Image taken from this post at David Hayward’s website. David’s commentary is short and to the point and, as the Truly Reformed might say (but not agree with), helpful.
The money quote: “There is a place where you can receive love, comfort and affirmation.”
If this blog is going to be more active in the near future, then I need to do some housecleaning.
I started by updating the blogroll, accessible by visiting the blog (feed readers will need to click through).
Goodbye to a Sovereign Grace Guy and a Reformed Guy who is friends with the Head Sovereign Grace Guy. They’re not what I need speaking into my life and not what I want to endorse.
Hello to Scot McKnight, Rachel Evans and Jamie the Very Worst Missionary.
Also: Michael Newnham has posted a farewell article at Phoenix Preacher. I expect him to be back, some day, by the way 😉
Michael is taking a break, and when and if he decides to return we’ll announce it here.
I plan to continue to post Linkathons on Wednesdays, here. As topics come to mind, I may write on those as well.
Thabiti Anyabwile critiques multi-site churches.
Frank Turk responds, sort of, in an open letter to Chris Rosebrough.
Kurt Willems puts Mark Driscoll and Greg Boyd’s comments on losing one’s salvation up against the other’s.
Willems says the world is cracked and, maybe, that’s the way it’s supposed to be.
Scott McClellan critiques a recent YouTube video put up by Mars Hill (Seattle) in which Driscoll tells his audience God hates some of them.
Tim Challies on how to know the will of God.
Michael Horton reviews Scot McKnight’s new book.
McKnight comments on a point he raises in his book about the so-called soterian gospel.
Carole Turner asks why no girls in the Elephant Room?
Karen Spears Zacharias on Brennan Manning’s autobiography.
Kevin DeYoung says blame it on Babylon.
Richard Beck contrasts the Churches of Christ and evangelicalism.
Thabiti interviews Christian counselor Bob Kellemen.
Why Kellemen prefers local ministry over the speaking circuit.
Dan Phillips on singles, churches and Scripture.
Dave Miller’s observations and questions for old-earthers and theistic evolutionists.
How Trevin Wax wishes the homosexuality debate would go.
Chuck Warnock looks at the myths surrounding the growth of conservative churches.
James White critiques Roger Olson.
Olson on the best Arminian commentaries on Romans 9. Olson asks what makes someone evangelical.
Speaker highlights from Catalyst 2011.
Tullian Tchividjian is interviewed by Christianity Today about his new book. (HT: Steve McCoy)
NPR’s Neal Cowan talks with Karl Giberson about evangelicals’ “parallel culture”, science and anti-intellectualism.
Jeff Dunn on the naked emperor.
John Piper on Steve Jobs.
Adam McHugh says it’s a confusing time to be a man.
Justin Taylor’s resources for Reformation Day (October 31).
Jared Moore says yes to Halloween.
Ed Stetzer has no problem helping “issue Christians” to “move on”.
Steve McCoy links to all of the blog posts about last week’s Together for Adoption conference.
The next step in Greg Laurie’s Harvest Crusades.
Karl Giberson and Randall Stephens co-wrote an article for The New York Times which has been much debated on the internet. Its title is The Evangelical Rejection of Reason.
A somewhat related article on the BioLogos website is from Mark H. Mann, in which he says
…it is easy to see why someone like Giberson or Stephens might presume the distinction between faith (religious) and science (secular): because that is what their audience generally assumes.
But this is exactly the division that we as Christians need to reject as we talk about the relationship between science and faith, and especially when it comes to providing a critique of Christian fundamentalism. Science belongs, I wish to argue, just as much to the church of Christ as it does to some so-called secular realm of knowledge. To treat the conversation otherwise is to give in to both the secular fundamentalists, who wish to see Christians surrender their faith in God for faith in science as the fount of all truth, and the Christian fundamentalists, who fear that any compromise with the secular ultimately amounts to selling out their fidelity to God.
A far more appropriate way to criticize the anti-intellectual and anti-scientific positions of Christian fundamentalists is to demonstrate how deeply anti-Christian and anti-biblical these positions truly are…
Three perspectives on Tim Tebow: Brian Phillips at Grantland; Nick Lannon at Mockingbird; and Scott Williams.
Mark Roberts asks if distrust of the government will hurt the church.
Carl Trueman asks what the subjects are that the superstar pastors (my term) never talk about at these conferences.
Michael Patton asks if sola fide means you and I can do whatever we please.
Dave Miller sees some problems with Gospel-centered terminology.
Denny Burk links to a discussion of Bible translations among Wayne Grudem, Douglas Moo and Ray Clendenen.
M. Scott Foster sees a connection between homosexuality and some home-schooled boys.