• Oct 26

    Our Responsibility to Others

    Our Responsibility to Others

    As followers of Christ, we have a unique responsibility to love and care for those in our community who are vulnerable and oppressed. Throughout the Old Testament and carrying over into the life and ministry of Jesus, we see a particular ...

  • Oct 26

    Worst NT Translations relating to Women 1

    The least justified? 1 Cor. 11:10 and Rom. 16:7
    Worst NT Translations relating to Women 1

    Here’s a question: what is the worst mistranslation in our English Bibles relating to women?

    I started thinking about this question after I wrote Men and Women in Christ: Fresh Light from the Biblical Texts (IVP, 2019), where ...

  • Oct 25

    Almighty and Everlasting God: A Prayer

    Prayer for the Week
    Almighty and Everlasting God: A Prayer

    Almighty and everlasting God,

    increase in us the gifts of faith, hope, and charity;
    and, that we may obtain what you promise,
    make us love what you command;

    through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy ...

  • Oct 24

    Weekly Meanderings, 24 October 2020

    Our weekly selection of links across the web.
    Weekly Meanderings, 24 October 2020

    Update

    Moody has had quite the challenge of late with students filing a massive concern on Change.org about inappropriate relations/abuse and how the school has responded. Here’s the Change.org report and the school’s official ...

  • Wagon Trains and the Local Church

    If you go to St. Louis, you can see a historical marker commemorating the spot where the wagon trains gathered to begin their trip toward the golden promise of California. Thousands of people would meet in Missouri, form a train of ...

  • Oct 22

    Peter Wehner Speaks

    How "evangelical" lost its integrity

    I’m with Peter Wehner, who argues that evangelicals, in their unblinking alignment with partisan politics in the form of Republican, sold their soul and lost their integrity. This is but one example. When Francis Schaeffer, ...

  • Oct 21

    Praying When Voting

    A pastor prayed through the Lord's Prayer in the booth
    Praying When Voting

    Source

    I [Jeremy Berg] went to the polling place to cast my votes, and ended up casting non-partisan prayers for all the candidates. As I stood over that ballot with pen in hand, looking at all the names and offices, tears dropped ...

  • Oct 21

    The Greatest Commandment

    Love matters more
    The Greatest Commandment

    I got off of social media (except for work-related things) a few weeks ago. I highly recommend a good fast from social media every now and then, especially during an election season. I chose to fast not because of some super spiritual ...

  • Oct 21

    Where Reading Paul is Life and Death

    Learning from African American readings of Paul
    Where Reading Paul is Life and Death

    Americans have read the apostle Paul for their entire history, and have chosen texts that resonate with the times. Slave owners frequently used the apostle Paul to remind their slaves of divinely-ordained and divinely-commanded obedience ...

  • Oct 20

    Broken Signposts

    Major themes, echoes of a voice, often unheard
    Broken Signposts

    Bringing together seven of the most important ideas in our world… before I get on with it, here are the seven:

    Justice
    Love
    Spirituality
    Beauty
    Freedom
    Truth
    Power

    These seven are the focus of N.T. Wright’s ...

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