Posted in March 2011

hearing God's voice

I believe that we can know God’s will. I believe that God speaks. I believe that we can hear from God. That has not changed. What has changed is how I picture that and thus participate in it. I used to teach a weekend class called “a Map and a Compass”  that focused on reading … Continue reading

>the Bible is not about the End of the World

>I wrote this for something else but wanted to post here for discussion. The minute the earthquake in Japan happened, I told several friends that two things were coming: 1) talk of the end of the world  2) talk of God punishing Japan But I was not prepared for was the quality of the sample … Continue reading

End of the (gullible) World!

The minute the earthquake in Japan happened, I told several friends that two things were coming: 1) talk of the end of the world  2) talk of God punishing Japan But I was not prepared for was the quality of the sample that was to come. This article details the prophetic take of Cindy Jacobs … Continue reading

3 words of wisdom on love wins

Beside the release of my interview with Brian McLaren on the Homebrewed Christianity podcast [link]  (also available on Itunes), I have been busy reading all week. I have gotten a pretty good survey of all the big discussions going on in, around, and because of the release of Rob Bell’s “Love Wins”. my fellow student … Continue reading

>Rob Bell Wins

>I watched the live- webcast of the Rob Bell interview about his new book “Love Wins” you can watch the video of the event here Here are two quick thoughts on it: 1) We are not having this conversation in a vacuum 2) rob bell is up to something we are not in a vacuum … Continue reading

>why are they walking away?

>My friend Rachel Held Evans – the amazing author and blogger – posted this on Facebook: Lots of folks are talking about the future of young, disenfranchised evangelicals. I’d love your thoughts on this. What is driving them away? Where are they going? (Working on a post that explains the phenomenon from my own perspective … Continue reading

bad guides

I was reading a big serious book tonight and I found a great little quote. It is from Ludwig Wittgenstein – who has a lot of interesting things to say (but that is for another day) In teaching you philosophy I’m like a guide showing you how to find your way round London. I have … Continue reading

>Reading the Bible Better: Talents

> We have all read the parable of the Talents Matthew 25:14-30 (New American Standard Bible) Parable of the Talents  14 For it is just like a man about to go on a journey, who called his own slaves and entrusted his possessions to them.  15″To one he gave five talents, to another, two, and to … Continue reading

the C.S. Lewis Bible

I referenced C.S. Lewis earlier this week. I am always surprised by how much people like C.S. Lewis. Don’t get me wrong, I think that I own and have read almost every book that is out. When I was an evangelical youth pastor, he was my go-to voice for apologetics and devotional material. I bought … Continue reading

>a hellish week

> Well this backfired! Last week was “hellish” and I was so excited to tackle the subject that I re-arranged the next month of posts to get to it!   We were having a wonderful conversation here about it last week and then on Friday, the Rob Bell “Love Wins” rumors started and I researched all … Continue reading