Jesus Creed
June 2009 Archives

Some of you know we were at North Point Community Church last weekend for the Sunday services. I was asked by the lead pastor, Andy Stanley, and the good folks there to speak about the Jesus Creed — and I …Read More

The words of James 5:1-6 are strong words, some of the strongest criticism of the rich in the entire Bible, and they are addressed at the rich for their oppression of the poor. Now listen, you rich people, weep and …Read More

For those who don’t know this, this post is written by our friend “RJS,” a professor in the sciences at a leading American university. She regularly posts here about issues intersecting science and faith. Last week in A Fine Tuned …Read More

This a brief excerpt from another blog, called Science and the Sacred, by Darrel Falk. OK, we’re all really proud that Falk begins by giving kudos to RJS for her posts on science and faith on Jesus Creed. I …Read More

Let’s give it up for our local worship bands and leaders. Followers of Jesus love to sing and love to bring both their worship and their message into song … and our worship bands are often the leaders in guiding …Read More

A case can be made that the two most socially revolutionary passages in the New Testament are (1) Mary’s Magnificat in Luke 1:69-75 and (2) James’ potent criticism of the rich farmers in James 5:1-6. I quote James 5 in …Read More

There are four major reasons given to teenagers at the time of their sexual awakening, for not engaging in sex. 1. It’s wrong — and some just say “Because it’s wrong!” while others reach into their sacred texts, like the …Read More

A couple year’s back Mark Noll and Carolyn Nystrom co-authored a book with a spiffy little question for a title: Is the Reformation Over?: An Evangelical Assessment of Contemporary Roman Catholicism . They marshalled evidence to suggest the Reformation had …Read More

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 …Read More

Yesterday I spoke with a local missional pastor and he asked me about The Origins Project, a new organization that will focus on missional work in the 21st Century. I hope you take a good long look at the site. …Read More