- Taking Special Vows in Theology: My experience in engaging the diversity of spiritualities and theologies of the evangelical world has been greatly enriched by seeing things in these terms. Lutherans are an “order” organized around a strong commitment to the idea of justification by faith alone. Pentecostals have taken a vow to honor the power of the Holy Spirit in a special way. Nazarenes want to remind all of us of the biblical call to “holiness unto the Lord.” Mennonites model for all of us what it means to walk “the Way of the Cross.” And so on. (First Things)
- The Beauty of Congregational Worship: Deep in our souls, we long to sing together. The church body is made for corporate worship. Let us not only allow, but lead the church to sing to God, but also to sing for one another. (For the Church)
- Why Pastor-Scholars Is a False-Dichotomy: Can every pastor lead two lives? Probably not. Can every professor be a pastor? It’s harder than it looks. But are we called to make disciples and be disciples at the same time? Absolutely. Thus, there really is no dichotomy. (Gospel Coalition)
- “Why Hold a Child Hostage to My Doubts?” It seems that while an increasing number of people are comfortable self-identifying as “No religion,” many still have a hard time using the same label for their children. (Slate)
- Evaluation of the NIV. This is an interesting 7-part series on the NIV translation process and really the need/value for new Bible translations in general.
Just for Fun
- Doug the Pug shows why your favorite TV shows would probably be better with pugs.