 1: Psalms 1-41 (Baker Commentary on the Old Testament Wisdom and Psalms) and Robert Alter, The Book of Psalms: A Translation with Commentary , translate Psalm 14:1 with “scoundrel.” We looked at that idea […]

Derek Webb, Singing the Song of the Kingdom

posted by Scot McKnight

One of the songs I liked the most on Derek Webb’s album, Mockingbird is the song about the kingdom. To whom do we pledge allegiance?  Let us say that there is a both-and as citizens, but do we reflect on how […]

Perilous Times 2

posted by Scot McKnight

Robert Wuthnow’s newest book, Be Very Afraid: The Cultural Response to Terror, Pandemics, Environmental Devastation, Nuclear Annihilation, and Other Threats , provides for us an opportunity to have a pastoral response to peril. In the last fifty years, he argues […]

Our (Jesus Creed) Family is Growing

posted by Scot McKnight

Kris and I are happy to announce that a few more children in Mabanteneni have recently been adopted/sponsored (at $34 per month), and we are pleased as we can be. Our hope is to use this blog space to urge […]

Our Common Prayerbook 14 – 1

posted by Scot McKnight

If there is a god, and if a person knows there is a god, then to deny God is to be a fool. So Psalm 14’s famous opening line: “Fools say to themselves, “There is no God.””  But there’s more […]

No Protestants on SCOTUS

posted by Scot McKnight

Here’s the new question at the “On Faith” discussion at the Washington Post. What do you think? Does it matter? Does theology matter? Does theology matter when it comes to rendering legal judgment? If Elena Kagan is confirmed to replace […]

The Wisdom of Staying Put

posted by Scot McKnight

I read Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove’s newest book, The Wisdom of Stability: Rooting Faith in a Mobile Culture , because I was asked to blurb it. Here is what I said to Paraclete: I like this book but I don’t think I […]

UK Coalition Government: Help us

posted by Scot McKnight

Some of us over here in the USA are trying to make sense of what is happening with the coalition government in England.  What do our British friends have to tell us? Is this good or bad?  From CNN.com… New […]

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Our Common Prayerbook 30 - 3
Psalm 30 thanks God (vv. 1-3, 11-12) and exhorts others to thank God (vv. 4-5). Both emerge from the concrete reality of David's own experience. Here is what that experience looks like:Step one: David was set on high and was flourishing at the hand of God's bounty (v. 7a).Step two: David became too

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Theology After Darwin 1 (RJS)
One of the more important and more difficult pieces of the puzzle as we feel our way forward at the interface of science and faith is the theological implications of discoveries in modern science. A comment on my post Evolution in the Key of D: Deity or Deism noted: ...this reminds me of why I get a

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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 new book is called Almost Christian: What the Faith of Ou

posted 12:01:53am Aug. 31, 2010 | read full post »

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 two with their hands ... but that's what makes this diet

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