- The Jeremy Lin Problem (NYT): We’ve become accustomed to the faith-driven athlete and coach, from Billy Sunday to Tim Tebow. But we shouldn’t forget how problematic this is. The moral ethos of sport is in tension with the moral ethos of faith, whether Jewish, Christian or Muslim.
- The Pastor as Counselor: During eras when church life has been vibrantly responsive to Scripture, pastorshave counseled well and wisely. They haveunderstood that their pastoral calling includesa signiﬁcant ‘counseling’ component. The faithproclaimed and practiced in congregational lifealso ﬁnds a natural home in conversational life.Pastor, you are a counselor.
- The King Jesus Gospel: A Conversation with Scot McKnight: Why do you point to John Piper as one of the most poignant examples of a “soterian” in our day? Are you suggesting that John Piper doesn’t rightly define and present the gospel?
- 3 Ways Smart Leaders Prepare for the Unknown: If we could predict the twists and turns in life, we’d never be confronted with the unknown. But things like cancer, death, or a sudden job loss are often beyond our control—they thrust us into an unknown world with little or no warning.
Just for Fun
- Jonathan Robinson, a pastor a blogger in New Zealands, shares this great little video on his seminary experience.