Blog Posts by Sean Lucas

Bear Market

Article by   October 2008
I'd be lying if I said that I was unconcerned by the eight days (counting today) of major losses that the NYSE has absorbed. Each day, I get to work and have the NYSE website up following the market; each... continue

The Green Bible

Article by   October 2008
I'm not sure we need this. The official website is here. The features: "Green-Letter Edition: verses and passages that speak to God's care for creation highlighted in green" and "A personal green Bible trail guide." Hmmm. Maybe I should buy one for... continue

Culture Making

Article by   September 2008
A couple of days ago, I had some time to read on a flight to Philadelphia, and so was able finally to finish Andy Crouch's new book, Culture Making: Recovering our Creative Calling. I have to admit that the pre-pub... continue

The Surprising Work of God

Article by   August 2008
Over vacation, one of the books I finished was Garth Rosell's new book, The Surprising Work of God. Rosell, former director of the Ockenga Institute at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, uses the relationship between Harold John Ockenga and Billy Graham as... continue

Watching Joel Osteen

Article by   July 2008
Last night as I was flipping the channels during a second straight depressing late-inning loss by my Cardinals, I happened onto Joel Osteen's program. As someone professionally-trained as an American religious historian, it was striking to watch Osteen once again... continue

What is a name? no. 2

Article by   July 2008
I so appreciated Steve's post on the continued usefulness of the "evangelical" label. Thinking about historian David Bebbington's four-fold identificiation of an evangelical (biblicism; conversionism; cruci-centrism; activism) can be helpful here; it is striking that Steve's list contains them all,... continue

Resurrecting Excellence

Article by   July 2008
Over the past few days, on my personal blog, I've been posting quotes from L. Gregory Jones and Kevin R. Armstrong's book, Resurrecting Excellence: Shaping Faithful Christian Ministry (you can find these here, here, and here). This morning I finished the... continue

Discerning Who (and Whose) We Are

Article by   July 2008
One of the hardest things for me, as well as the students whom I serve, is to discern accurately our own gifts and callings. Attending to God's own guidance in that process of discerning is particularly challenging. However, it is... continue

The "Good" in "Good News"

Article by   July 2008
From Jonathan Edwards, "God Glorified in the Work of Redemption," in The Sermons of Jonathan Edwards: A Reader, ed. Wilson H. Kimnach, et al (1999): 74-5:The redeemed have all their objective good in God. God himself is the great good... continue

Faith as a Way of Life

Article by   June 2008
I have a bad habit: I keep adding books to my growing pile beside my bed. This morning, I finished a book that wasn't on this list: Christian Scharen's Faith as a Way of Life. Originating out of Yale's Center... continue
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