There are wonderful exceptions, I know, but by and large, the contemporary American seminary mirrors the contemporary American law school – and in all the worst ways.
- November 28, 2011 |
This Thanksgiving, give thanks to God for every good and perfect gift.
- November 26, 2011 |
The truth is that you can’t make progress if you have no idea from where you are starting.
- November 21, 2011 |
The pastors at Meck have recently been wrestling with what, exactly, we are able to do online – and more importantly, should we do all that we’re able?
- November 17, 2011 |
By now, you are tired of the headlines surrounding the Penn State debacle…and debauchery. Are there any lessons for the church?
- November 14, 2011 |
The latest research has found that today, “young adults have more friends of diverse racial backgrounds than past generations and are more willing to have relationships with those of other races and cultures.” So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that increasing numbers are "marrying out," meaning outside of their race.
- November 11, 2011 |
“Have a vision, a strategy, define reality, give hope and execute.”
- November 07, 2011 |
Joshua Keating writes about “yesterday’s Next Big Things” that never took place, noting that “history can be awfully unkind to pundits wielding crystal balls.”
- November 03, 2011 |
The Reformation was more than theological; it was ecclesiastical. It was a reformation of the church.
- November 01, 2011 |
I grew up in a day when Halloween was little more than pumpkins, fall festivals, hayrides and dressing up as a pirate or a farmer to go trick-or-treating.
- October 27, 2011 |
Let's face it -- China has been on a roll. But money and public relations aren’t everything. There are also two-year-old girls.
- October 24, 2011 |
HarperOne has recently published 25 Books Every Christian Should Read: A Guide to the Essential Spiritual Classics, selected by Renovare and a “specially appointed editorial board,” including Richard J. Foster, Dallas Willard and Phyllis Tickle.
- October 20, 2011 |
The median worship attendance at a typical congregation has declined – again – from 130 to 108.
- October 17, 2011 |
The answer is both “yes” and “no,” and understanding why is an important discussion.
- October 13, 2011 |
I told a story to our church this past weekend as part of the ending of a series on parenting. The more I’ve reflected on it, it’s about why I do what I do.
For medieval Christians, contact with relics of Christ and the saints provided a unique bridge between earth and heaven.
Most kids don’t read. And most parents don’t seem to know how to get them to read.
In a recent opinion piece for the Wall Street Journal, Norm Augustine laments the weakening emphasis on the study of history.
- September 26, 2011 |
There is much talk in our day about avoiding being “over protective,” but little to no talk on being “under protective.”
- September 22, 2011 |