- Kevin DeYoung has a great post on the possibility of obedience.
Obedience is not a dirty word for the gospel-centered Christian. We are saved from the wrath of God by sovereign grace, and that sovereign grace saves us unto holiness. Our great God and Savior Jesus Christ has redeemed us from all lawlessness to purify for himself a people for his own possession who are zealous for good works (Titus 2:14).
- Are Multi-Site Churches Biblical? According to Gregg Allison, yes. And, he specifically takes Mark Dever to task for bad hermeneutics.
These multisite church structures are parallel to Paul’s description and affirmation of “the church distributed into the house(s)” of the early Christians and is strong biblical warrant for multisite churches.
- Scot McKnight discusses N.T. Wright’s view of Scripture and God’s authority as explained in Wright’s newest boook, Scripture and the Authority of God: How to Read the Bible Today.
The biggest problem many of us have with how we frame the “doctrine” of Scripture is that it isn’t adequate to how Scripture arose as our Sacred Text or how it operates either in the church or with us as Bible readers.
- The wisdom of crowds is incredibly fragile.
The wisdom of crowds turns out to be an incredibly fragile phenomenon. It doesn’t take much for the smart group to become a dumb herd. Worse, a new study by Swiss scientists suggests that the interconnectedness of modern life might be making it even harder to benefit from our collective intelligence.
- Paul Helm answers the question, Does Justification Cause Sanctification? His particular focus is whether the reformers and post-reformed orthodox thought that justification was the actual cause of sanctification.
- Joe Carter comments on The Differences Between Protestant and Catholic School Graduates.
- What Your College Major Is Worth? (infographic)
- Here’s a map showing America’s Fittest Cities (Portland is 4th).
- And, according to Listverse, here are the Top 10 Rock Bands that Succumbed to Disco Fever