Jesus Creed
October 2009 Archives

We’ve had grey, rainy weather, so I thought that maybe some sunflowers would greet us this morning for a little lift. Like Lake Wobegon, it’s been a busy but good week in cyberspace… Colson’s piece on atheists who become believers: …Read More

I don’t know U2, and evidently this puts me totally out of sync with the rest of the world.  So, I need an introduction to U2 and their music.  What’s the best?  But … I do know this one: I …Read More

Love itself can become a counterfeit god. In fact, it can become “apocalyptic romance” — that is, love can be used to attempt to gain transcendence, meaning, and ultimate joy. Tim Keller, pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian in NYC, in Counterfeit Gods: …Read More

Anyone, and I mean anyone, who can help us think about how the gospel and the church and life itself is being reshaped (or influenced or revolutionized) by social media like Facebook is worth listening to. Jesse Rice’s new book, …Read More

I had a great time at Ashland Theological Seminary giving four lectures on the topic “The Battle for the Gospel.” Just a brief note on the various lectures: first, an introduction to the gospel in current evangelical conversation, the gospel …Read More

The listeners — both Jews and god-fearing Gentiles — wanted more out of Paul after his initial gospeling in Pisidian Antioch.  13:42 As Paul and Barnabas were going out, the people were urging them to speak about these things on the …Read More

We began a discussion Tuesday on the real and perceived barriers to the acceptance of  an evolutionary mechanism of creation amongst evangelical theologians.  The basis for our discussion is a recent survey by Bruce Waltke (or here), an Old Testament …Read More

John Franke, in his new and exciting book Manifold Witness: The Plurality of Truth (Living Theology)  discusses a major Christian claim: God speaks (chp. 7) and Scripture is God’s Word (chp 8). Thus, God is Truth and God communicates Truth …Read More

You can get folks to roll their eyes just mentioning the Book of Revelation, and mostly they do this because of the utter silliness of so much that is said and believed about the book these days — and, yes, …Read More

From…  In the age of hookups, friends with benefits and online dating, and as human life expectancy grows, is it still reasonable to expect people to pair up and stay monogamous until death do them part?   “It’s realistic that …Read More