Most Cynical Characters in Literature & Film: Who comes to Mind?

I like how Busby’s last post encouraged reader participation.  Let’s continue thinking about a theology of work—keep sending in your thoughts so we can think through those issues together.  We have had some good comments so far. For a much less important project, I want to ask for your contributions as well.  I had this…

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Theology of Work/Vocation

Joel here. It’s been awhile since I’ve posted. Now that another semester is done, I hope to be a little more active. Lately, my thoughts have been consumed by the theology of work. My closest friends are not vocational ministers and I’m wanting to think hard and create a resource for them as they seek…

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Another Review

Cogito | Credo posted a review of Faith Without Illusions.  Again, reading reviews of my book is such a strange—yet usually satisfying—experience.  It is comforting to know someone actually took time to read what one has poured so much of his life into.  In many ways, my wife and I feel as if the book…

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Review of FWI at Englewood Review of Books

I was very excited to see that the Englewood Review of Books has posted a review of Faith Without Illusions on their website.  You can check it out here. It is both nerve-wracking and exciting to read these reviews.  The most interesting fact to report on the experience is that I always seem to learn…

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“Doctrine”: a bad word or a good one?

“Doctrinal warmongering.”  That is a phrase I have been using here in the blog on occasion to describe the rather uncivil theological discourse taking place through social media.  When Christians see those claiming some theological competence clanging swords against others claiming similar competence, then the anti-intellectualism I have been writing about becomes an natural response….

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How Pornography Decontextualizes Sex

After seven years of college ministry and with two small sons under my care, I have been burdened over the last six months to preach, teach, and write on the unpleasant topic of pornography.  Here are the previous posts so far: “‘Sexology’“…; “Preaching on Pornography.” For this post, I am arguing that porn decontextualizes sex…….

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