Monthly Archives: April 2019
CUTTING UP THE BIBLE
“On display now at the Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C., is a special exhibit centered on a rare Bible from the 1800s that was used by British missionaries to convert and educate slaves.
What’s notable about this Bible is not just its rarity, but its content, or rather the lack of content. It excludes any portion of text that might inspire rebellion or liberation.”
HT: JOHN FEA
HOW THE HELL WOULD I KNOW?
SHARING THE GOSPEL TODAY
This came to mind the other day:
The combination of globalism and connectivity via media makes this generation much more perplexed, even immobilized, to know how or whether to share the gospel. Sharing the gospel seems more scandalous than ever. We are more proximate to other religions and thus have a growing difficulty believing we are right and everyone else is wrong.
MARTIN LUTHER KING
Want a riveting read? Well, this book certainly qualifies.
As a young Christian, I read a collection of King’s sermons titled Strength to Love. In college, I took a rhetoric class where our professor regularly reminded us that King was the “greatest speaker he ever heard.”
Rosenbloom’s book chronicles the final 31 hours of King’s life. And what a life it is. The author does not paper over King’s adultery, but clearly thinks King was a great man.
King challenges us to live focused life with courage and compassion.
The publisher is to be thanked for making a beautiful book at a reasonable cost…a rarity in our day!
TIGER’S BIGGEST CHALLENGE
My piece still has relevance…for all of us!
HOW TO EFFECT CHANGE
WHY ARE THERE DIFFERENCES IN THE GOSPELS?
Like other Christians, I’ve been puzzled by some of the differences in the gospels. True, they don’t affect doctrine, but they leave one asking why the discrepancies exist.
Big books on the most common problems have been written. Several times I have found myself frustrated by these tortuous explanations.
Enter Michael Lincona and his new book.
Lincona offers another explanation for the varying accounts and it is found in appreciating how ancient biographers, especially Plutarch, worked.
Geared for the more serious student or the person who has unsettled doubts about the veracity of the gospel records.
WHAT ONE WOMAN CAN DO!
THE DECAY OF THE CHURCH
HT: Tim Challies