February 2009 Archives

Calvin for the young, and the young at heart

Article by   February 2009
The 500th anniversary of Calvin's birth has already produced some excellent material on Calvin (about which I've been blogging over at Creideamh). However, perhaps one of the most useful has been published by Christian Focus in the Trailblazers series, in... continue

Really, Really Born Again

Article by   February 2009
I just received my copy of John Piper's new book Finally Alive: What Happens When We Are Born Again?  One of Piper's reasons for making the biblical case for born-again Christianity is to guard the term against its misuse in... continue

Milking It For All It's Worth

Article by   February 2009
Here's a link to another review of Milk which, unlike that which I cited on a blog yesterday from the Gospel and Culture Project, begs the truly interesting questions of how and why Sean Penn decided to portray Milk the... continue

Cringeworthy Christian Trendiness

Article by   February 2009
Did I say that Christians trying to be trendy and do things like the U2charist was cringeworthy?  Well, as Mrs Emma Peel has just pointed out, the U2charist website helpfully explains how to pronounce Bono (Baw-no, apparently, for those who... continue

U2charist?

Article by   February 2009
A student sent this link to me, for a so-called U2charist at a local church, where the purpose is to spread the gospel/U2 vision for reconciliation and peace.  It reminded me very much of the much-missed earthwindandfirecharists of the late... continue

Is Milk Really That Good For You?

Article by   February 2009
Some weeks ago, I penned a piece on Ref21, arguing that the trendy Christian infatuation with cultural interaction was problematic at a number of levels.  Well, a review of the film, Milk over at the Gospel and Culture project is... continue

The Sovereignty of God and US Airways 1549

Article by   February 2009
You may be encouraged by this CMDA interview with Andrew Jamison, who was on US Airways flight 1549 that crash landed in the Hudson River in NY last month, and his wife Jennifer. They give a strong Christian witness. Andrew and Jennifer are both... continue

Shadowlands

Article by   February 2009
Today, I had the privilege of teaching one of my seminars with a small group of students. The topic: New Perspective on Paul. No, it isn't an obsession. It just "happened" that this was the topic for today. Next door,... continue

If Only We Really Were . . .

Article by   February 2009
Writing for National Review Online, Jay Nordlinger recounts a broadcast from Middle East Media Research Institute in which a Muslim cleric from Egypt defends no fault divorce.  What interests me is the last line, which gives Christians more credit than... continue

You Read It Here First

Article by   February 2009
Mrs. Emma Peel, formerly of Academic Affairs at W.T.S. (whose work there with Dr. T, incidentally, has now become a cult British T.V. series) brought my attention to the following story from the B.B.C. on the detrimental effect of Facebook. ... continue
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