ESSAY: The Church as God’s New Language

Scot McKnight at Jesus Creed is in the middle of a provocative discussion on the fuller message of the "Kingdom Gospel" found by reading the Bible as Story over and against the more popular, privatized gospel boiled down to a few abstract propositional truths pertaining to individual salvation.  McKnight pushes us to a larger, more … Continue reading ESSAY: The Church as God’s New Language

PHILIPPIANS 10: The Message & the Medium (Phil 1:15-18)

It is true that some preach Christ out of envy and rivalry, but others out of goodwill. The latter do so in love, knowing that I am put here for the defense of the gospel. The former preach Christ out of selfish ambition, not sincerely, supposing that they can stir up trouble for me while I am … Continue reading PHILIPPIANS 10: The Message & the Medium (Phil 1:15-18)

Swine Flu & Unreached Peoples in Perspective

"Worldwide cases of swine flu climbed to 236 on Thursday, a day after global health authorities warned that swine flu was threatening to bloom into a pandemic and notched up their alert system to the second highest level" (MSNBC.com).  The outbreak is the top story on every news channel, in every newspaper, the topic around … Continue reading Swine Flu & Unreached Peoples in Perspective