I have noticed this for years — the media seems blind to the influence of the religious left but is hyper‐sensitive to the religious right. It’s especially clear the Catholic church is in view — their voice is welcomed on immigration or the death penalty but marginalized on abortion and LGBT issues.
Imagine if a group of prominent religious leaders went to Washington, D.C., to advocate against abortion. Imagine these clerics filmed a television ad in which they made a faith‐based appeal for the c…
I very much liked this essay.
Tyler Cowen (Photo credit: Politics and Prose Bookstore) Every economist I follow has been tweeting or retweeting this Times op‐ed by renowned economist and blogger Tyler Cowen which argues convincin…
Guaranteeing workers 25 cents an hour two decades, a public scandalized by prostitution, a states’-rights rebellion, a Great Depression, a Supreme Court battle, and a lot of patriarchy.
“First, you need to preach the text in its scriptural context; second, you need to preach Christ and the gospel every time; and finally, you need to preach to the heart. Put another way, you should preach the truth, not just your opinion; you should preach the good news, not just good advice; and you should preach to make the truth real to the heart, not just clear to the mind.”
I can easily imagine some (especially younger) preachers will aspire to imitate my method and miss the underlying principle.I can easily imagine some (especially younger) preachers will aspire to imit…
This is a bit insider‐ish, but is pretty helpful if you’re familiar with the debate about supernatural gifts in the modern church.
None of these reasons listed below are unique to me, but I thought I would collect and restate them here for you. One of the best writers on this subject is Wayne Grudem, and though I have not gone ba…
I rate the zinger at the end as worthy of a British Prime Minister. Such cleverness is rare.
Britain’s Royal Air Force now has just a quarter of the number of combat aircraft it had in the 1970s. The Royal Navy has 19 destroyers and frigates, compared with 69 in 1977. The British army is sche…
Wow. Consider my mind boggled. How does a university think that this is a good idea?
“In a statement, City University said the room used was never a dedicated space specifically for Friday prayers and was instead an area that students could use for various activities ranging from meetings to pilates classes. Last year the University asked those organising the prayers to submit their sermons in advance and keep them online afterwards for people to view.
“Friday prayers were deemed University events open to all students and staff, and are not solely a student or student society event,” the statement read. “As such the University needs to be assured of the quality and appropriateness of what is being delivered and that all students eligible to deliver prayers and sermons are considered equally and given the opportunity to do so.”
Muslim students at a London university have had their weekly Friday prayer meeting on campus shut down because they refused to allow staff members to view and pre‐authorise their sermons before delive…
I have not looked in the methodology they used to conduct their research, but their conclusions resonate with my instincts. If I ever name a church, there is a reasonable chance I will work “Assembly” into its name.
(UPDATED) New research says both churchgoers and the unchurched agree decision is a ‘two‐edged sword.’
What a fabulous way to think about this.
WHEN I WALK IN THINKING MY SERMON IS TERRIBLE, AND THE CONGREGATION LOVES IT
Huh. Neat observation.
Here is a great post by Steve Addision, the author of a great new book “What Jesus Started”. Check out his blog, It is awesome! Finding “persons of peace” is an important element in most disciple m.…..