Christmas Lights 1: The Saga of God’s Flickering Lights

From the DI archives. -JB There is a scene in the classic National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation where Clark Griswald (Chevy Chase) is ready to show off his creativity and hard put into decorating the house with thousands of lights. After the drum roll he plugs in his precious lights only to find....nothing. They refuse to shine. … Continue reading Christmas Lights 1: The Saga of God’s Flickering Lights

Man-Centered vs. God-Centered 3: Is God an Idolater?

I am unpacking some thoughts on both the validity of the man-centered vs. God-centered debate and offering some healthy push back on the fuzzy, over-extension of this line of reasoning.  I see a distortion of both the character of God and what it means for human beings to glorify God.  Michael Spencer began his post … Continue reading Man-Centered vs. God-Centered 3: Is God an Idolater?

Piper vs. Wright (5): The Gospel

We're comparing the differences between John Piper and N. T. Wright on Paul and the New Perspective using helpful summaries compiled by Trevin Wax featured in the June 2008 edition of Christianity Today.  Today we focus on the central message of the gospel.   What is the gospel?   PIPER: The heart of the gospel … Continue reading Piper vs. Wright (5): The Gospel