- Brandon O’Brien, The Scandal of Evangelical Imagination
If imagination is the capacity to visualize, and be confident in a reality, even if it contradicts our experience, then it refuses to let our senses determine the limits of what is possible. Faith requires us to envision and inhabit a world that we cannot perceive with our senses–a world where an invisible God lovingly maintains his creation, where the Son of God can become a human child, can die on a cross to save sinners, and be seated at the right hand of God in glory
- Michael Horton, Enough about Us Already: Our American Protestant Obsession with Being Loved by the World
As Methodist theologian Stanley Hauerwas quipped, “God is killing mainline Protestantism in America, and we @#% well deserve it.” Global evangelicalism has enormous strengths, especially when compared to other head-line capturing Christian movements. Yet is its preoccupation with itself and with worldly approval the harbinger of a similar death wish?
- Brian Croft, How Long Should Sermons Be?
The answer to this question largely depends on the kind of pastor you are, the quality of preacher you are, and the kind of congregation you serve. In light of this, here are a few principles that might help you answer this question in your particular context.
- John Byron, When Romans Destroyed Jerusalem
Beginning at sunset last night, Jews around the world began to commemorate the destruction of the temple by the Romans in 70 CE.
- Lisa Robinson, If God So Loved the World, They Why Do We Hate It?
- And, ere’s a fascinating article on The Newspaper Hoax that Shook the World – or, why you shouldn’t invent news stories that might accidentally ignite a war.