Monthly Archives: July 2007

Emergent Rejection of Christianity? Not Quite

Frank Pastore (who, according to the author info, has a graduate degree in philosophy of religion) has a stilted view of Christianity. In this weekend’s column – the second he’s written against the Emergent Movement – he says: If Christianity … Continue reading

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We Didn’t Make It

It happened yet again – we didn’t make the list of America’s 50 Most Influential Churches.  Tim Stevens, on staff at one of the churches that did make the list, isn’t very excited. He thinks it’s mostly irrelevant. He says, … Continue reading

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Study Questions for First John – Chapter 1

One of the classes I teach is doing an occasional study of I John. It’s occasional in the sense that these are the notes I leave for them when I have to be somewhere other than teaching the class. I … Continue reading

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Which Church Would You Rather Attend?

From the Wall Street Journal [“In Europe, God is (Not) Dead,” by Andrew Higgins]: Consider the scene on a recent Sunday at Stockholm’s Hedvig Eleonara Church, a parish of the Church of Sweden, a Lutheran institution that until 2000 was … Continue reading

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