Next Friday, November 27, Visible Music College’s newest Christmas album will go live. It will be available on all major digital outlets (iTunes, Google Play, etc). This is all in lead up to our Christmas show, A Visible Christmas, happening Friday, December 4 in Memphis and Sunday, December 6 in Chicagoland.
Recently, Perry Noble, pastor of megachurch NewSpring, wrote an article defending the idea that women should preach. To that, theologian Tom Schreiner wrote a response for The Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood (CBMW).
Though from a Southern Baptist background, Noble is open to a more egalitarian stance, at least to allow women to preach. Schreiner has argued for what can be identified as traditional complementarianism (men are the leaders in both the home and church). His overall perspective was that Perry Noble fails to persuade in his article for women preaching.
I think Schreiner has some fair thoughts on the holes in Noble’s arguments (though not Noble’s conclusions about women preaching). However, both Schreiner’s final argument – that women should not preach – and the path of how he got there (at least in this brief article) fall short. Continue reading
A full-length film is being made about the life of Brennan Manning, author and spiritual leader famously known for his work, The Ragamuffin Gospel. Manning passed away in April of 2013. David Leo Schultz, director of the Rich Mullins’ film, Ragamuffin, has taken up this project on Brennan Manning. Continue reading
Christians have deliberated on the value of Halloween for decades on end. No doubt, many Christians would rather decline an invitation to dress-up in a costume and march around the neighborhood, all with the intent of speaking the infamous words, “Trick or Treat,” at each door knocked upon.
So, is Halloween harmful, even evil? Or is it just a simple ploy to get some free candy? I mean, can’t we just dress up as clowns or firemen (or Bible characters) in our attempt to collect some complimentary candy? Continue reading
For my own studies and writing, I picked up Erwin McManus’ newest book, The Artisan Soul: Crafting Your Life Into a Work of Art. I cracked it open yesterday, just to get a taste of what the book was saying. The first few pages definitely caught my attention. Continue reading