- Stanley Hauerwas tells Wycliffe College how to write a good sentence: I want to write about how to write theology, because I think we have not thought hard enough about why it’s hard to write theologically, and by ‘we’ I mean those of us who self-identify as theologians. (Anglican Journal)
- Really Elisha? Bears Attacking Children? This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things: It is one more example, though, of what a willingness to sit and wrestle with the Scriptures instead of simply turning from them when they’re difficult or offensive. (Reformedish – some of the comments on this one are also pretty helpful)
- Is Your Church Racist? Does the “us-ness” in your church need to be broken and re-created, according to the parameters of the one gospel for all sinners who are standing equally on the same footing before the one Savior of all? Or are the unspoken ground rules for the outer circle more demanding than the ground rules for the inner circle? Do the outer-circle members have something to prove that the inner-circle members don’t have to prove? (Gospel Coalition)
- The Most Essential Life Skill: Teachability: Those who are teachable, and remain so, usually succeed. The unteachable usually fail. I’ve seen that in business, I’ve seen it in the ministry, I’ve seen it among students, and I’ve seen it in my children. No matter how much talent and gifting we have, if we are, or become, unteachable, we will never reach anywhere near our full potential in our careers, our callings, or our relationships. (Head, Heart, Hand)
Just for Fun
- What this kid can do with a deck of cards is pretty impressive.