Romney Dodges Doctrine
- The Wall Street Journal finds a backlash against tithing. But Andreas Köstenberger, professor of New Testament at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary professor, objects to being quoted saying pastors preach tithing out of "pragmatism, tradition and ignorance, quite frankly."
- Trevin Wax interviewed N.T. Wright for the Said at Southern podcast. The bishop "takes a Pauline angle" and defines the gospel as "the good news that the crucified and risen Jesus is the Messiah of Israel and therefore the Lord of the world." There is much to chew on in this substantive interview. Many will take note of Wright's response to his critics.
Verse for the Fortnight
"First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way."
1 Timothy 2:1
Collin Hansen is a CT editor-at-large.
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The Crisis of Modern Fundamentalism | Defections threaten a proud movement. (October 26, 2007)
Itchy Ears and Tongues of Fire | Gay-rights group employs Scripture. Also: Pentecostal success invites new challenges. (October 12, 2007)
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From the Seminaries to the Pews | The 'new perspective on Paul' gets the popular treatment. (August 31, 2007)