I’m glad y’all are talking about the whole World Vision thing. I haven’t posted this anywhere else yet, and was considering putting it out on FB/G+. I’m unsettled, though. It’ll provoke a reaction, but will it make anyone think? That’s a lot to ask from today’s social media. I’ll sit on it for a while […]
Given the recent news out of the UMC about the decision not to go after the (retired?) minister who officiated the wedding of his gay son, I thought it was fairly gutsy for Adam Hamilton to make a public blog statement, regardless what one may think of it. I have my own thoughts on what […]
I call BS (a little bit). “Post-evangelical” has become a non-word like “missional” since people make it out to be whatever they want. It stands in as a descriptor for what people become when the broken part of evangelicalism becomes too much to bear. That doesn’t mean, however, that one will necessarily gravitate toward mainlines, […]
Of course, that’s just the thing about Twitter, too. For brevity’s sake, it’s impossible in this case to tell if someone is speaking out of hubris, or looking at problems with the way sermons are handled in some quarters, short of spending an evening with the writer of the original statement over a meal. Or, […]
So this went out on twitter a few days back: “There is a long-held assumption that sermon = didactic monologue by one “authorized” leader. That assumption needs to die.” Like many twitter comments, there is much unstated that lies behind. That said, play with the idea a little. What do you think?
What if I was gonna email ya for a hug? [sad face]
Has anyone managed to stomach the Ham/Nye “debate” yet?
Eek. You are, of course, correct, Matthew. This is why it’s not a good idea to think Greek off the top of one’s head. Adelphoi is more likely to mean just brothers if Jesus is speaking to our about the disciples. I’d still opt contextually for “brothers and sisters” when referring to disciples generally. It’s […]
The most formal equivalent translation of anthropoi is brothers, but without getting into the whole liberal/conservative theological debate, there is a good case for contextually translating that as brothers and sisters. Of course, which seminary prof or translator to believe is its own issue… Also, as much as I hate buying a book twice, I […]
I haven’t watched The Simpsons in forever, but I’d love to see the Miyazaki homage. Spirited Away is still my favorite movie of all time.