Scot McKnight, professor at Northern Seminary, is one of the leading New Testament scholars of today. In all, this was a needed book in the discussion around our understanding of three key theological areas: the kingdom of God, church and mission. Continue reading →
This coming Saturday, February 21, there is a pretty special event taking place in the Crosstown area of Memphis. It’s centered on the renovation project of the old Sears Crosstown Building. The city has seen a renaissance across many neighborhoods and areas of the city for the past 10-15 years. This will continue the restoration of our city – a city that is rated #5 to start a new business.
Work began a couple of months ago on the building, but the groundbreaking ceremony is this Saturday. The renovation project has the vision of seeing this 1.5 million square foot facility (yes, 1.5 million!) become a “new ‘urban village,’ complete with housing, restaurant and retail businesses, health clinics, and even a charter high school.”
See this short, 6-minute video below. It shares some of the concepts behind the project. Continue reading →
Tomorrow we begin the season of Lent. It’s a time set in the church’s liturgical calendar to draw close to the Lord through reflective prayer, meditation and fasting. It’s time to recognize wilderness.
Though it does not stand as strongly relatable to many evangelicals of the west, the Eastern Orthodox Church is one major arm of the Christian Church. As possibly viewed through either a Roman Catholic lens or an overly Eastern lens (e.g., Buddhism), many within the evangelical tradition are left with questions of who is this group and what do they really believe at their core.
From a brief introduction to church history, many will know they came into their own following the Great Schism of 1054 CE, through division over papal authority and the addition of a particular Latin word to the old Nicene Creed. However, this branch of the Christian faith has offered many contributions down through the ages. I’ll simply identify 4 in particular. Continue reading →