- The Call and Agenda for Pastor-Theologians: The church wants education and needs theological leaders. In this day when many pastors lead non-theologically, and academics work in a way that is lost on the people of God, we need pastor-theologians who can minister the Word in ways that edify the saints and offer a winsome public witness to the goodness, truth, and beauty of the Lord and his will for us.
- The Failure of Christianity Is a Myth: The Enlightenment had to tell that story because it had to tell history with itself as the goal and the center, while Christianity had an entirely different eschatology — so the Enlightenment pushed religion into the private world and told it stay put.
- Make That Digital Elephant Disappear: There is an illusion—an act far more enchanting than having an elephant disappear before your eyes—that has spread far and wide across the world wide web. It’s an illusion that is captivating millions. The line of thinking goes something like this: if it’s online then it’s easy. If it’s digital then it’s inexpensive. If it’s composed of bits and bytes then it’s quick.
- What’s Wrong with Inerrancy?: It is not hard to see why non-evangelicals might object to the idea of an inerrant Bible. But why would someone who has already bothered to affirm that the Bible is true, and God-breathed, struggle with the idea that it does not contain mistakes? Come to think of it, what does it even mean to say that something contains mistakes but is nonetheless true?
- Here are two good book reviews of Peter Enns’ The Evolution of Adam.
- 101 Spectacular Nonfiction Stories: Conor Friedersdorf’s annual collection of the very best that journalism has to offer.
Just for Fun
- I can’t even build a lamp that works, and this guy makes his own functioning Star Trek phaser. Apparently on it’s highest setting, it can destroy fearsome balloon creatures.