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March 20, 2013

JRR Tolkien, to his daughter, Priscilla: “So far I have felt the normal feelings of a man of my age — like an old tree that is losing all its leaves one by one: this feels like an axe-blow near the roots.” “This” is the news that his friend, C.S. Lewis, had died unexpectedly.

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Published on March 20, 2013 18:07 • 28 views
The Workplace Zodiac infographic by JESS3.

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Published on March 20, 2013 10:50 • 30 views
Ed Cyzewski: I’ve already mentioned this week that it’s biblically impossible to be “biblical,” but there’s something else that’s impossible for evangelical Christians: unity as intellectual uniformity. Authors/speakers/bloggers often lament that the church could truly be unified if only we could all agree on “X.”… Since evangelicalism took shape largely around a common vision of [...]

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Published on March 20, 2013 08:38 • 26 views
My friend and colleague, David Fitch, is the co-author of a book with his co-pastor and our fellow colleague at Northern Seminary, Geoff Holsclaw, calledProdigal Christianity that I really like. David and Geoff are missional theologians, they are also pastors and professors. I have concerns about what might be called “armchair ecclesiologians,” that is, academics [...]

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Published on March 20, 2013 03:13 • 14 views

March 19, 2013

How often do you hear a sermon at your church that develops what we find in the Creed: “I believe in Jesus Christ … who will come to judge the living and the dead, [and in] the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting”? This theological creed affirms a constant theme of the Bible: [...]

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Published on March 19, 2013 22:03 • 15 views
I’m drinking Ruli Mountain from Land of a Thousand Hills, a very fine coffee. Light and sweet. Floral with hints of apricot and roasted almond. Maybe a touch of chocolate, too. One of the delights of Land of a Thousand Hills coffee is their logo: Drink Coffee. Do Good. Land of a Thousand Hills is [...]

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Published on March 19, 2013 12:14 • 26 views
… From Jonathan Mead: In reality, it’s the tension of your mind that causes unhappiness. If you’re not happy, it’s because your mind is focused on something that’s making you unhappy. And why is your mind doing this? Because you’re stuck in a viciouscycle of misdirected judgment, productivity and purpose that has you thinking about [...]

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Published on March 19, 2013 10:43 • 11 views
Scientists are using DNA to re-introduce formerly extinct species. How about re-introducing some dinosaurs? But where? Just a few days ago, we were askingif de-extinction was possible, and today, we’re a huge step closer to bringing recently extinct species back to life. Researchers have announced that they’vegrown early-stage embryos of the gastric-brooding frog, a species [...]

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Published on March 19, 2013 07:50 • 30 views
Lord I believe; help thou my unbelief. I took part in a scholarly discussion recently – not in a Christian context. In the course of this discussion it was suggested that the Reformation insistence on confessed faith, and more importantly on faith as the path to salvation (sole fide), created an understanding of doubt as [...]

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Published on March 19, 2013 03:34 • 59 views

March 18, 2013

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