- Tim Challies wrestles with Romans 14 and how to determine who is weak and who is strong. His focus is on Christian homeschooling, but the discussion applies to any weaker/stronger issue.
Where there is disagreement on secondary issues there must be someone who has worked out more of the implications of being justified by grace through faith. So who is it? It is a surprisingly difficult question to answer
Ironically, then, we find ourselves at a rather strange place in Christian history: There has never been a time when it has been more important to be tolerant, more important to listen, more important to be generous and gentle. But there has also never been a time when it has been more important to be clear about what we believe, never a time when it has been more important to recover the distinctives of our denominational stories
- Here’s an interview with Kallistos Ware on orthodoxy, evangelicalism, tradition, and the “center” of Christianity.
I would say to you, “The love of God is so great that Christ died for us on the cross. But love is stronger than death, and so the death of Jesus was followed by his resurrection. I am a Christian because I believe in the great love of God that led him to become incarnate, to die, and to rise again.” That’s my faith. All of this is made immediate to us through the continuing action of the Holy Spirit.
- According to Harvard Business Review, trust is the one thing that makes collaboration work.
If I had to pick the one thing to get right about any collaborative effort, I would choose trust. Yes, trust. More than incentives, technology, roles, missions, or structures, it is trust that makes collaboration really work. There can be collaboration without it, but it won’t be very productive or sustainable in the long run
- Scot McKnight discusses universalism and the three conditions necessary for Hell to be just
- InsideHigherEd has an interesting article offering some second thoughts on the value of research papers.
- Thousands of Modern-Day Scribes Lend a Hand in Methodist Bible Transcription Project
- And, here’s How 8 Famous Acquitted Defendants Spent the Rest of Their Lives.