Refusing to Give in to the Dark Side

More greatness from The Daily Stoic: Perhaps you’ve seen this little phrase floating around the internet these days: “If you’re not outraged, you’re not paying attention!” What preposterous nonsense. Enough to make Marcus Aurelius turn over in his grave. First off, if you’re outraged, you’re probably paying too much attention. Second, we should always remember … Continue reading Refusing to Give in to the Dark Side

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A Proverb for Today

Proverbs 24.10-12: 10 If you faint in the day of trouble, your strength is small! 11 Deliver those being taken away to death, and hold back those slipping to the slaughter. 12 If you say, “But we did not know about this,” does not the one who evaluates hearts consider? Does not the one who guards your life … Continue reading A Proverb for Today

The Holy Spirit as “Transgressive”: How God Breaks Down Our Boxes

At Experimental Theology, Richard Beck (Abilene Christian University) has a great series of posts about "The Transgressive Spirit," how the Holy Spirit in Acts repeatedly breaks the boundaries that the believers place on him. In Numbers 11 Moses is struggling under the load of leadership. So God tells him to gather seventy elders to help … Continue reading The Holy Spirit as “Transgressive”: How God Breaks Down Our Boxes

The Demise Of The Soul Of Evangelicalism (McKnight)

From Jesus Creed: Those four elements [of evangelicalism] are crumbling, folks... It’s not that evangelicalism has been yet again swamped by politics and lost its way. Rather, it is swamped by politics because those four elements are crumbling. Bible and theology are of little interest other than an odd Bible citation to prop up a … Continue reading The Demise Of The Soul Of Evangelicalism (McKnight)

What’s Been Going On (And What’s Happening Now)

(Cross-posted with narrativediscipleship.com) I've spent the last three weeks in the USA, attending the Pepperdine Lectureship and visiting family, friends, and churches.  During that time, I have NOT been teaching, and have not posted any new material. All that changes this week! Much new content on the way! Starting this week, I am posting a … Continue reading What’s Been Going On (And What’s Happening Now)