I’m going to add a third axiom to Jesse’s, “The poor you will always have with you.” Someone will always be poor regardless of an attitude of victimization or systemic problems. Even in the United States, where certain types of social conservatives and libertarians may be inclined to abruptly say that compared to Haiti even […]
Fearsome, what about the people who propose it was never constitutionally valid as it was instigated to begin with?
The local variation of AP stuff http://seattletimes.com/html/nationworld/2022321470_clergyhousingxml.html Thoughts?
never got Wright’s autograph but he told me to keep my eyes peeled for Richard Bauckham’s book Jesus & the Eyewitnesses–went and heard him speak when he visited SPU years ago. That was sort of like getting to meet Gary Groth and hearing in advance about the pending publication of the complete Calvin & Hobbes […]
Challies seems to have had something and someone very specific in mind.
It seems pretty clear that capital punishment can’t have been prohibited by “do not murder”. But the cities of refuge would suggest that if someone guilty of manslaughter who fled to such a city left that city it would not be murder to kill that person for even an inadvertent death. I read a summary […]
I still basically agree with Driscoll’s assessment from years ago that once you get into exegetical study of popular cessationist texts you start finding that the cessationism attributed to those texts is not really what those texts are getting at. This may shock a couple of people but there it is, I think Driscoll’s shift […]
I’ve begun to think that all the teams involved might benefit from rethinking the most foundational definitions that seem to be in play about, for instance, what a prophet and a prophecy are. It isn’t and can’t be a pastor in terms of instruction in the scriptures because that’s explicitly laid out as a priestly […]
Mark has a new book to promote, A Call to Resurgence: Will Christianity Have a Future or a Funeral. I notice it’s copyrighted to On Mission LLC like Real Marriage was, rather than copyrighted by Mark Driscoll as his last book was (i.e. Who Do You Think You Are?) If Mark Driscoll wants to make […]
When I was in school I got the idea that if evangelicals trained and studied in reporting and investigation that evangelicals could tackle things in a way that would be better-informed than secular/mainstream media coverage. It seemed when I was growing up American conservative evangelicals lamented the mainstream media’s inability to “get” religion. How nice […]