On Teaching & Learning the Bible in the Classroom

Scot McKnight at Jesus Creed is directing us to check out a post by Fuller New Testament professor J. Daniel Kirk.  Dr. Kirk is writing to his upcoming students about the treacherous joys awaiting them in the classroom as they take on the task of learning the New Testament.  Studying Scripture in academic settings suffers…

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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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Anti-Intellectualism in the Church: Continuing the discussion from RELEVANTMagazine.com

Joel and I had been cranking out posts on a series called Social Media & Theological Discourse, but since Don Miller’s controversial blog post “Should the Church Be Led by Teachers and Scholars?,” I have found myself writing a number of posts on Anti-Intellectualism in the Church.  (Click here to see where I agree with…

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Responding to Donald Miller on Who Leads the Church (part 2): Where I agree…

“Should the Church Be Led by Teachers and Scholars?”  The question is Don Miller’s.  Much ado was made on the Internet over his recent claims that churches are essentially schools under the domain of ivory tower lecturers.  The comment stream is still going over at RelevantMagazine.com where his post reappeared. For the most part, I…

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