Are Gender-Inclusive Bibles Bad for Women?

Mary Kassian certainly thinks so. (HT: Mark Hopkins) In a piece titled 10 Reasons Why the New NIV Is Bad for Women on her site “Girls Gone Wise”, Kassian explains why. Here is her introduction: The new gender-inclusive NIV was published earlier this year. It contains thousands of changes to the Bible’s male-gendered language. Having […]

How to Get a College Education

John Fea is up to his old habits: providing thought provoking posts that state things I’ve been thinking about in clearer, more concise language than I could. I’ve long been frustrated with students who seem to want to skate through Messiah College with the minimum their money can buy. They don’t want me to challenge […]

Thoughts on Conflict and the Church

Just finished reading this very thought provoking post by David Fitch (HT: Rob Martin) about conflict and the Church. One of the main thoughts is about how the reconciliation that happens when Christ breaks in and causes conflict (exposing of sin, wrestling with new issues). Christ can really break in and change us more into […]

The Role of Scripture

This post is the result of thoughts that have been running around in my mind for a while. Recently I’ve had some interesting give and take with Rob Martin about some of these ideas as well. Last month Rob shared this article with “10 Commandments or Interpreting Scripture”. Here are the 10 points: I. You […]

Peter Enns on Doubt

Thought I would share pieces of a long (~5,000 words) post from Peter Enns. This is from the text version of a talk he recently gave about doubt. It was titled “The Benefit of Doubt: Coming to Terms with Faith in a Postmodern Era“. Here are a few paragraphs from the article, though I really […]

Do All Roads Lead to the Same Destination?

Read an interesting piece by John Eldredge last week, but since I was out of town, I didn’t get a chance to post it. He shares a personal story from his son of a student at his (unnamed) Christian college flying Buddhist prayer flags in solidarity with human rights in Tibet. While it is certainly […]

All Saints Day?

One of my colleagues, and facebook friend, John Reid Perkins-Buzo posted this article as a link on his facebook page. I found this article to be quite interesting for a couple of reasons. First, despite the fact that I have grown up my whole life in protestant churches, and have intentionally maintained this in my […]

Missing the Point …

A recent article in The Chronicle of Higher Education discussed some hot water a Christian professor has gotten into. He wrote a book about Christianity, in which one small part entertains the notion that Noah’s flood may not have been world wide. I’m not an expert in this, but I have heard before that scientists […]