Catholics are accused of worshipping Mary.
Evangelicals are accused of worshipping the Bible.
Both are, perhaps, overreactive statements.
Lodging these accusations are a way of getting at the group whom we oppose. (And this is true not just with religious-faith groups.)
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Alright, it’s time to serve up the weekly ponderings and links for Sunday, January 28, 2018. Continue reading →
A new book hits shelves in just a few days: Still Evangelical?: Insiders Reconsider Political, Social, and Theological Meaning. I appreciate IVP sending a copy my way.
The book has multiple, respectable contributors:
- Shane Claiborne, Red Letter Christians
- Jim Daly, Focus on the Family
- Mark Galli, Christianity Today
- Lisa Sharon Harper, FreedomRoad.us
- Tom Lin, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship
- Karen Swallow Prior, Liberty University
- Soong-Chan Rah, North Park University
- Robert Chao Romero, UCLA
- Sandra Maria Van Opstal, Grace and Peace Community
- Allen Yeh, Biola University
- Mark Young, Denver Seminary
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Over at the Missio Alliance blog, Geoff Holsclaw, affiliate professor of theology at Northern Seminary and co-pastor at Life on the Vine on the north side of Chicago, has been sharing an interesting series entitled, Scandal of the Evangelical Memory. It’s a play off the title of Mark Noll’s book, The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind.
Thus far, Holsclaw has posted 3 of 5 articles in the series. I think it’s well worth your time to read. Continue reading →
A couple of months ago, I pointed out a newer blog which I’ve been frequenting as of late. It’s known as Respectful Conversation. Simply stated, I love that blog title.
It’s headed up by Harold Heie, a Senior Fellow at The Colossian Forum and at the Center for Faith & Inquiry at Gordon College and, as stated on the blog, he offers some thoughts as to the purpose of why it’s been created:
That better way is to create welcoming spaces for those who disagree with one another to have respectful conversations. As a Christian, I believe this better way is integral to the call for Christians to love others, for a deep expression of love for another person is to provide a safe, welcoming space for that person to disagree. That goal can be shared with all persons of good will, whatever their religious or non-religious convictions.
Such rings true to my heart – that true dialogue could take place amongst Christians of differing perspectives and traditions. Unfortunately, such is not always the case. Of course, Christlike love is not a mish-mash way where nothing actually matters. But true dialogue begins by loving well and listening well to one another. Continue reading →