From RHE: Then, before I could stop it, an awful thought popped into my mind: “Oh no. How long will it take John Piper to get on the radio, TV, his blog, or Twitter to explain to the world that this was God’s judgment on sin and tell the parents who lost children in this [...]
Yowza. I read that thing 3 times to make sure I didn’t misunderstand her, but nope. That’s really what she’s saying. I’ve noticed that Paul seems to get sneered at a bit more these days in some circles. Usually not bad enough to make demons and slave owners look good in comparison, but still…
I’m still cleaning the Diet Coke off my keyboard from when I heard Calvinism referred to as “air tight.” That and I’m trying to wrap my head around the opinion that John Piper and Rick Warren are polar opposites. Wouldn’t Piper’s polar opposite be, y’know, an atheist telling you to live for today because no [...]
I’ll add Sara Groves to that list as well, as well as Plumb — Neither are that obscure. There’s tons of music under the CCM moniker that gets to the highs and lows of life … just like your local rock stations’ incessant repeating of Nickelback doesn’t mean that’s all there is for new rock. [...]
Sixpence None the Richer’s “Kiss Me” in Klingon. Your argument is invalid.
From the NYT article: I saw the same thing at another church, where a young couple lost a child in a late miscarriage. Some months later I spent several hours with them. Clearly numbed, they told me they did not understand why God had allowed the child to die. But they never gave a theological [...]
I spent some time last night with a missionary in SE Asia. It’s always an interesting perspective to get from someone who lives outside the US and sees what the faith is like. Unsuprisingly, as great a things are happening in other parts of the world, the grass isn’t always as greener as you might [...]
I was starting to write something up about that wrinkle in the discernablog saga last night but ended up busy. Chris takes the cake on this, noting that it’s not quite as black-and-white as yet another grumpy blogger going after someone because they mentioned a pastor who quoted NT Wright 3 years ago. Either way, [...]
I never knew Michael personally, but pieces of his work keeps resonating with me. Sometime around 2002 someone linked to Why Do They Hate Us? – which was a response to a then-controversial poll that ranked Evangelicals down near the top of most disliked people. While allowing for some distrust, he conceded what we all [...]
That’d be about it. He doesn’t seem to be the guy with a habit of mugging for the camera, this kind of thing has been his life for years. Have a blessed Good Friday, all.