Archive | March, 2017

The myth of “open-ness” at PTS

March 23, 2017

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Nothing matches the closed-mindedness of the supposedly open-minded. I say that as the authorities at Princeton Theological Seminary smear gobs of egg off their faces. The school’s Kuyper Center was about to grant its Prize for Excellence in Reformed Theology and Public Witness to the Rev. Tim Keller, the soon-to-be-retired lead pastor of Manhattan’s Redeemer Presbyterian […]

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Why Churches Are Folding, Book 1,504,002, Chapter 1,354,700,1650,001, 97,000th Draft

March 22, 2017

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I’m weary of dooms-day articles signaling American Christianity’s demise. Salivating secularists hail an on-coming age of light while woe-begone evangelicals prophesy deeper darkness, with the latter writing new books offering innovative solutions. Strangely, the remedies look like repackaged programs from previous eras. Add them together, mix and stir: Sermons should radiate theological depth while emulating […]

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A saint sees the Lenten whole

March 21, 2017

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I stumbled on a quote from St. Peter Chrysologus, a fifth-century  Bishop of Ravenna, that eloquently wraps private devotion and public obligation in a bow. Which wasn’t unusual for Peter: He was known for short, theologically rich sermons, understandable to laity and clergy alike. The quote gives us a great perspective as we plow through […]

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Warning: Resistance fighters could sprout marmalade hair

March 7, 2017

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It’s clear. Some of us , me included , should slow dance to Lent’s beat. Be cool. Chill. Stroll through the woods. Hear the water drip. And let’s trim our social media tirades to no more than one every 24 hours (I’d urge replacing all harangues with thoughtful, constructive criticism, but I’d be laughed out of the […]

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Evangelical Environmental Network: Back the EPA

March 5, 2017

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The Evangelical Environmental Network publish this 30-second ad encouraging us to contact our federal representatives and shore up the embattled Environmental Protection Agency. It erases the false dichotomy that pits the environment against the poor.

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Somehow, Katharine Hayhoe says it like no one else can …

March 5, 2017

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Katharine Hayhoe talks about myths in the climate change debate, and she sounds so inoffensive and friendly. Maybe it’s her awe-shucking Canadian heritage.

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