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March 19, 2015

Samuel Smith: Nine out of 10 Evangelicals say that the Scripture has no impact on their views toward immigration reform, according to a poll released Wednesday. The poll similarly found that nearly seven in 10 Evangelicals have never been encouraged by their church to reach out to immigrants. The Christian polling organization LifeWay Researchsurveyed 1,000 [Read More...] [image error]
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Published on March 19, 2015 09:44 • 21 views
Siam Goorwich: So what does benevolent sexism actually mean? In the study, the team explain: ‘Hostile sexism is an antipathy towards women… Benevolent sexism, in contrast, is a chivalrous and subjectively positive view of women. Women are portrayed as pure and warm yet helpless and incompetent beings who require cherished protection from men.’ Professor Judith [Read More...] [image error]
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Published on March 19, 2015 09:41 • 19 views
Iain Provan in Seriously Dangerous Religion: What the Old Testament Really Says and Why It Matter has taken us through a survey of the Old Testament to explore the Old Story told in the Bible. He then connected it with the new dimensions revealed through Jesus Christ. Now it is time to address the key [Read More...] [image error]
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Published on March 19, 2015 03:59 • 24 views

March 18, 2015

An interview with John Walton, author of the newThe Lost World of Adam and Eve. What made you dive into the discussions (and controversies) surrounding Adam and Eve and Genesis 2-3? John H. Walton: I have always been interested in Genesis, in ancient Near Eastern backgrounds, and in issues of science and the Bible, so [Read More...] [image error]
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Published on March 18, 2015 22:06 • 10 views
From Ian Paul’s website: A few weeks ago, Linda Woodheadsuggested in the Church Timesthat discipleship was a ‘theologically peripheral concept’, and the following week Angela Tilbydismissed the ‘d-word’as ‘sectarian vocabulary that…shows the influence of American-derived Evangelicalism on the Church’s current leadership.’ The short discussions in each place actually raise not one but three, inter-related, questions: [Read More...] [image error]
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Published on March 18, 2015 11:09 • 8 views
Kevin DeYoung has a (very) brief defense of infant baptism posted at the TGC website. (I have now a 25 page paper or so for my own defense, but it will be published in the Colossians-Philemon commentary I’m now writing. After emphasizing fellowship with many Baptists/paedo-baptists, he gives his basic approach — covenant theology. 1. [Read More...] [image error]
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Published on March 18, 2015 08:34 • 11 views
Legalism Is Your Spiritual Illusion Legalism is the worst feeling in the world. I know from experience. Sadly, the pain of legalism doesn’t keep more people from embracing it. A Quick(ish) Story: One of the great oddities of my life is that I can’t remember anything before I turned five. I’m pretty sure that means [Read More...] [image error]
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Published on March 18, 2015 03:25 • 10 views

March 17, 2015

In a recent piece at Salon, Amanda Marcotte trots out the secularization theory and seems oblivious to the best research in the USA that actually both denies secularization theory and supports another theory. In her piece she makes many accurate observations, but the article is shaped by a claim that America is becoming less Christian. [Read More...] [image error]
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Published on March 17, 2015 22:11 • 7 views
From the recent flyer distributed through Lipscomb University and Missio Alliance: The Hazelip School of Theology and Missio Alliance invite you to participate in a conversation forum with noted scholar and author Dr. Scot McKnight. The event will focus on McKnight’s recently published book, Kingdom Conspiracy: Returning to the Radical Mission of the Local Church. [Read More...] [image error]
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Published on March 17, 2015 12:55 • 19 views
This last weekend Kris and I were in Abilene Texas at the kind invitation of Jonathan Storment, a preacher-pastor of Highland Church of Christ in Abilene. It was a splendid weekend of teaching and fellowship as we got to participate in yet another one of God’s good gatherings in this world and country of ours. [Read More...] [image error]
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Published on March 17, 2015 10:59 • 15 views

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