- Is Philosophy inherently evil? Colossians 2:8 is often misunderstood to say that all philosophy is bad and Christians should not engage in the discipline. It is a little thing in translation, but one word can carry a lot of meaning. (Bill Mounce)
- Evangelicals, Pop Culture, and Mass Culture: The issue of populism in the Evangelical ethos raises a concern for the need to differentiate between pop culture as folk culture and pop culture as mass culture. At its best, Evangelicalism seeks to preserve and foster folk culture and the critics of Evangelical piety need to recognize this strength, because it is through the ongoing propagation of folk culture that the disenchanting effects of modernity will be overcome ultimately. I say this knowing full well that the strong temptation within Evangelicalism is to traffic in the forms of mass culture, and it has succumbed to that temptation on more than one occasion. (First Things)
- The Anabaptists: The rise of Anabaptist thinking in contemporary evangelicalism — like David Fitch and Greg Boyd and others — needs to be set into context of Anabaptism itself. (Scot McKnight)
- I Love a Church That Sings Badly: But one reason they sing so well is that there are very few among them who are new to the faith….They sing so well because they evangelize so poorly. (Tim Challies)
- Kindle Deal: Ephesians: The Mystery of the Body of Christ by Kent Hughes. $2.99.
Just for Fun
- When you’re little, apparently shadows can be quite terrifying.