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Don: The Postmodern Bible: (15/01/2008 - 22:40 | 0 comments | 0 stars)
Don: People of the Book? The Authority of the Bible in Christianity: (15/01/2008 - 22:35 | 0 comments | 0 stars)
Don: Principles of Christian Theology: (15/01/2008 - 10:12 | 0 comments | 0 stars)
Don: On Being a Christian: (15/01/2008 - 09:53 | 0 comments | 0 stars)
Don: The Post-Evangelical: (15/01/2008 - 09:33 | 0 comments | 0 stars)
Don: Credible Christianity: Gospel in Contemporary Culture: (14/01/2008 - 11:23 | 0 comments | 0 stars)
Don: Invitation to Faith: (14/01/2008 - 10:40 | 0 comments | 0 stars)
Andrew: Review of Brian McLaren's Everything Must Change (part 2): Everything Must Change (see the synopsis in the first part of this review) will be read by many as a challenge to the modern church to exchange an ineffectual and theologically suspect notion of... (11/01/2008 - 17:11 | 31 comments | 0 stars)
Andrew: Review of Otherways: In search of an emerging theology: A couple of nicely balanced (to my mind at least) reviews of my book Otherways: In search of an emerging theology have recently appeared: one along with a friendly critique of my ‘brash... (09/01/2008 - 11:31 | 0 comments | 0 stars)
Andrew: Does the new book really say that the NT has no application to us today?: Does the new book really say that the NT has no application to us today? Graham Old (Leaving Münster) asked this question in response to some remarks that Peter Wilkinson made about my... (07/01/2008 - 12:58 | 5 comments | 0 stars)
Andrew: Review of Brian McLaren's Everything Must Change (part 1): It’s three months now since Brian McLaren’s latest book Everything Must Change: Jesus, Global Crises, and a Revolution of Hope was released, and in the frenzied, web-driven world of emerging... (05/01/2008 - 12:22 | 11 comments | 5 stars)
Ryan SA: Relevance of Jesus to the Gentiles: I was reading through the book of Acts yesterday for the first time with a more ‘emerging’ perspective like that expressed on this site and its was amazing to see the gaps filled. However... (04/01/2008 - 23:43 | 1 comments | 0 stars)
Andrew: Happy Christmas: I have to say that I’m now only on the fringe of the Borneo rainforest, about to return to Europe, but it’s still difficult to come up with anything more sophisticated by way of a... (23/12/2007 - 03:36 | 2 comments | 0 stars)
Jacob: How Would You Answer the Question? Can a Virgin Give Birth?: Today on Slate.com, a wonderful online magazine in line with Time or Newsweek but with an edge, the “Explainer” section dealt with the question: “Can a Virgin Give Birth?” This was also the article’... (22/12/2007 - 22:33 | 69 comments | 2 stars)
pairunoyd: Is Reading The Bible Dangerous?: I have a co-worker that I talk to quite a bit while at work. He has very little intellectual curiosty. He drinks his beers, listens to his music and chases his women. He’s from a religious... (19/12/2007 - 23:01 | 9 comments | 0 stars)
Jacob: “Has Christ been divided?” A Note on Pastoral Celebrity and Their Fan Clubs: Over the past several decades, with the aid of media technologies, some Christian pastors have attained a celebrity status. We see this not only with the televangelists of the 1970s and 1980s, but... (18/12/2007 - 00:28 | 1 comments | 0 stars)
Jacob: How (Some) Christians Defended and Rejected the War in Iraq: As the possibility for a US led war in Iraq began to gain momentum, Christians began staking out positions. Some Christians defended the call for war and other Christians rejected the call for ... (15/12/2007 - 19:29 | 1 comments | 0 stars)
enarchay: Recommended books/articles: Here a list of book and articles I recommended. Some of these books have been very influential to me both theologically and historically. On the other hand, some of the books I recommend I am still... (15/12/2007 - 07:15 | 2 comments | 0 stars)
enarchay: The origin and role of Satan – some comments by Elaine Pagels and my own thoughts: There seems to be a shift in how Satan is portrayed and understood in the Old Testament to the New Testament. What do you think about this? I started reading (and am about half way through) an... (14/12/2007 - 09:08 | 3 comments | 0 stars)
peter wilkinson: Re:Mission: Biblical Mission for a Post-Biblical World - A Book Review: There is a story about the ‘off-side’ rule in football (soccer). This is that the rule is so complex, only two people have ever understood it, and of these two, one is dead, and the other insane.... (13/12/2007 - 13:33 | 7 comments | 0 stars)
Jacob: Doug Pagitt and the Way of the Master Interview Controversy: The blogosphere has recently come alive with talk about an interview that Doug Pagitt gave to Todd Friel on the Way of the Master radio program. The audio and written transcripts can be found on... (11/12/2007 - 22:08 | 0 comments | 1 stars)
Jacob: “A Christmas Sermon” by Ross Winn (originally published in 1902): A great many years ago there was born, in an obscure village of Palestine, a babe; and its parents were so poor that this little child came into the world among the cattle and was laid in a manger... (08/12/2007 - 19:10 | 0 comments | 0 stars)
peter wilkinson: Sir Toby's: the (early) Christmas Special edition: Sir Toby’s: the Christmas Special edition In a dingy, ill-lit basement room at the hostel, the suave young man had been wrapping Christmas presents in selections of seasonally decorated... (08/12/2007 - 13:12 | 13 comments | 0 stars)
DanSteiger: How and in what way is the church prophetic?: By Dan Steigerwald  The church is arguably “prophetic” in a number of ways. It calls itself, its own House, back to faithfulness to God and being a fairer demonstration in the world of His... (05/12/2007 - 13:41 | 0 comments | 0 stars)
Aaron Fudge: How and in what way is the church prophetic?: By Aaron Fudge There are two ways to answer this question. The first follows the normal biblical usage of prophecy and its cognates. When the Bible speaks of people who are prophets and... (03/12/2007 - 11:18 | 1 comments | 0 stars)
enarchay: Small thesis paper?: I have to write a so-called thesis paper for High School (my senior year) and my teacher said I could choose any topic I want, but the paper must be persuasive. This is intriguing because usually... (03/12/2007 - 10:16 | 5 comments | 5 stars)
Jacob: “You’re taking that out of context.”: “You’re taking that out of context.”   That is a charge often leveled at people interpreting the Holy Bible.  The critical claim that an interpreter is taking a piece of text “out of context”... (01/12/2007 - 23:17 | 0 comments | 5 stars)
Andrew: Re:Mission: Biblical Mission for a Post-Biblical Church: I am pleased to say that my book Re:Mission: Biblical Mission for a Post-Biblical Church has just been published by Paternoster in their 'Faith in an Emerging Culture' series. The book builds on... (01/12/2007 - 19:16 | 7 comments | 0 stars)
john doyle: Conservapedia and the homosexuality question: Originally I intended to add a comment to Jacob’s excellent post-and-discussion about homosexuality and conservatism, but I thought it might be worthwhile to bring the Conservapedia into the... (30/11/2007 - 18:03 | 9 comments | 0 stars)
Jacob: What is the relationship between the modern state of Israel and the ancient Israel of the Holy Bible?: In Christianity Today, "What it Means to Love Israel," was posted today. It is a short piece worth checking out. At one point the author writes: The evangelical mainstream... (29/11/2007 - 16:00 | 3 comments | 0 stars)