Some greatness from Scot McKnight, responding to a post about "Red Letter" vs "Black Letter" Christians (i.e., those who focus on the words of Jesus in the gospels as the highest teaching in the Bible vs those who focus on the whole of the Bible), and how this distinction is over-simplistic. Main point: everyone has … Continue reading “Red Letter Christians” (McKnight)
Yesterday I examined two models for evangelical engagement with non-practicing adherents of the state churches in Europe. I suggested that evangelicals should engage in a way modeled after the way the church in the Book of Acts interacted with the Jewish communities that surrounded it. The earliest Christ-followers were Jews themselves, in a country where … Continue reading Evangelical Engagement pt 2: The Acts Model
Did you know that most amputees experience phantom limb sensation? Pain, itching or tingling in a part of their bodies that is no longer attached? Why, as a Christian, do I still feel guilt & shame over things done by or to me that I know God has forgiven & cleansed me of? These are … Continue reading The Past, Phantom Shame, & the Right to Condemn
Tim Keller on what the Bible teaches about corporate responsibility & how that should affect our response to racism & racial injustice. Vinnie MacIsaac on the person in your congregation who likely is in the direst need of pastoral care.