Praying some good comes out of this news.
Christianity Today’s new special section, The Local Church, launched yesterday. Richard Clark and co. have done a great job putting this together, so be sure to read it regularly.
Great stuff from Kim Shay:
Yesterday was the last scheduled class for my hermeneutics course. I handed in the second of my three papers, and I will hand the third one in on the 19th of April. I could share about many things I have learned. Since starting this course, I feel like my mind has been constantly whirring (or clanking and clunking) in activity. If I had to isolate one of the most valuable lessons, it would be the importance of understanding my own theological pre-suppositions. We all approach Scripture through a particular theological grid. In fact, we learn theology before we start to investigate its claims in Scripture.
The Bible Project’s videos are always worth watching.
It’s a difficult question.
Indeed it is such a difficult question that I will not attempt to give a concrete answer. I will let you know what I’ve done in the past, but that’s it.
It’s really a difficult question. Who should be able to see what each person gives to the church? Let’s look at six perspectives.
My name is Lindsey, and I frequently speak before I think.
I’ll never forget the time I innocently asked a new friend if it was 80s night at church, only to quickly realize it wasn’t. That’s just how he dressed. With no luck, I tried to back gracefully out of the conversation.
Jason K. Allen:
A good friend who’d completed his Ph.D. a few years before I completed mine gave me advice that was, in hindsight, absolutely essential. He told me, “Whatever you do, pick a topic to write your dissertation on that absolutely captivates you; that will animate you day in and day out until you complete your dissertation.”