• Apr 3

    Simple Church

    Time to think about simple church
    Simple Church

    SIMPLE CHURCH

    My young friends often ask me how we lived before cell phones. How did we do life, they wonder, before we could carry around access to the world in the palm of our hands?

    Actually, I reply, we lived quite well. In fact, ...

  • Apr 3

    Universalism and the Pastor: Parchman Lecture Series | Truett Seminary

    A look again at so-called universalism in the New Testament

    Universalism and the Pastor (Parchman Lecture Series | Truett Seminary | Part 2) - KR 150

    Why did evangelicalism get so upset about Love Wins by Rob Bell and pay so little attention to Allah by Miroslav Volf?

    Scot suggests that evangelicals ...

  • Apr 2

    Churches as Learning Communities

    Churches are learning communities in which we learn to live out the gospel
    Churches as Learning Communities

    Douglas Campbell’s new big book, Pauline Dogmatics, with its wonderful subtitle The Triumph of God’s Love, keeps its eyes on the realities of what Paul was saying and how what Paul was saying works out in world, and no ...

  • Apr 1

    Hope During COVID

    Finding reason to hope in uncertain times
    Hope During COVID

    “Hope.” If I am honest, it has always been a sentimental word for me.

    Hope suggests passivity to me. I like outcomes to be guaranteed, goals to be measure-able, and rules clear, and then followed precisely. I have always ...

  • Apr 1

    The Show is Over: In support of your unpolished streaming church.

    Maybe what pastors need is to be real enough to show the isolation
    The Show is Over: In support of your unpolished streaming church.

    By: Pastor Tommy Preson Phillips, Tampa FL

    The first temptation of many church leaders during this pandemic, when we have been barred from gathering as a community, is to grab the best cameras, microphones, and video equipment that ...

  • We continue our walk through Isaiah with Ben Witherington III (Isaiah Old and New: Exegesis, Intertextuality, and Hermeneutics) as our guide. Today we focus on Isaiah 44:24-45:13, an oracle that names an historical figure, Cyrus, ...

  • Mar 31

    Church Amid COVID-19 – Finding a Pastor’s State of Mind

    Pastoring in these struggling times
    Church Amid COVID-19 – Finding a Pastor’s State of Mind

    It’s early morning, the first week of the ‘Stay at Home’ Order in the State of Illinois, the first week of virtual services, virtual homegroups, and I’m wondering to myself what will become of my church and ...

  • Mar 30

    When the Idols Topple

    When the Idols Topple

    When I was little boy, I heard the story of Elijah calling down fire from heaven. In my little southern evangelical church, Elijah was the proto-type preacher. He was standing up to power, calling the people back to God and bringing ...

  • Mar 30

    Ancient War Atrocities, Now Compared to the Bible's

    Maybe the most important element of OT wars is how they compare to others in that world
    Ancient War Atrocities, Now Compared to the Bible's

    To understand a statement today, whether one listens to a politician, a medical specialist, a journalist, a theologian, a parent, a neighborhood member, requires context.

    Context, context, context.

    The Ancient Near East (=ANE) is known ...

  • Mar 29

    Neighborly

    Being neighborly by waving Hello!

    From CNN

    Hi-diddly-ho, neighborino!Fort Wayne, Indiana, is urging people to fight the loneliness of isolation by going out at 7 p.m. and waving to their neighbors."Now is the time to look after one another, even from a safe distance," ...

Books & Resources

Pastor Paul (Theological Explorations for the Church Catholic)

Pastor Paul (Theological Explorations for the Church Catholic)

Brazos Press
2019-10-01T00:00:01Z
272 pp., 15.69
Buy Pastor Paul (Theological Explorations for the Church Catholic) from Amazon
Reading Romans Backwards: A Gospel of Peace in the Midst of Empire

Reading Romans Backwards: A Gospel of Peace in the Midst of Empire

Baylor University Press
2019-07-15T00:00:01Z
236 pp., 27.99
Buy Reading Romans Backwards: A Gospel of Peace in the Midst of Empire from Amazon

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