- Goforth’s Jounral has been celebrating Portland, and in a recent article Aaron Smith explains why he loves the myth and reality of Portland. .
I’m just coming to learn that the reality of life in Portland is somewhere in-between the myth and the ordinary. And that is why I love Portland. There is room for most everyone in this town. You don’t have to eat vegan cheese and drink organic coffee to belong. Portland is a weird place, but you can still own a car and buy clothes from target.
- Thom Rainer offers A Postcript on a Failed Prophecy. Unlike other posts I’ve seen on the subject, this isn’t really a reflection on the May 21 debacle. Instead, it’s a word to non-Christians on the fact that Christians often say and do stupid things.
I pray that we Christians will act and speak more like Christ. But perhaps these past few days of media blitz about Camping and his false claims caused you to think and begin to ask some questions. Maybe you’ve decided to look beyond the silliness that we Christians sometimes demonstrate. You are looking beyond falsehood and searching for truth.
- And, on the same note, apparently Camping is “flabbergasted” that the world didn’t end.
“It has been a really tough weekend,” Camping said Sunday, after emerging from his Alameda, California home for the first time to talk to a reporter from the San Francisco Chronicle. “I’m looking for answers … But now I have nothing else to say,” he said, adding that he would make a full statement today.
- Mike Bird discusses Amyraldian Anglicans.
There is a wonderful tradition of Amyraldian Anglicans who imbibed Calvinism with a Catholic spirit. J.C. Ryle, John Newton, and Charles Simeon are the main examples. Another one in that tradition is D.B. Knox.
- Andy Naselli points out an interesting book arguing that Mark Driscoll is a Fundamentalist in Everything but Name.
Driscoll does not claim to be a fundamentalist, and many who today willingly accept the label of fundamentalist would not claim him as their sectarian brother. Nonetheless, Driscoll is a fundamentalist in everything but name, and shares virtually all his doctrinal positions and attitudes with any other fundamentalist.
- A couple of studies have come out recently addressing the question Is College Worth It?
- Roger Olson explains why he still can’t give up on the label “evangelical.”
- And, from the Guardian, here’s How to Spot a Psychopath. I’m not going to tell you how many of these characteristics I exhibit.