Scot McKnight on ‘Faith Without Illusions’

The next post on my book is up at Jesus Creed.  As I have commented before, reading what others write about their reading of what I have written is both exciting and daunting.  But I really think I learn more about what God was doing with me during the writing process when I read many…

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Departing from Ministry Posts

I am in process of leaving a wonderful ministry position at a wonderful church for doctoral studies.  I will be writing a bit about leaving ministry posts in the coming week or two.  Below is a post I wrote a few years ago after leaving a small Baptist church.  It is one of my favorite…

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Nijay Gupta on starting and finishing a Biblical Studies PhD

I am excited to report that Wipf & Stock is mailing me a review copy of Prepare, Succeed, Advance by my friend Nijay Gupta.  Nijay has been a source of encouragement and wisdom for me over the past couple of years in my preparations for beginning the PhD at Durham University in New Testament.  Since…

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Ezra as a model for those who would teach Scripture

“…Ezra had set his heart to study the Law of YHWH, and to do it, and to teach his statues and rules in Israel” (Ezra 7:10).  I want to teach the Bible.  I am moving to England in 3 weeks for further training to this end.  The venture is so costly in every way—emotionally, logistically,…

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Singer-Songwriters in the Solar System

I was struggling over the sound and lyrics of a band called Vigilantes of Love while a Freshman at the University of Georgia.  My friend Joel Brooks finally succeeded in convincing that it is okay for me to look outside the standard “Christian” music genre for good tunes.  He played Shawn Mullins and VOL nonstop…

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First post – preview images are always big for first posts

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Post with Post Format “Link”

http://www.kriesi.at Post Formats were introduced with Version 3.1. A Post Format is a piece of meta information that can be used by a theme to customize its presentation of a post. Post Format “link” is designed to link to interesting articles or sources you have found on the web.

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Sightings of Faith Without Illusions in the Cybersphere

Confessions of a new Author: I am worried over stuff I had hoped I would be above worrying about.  I am worried about the sales rank of my book at Amazon (yeah, every book has a sales rank—I’d never noticed it before).  I am worried if those who have worked to get the book published…

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The Dangers of “Radical” Continued… Spiritualized Escapism

For those of you following the blog, I apologize for the hiatus in new posts.  My wife and I have been on a sobering, fast-paced trip to England.  We are moving there in early August in the face of extraordinary obstacles but with a nagging, unyielding sense of calling.  The plan (which we have been…

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