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Saturday Afternoon Book Review: Michael Kruse

posted by Scot McKnight

Michael Kruse is well-known to the Jesus Creed blog, and here he plies his trade once again in a book review. A variety of anthropological lenses have been used to examine the New Testament world but one lens remains relatively […]

Economics at the Jesus Creed: Michael Kruse 10

posted by Scot McKnight

Folks Michael Kruse finishes off this wonderful series today, and I hope you express your appreciation to him. We need education like this, and to that end David Opderbeck will begin a series next week on “Law” — David’s a […]

Economics at the Jesus Creed: Michael Kruse 9

posted by Scot McKnight

Eighteen years ago, Pope John Paul II wrote in Centesimus Annus:   “Can it perhaps be said that, after the failure of Communism, capitalism is the victorious social system, and that capitalism should be the goal of the countries now making […]

Economics at the Jesus Creed: Michael Kruse 8

posted by Scot McKnight

Today I’m departing some from offering basic economic concepts and interjecting a sociological element into our discussion.  There is considerable energy to today around the idea that Christians need to resist impersonal capitalism and Western individualism. The most common characterization […]

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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

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

posted 2:05:48pm Aug. 30, 2010 | read full post »


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