The Sarah Palin Battle Hymn
Entries for January, 2011
The kingdom of God can only be defined by attending closely to its unfolding in history. The reign of God takes different forms in this history, but its goal is nothing less than God’s dwelling in the midst of his people in righteousness, peace, and justice. But how does the Kingdom of God advance? What are its signs and how is it related to the redemption accomplished by Jesus Christ? That’s our subject for this edition of White Horse Inn as the hosts continue their discussion of The Great Commission.
Tim Keller has posted an interesting blog piece on the ways and means of revival. Here’s the opening paragraph: How do seasons of revival come? One set of answers comes from Charles Finney, who turned revivals into a “science.” Finney insisted that any group could have a revival any time or place, as long as [...]
Prof. John W. Montgomery, a guest on the White Horse Inn and a contributor to Modern Reformation, has an important announcement: THIS JULY, ATTEND THE ONLY “INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED STUDIES” IN CHRISTIAN APOLOGETICS For two weeks–in the French Rhineland–you can study with premier apologists and cover the entire gamut of contemporary objections to historic Christian faith, together [...]
Tired of Bible Pictionary? Play Omega: The End Times Board Game tonight!
How did you spend your Christmas? Different cultures in different parts of the world spend Christmas in different ways, even observe Christmas on different days. But for most of us, Christmas is a day of rest, of refreshment, and of joy. Not for the Christians in Iran, however. We recently received the following update from [...]
I’ll admit that I haven’t seen the new True Grit, yet, but I’m really enjoying reading all the reviews. Fox News commentator Bill O’Reilly thinks the new Coen brothers’ version displays in living color everything that is wrong with America. While professor Stanley Fish writes in the New York Times that the new version is [...]
What would happen if you took Oprah at her word? About this time last year Robyn Okrant gave it a shot, and then wrote about her experience in Living Oprah: My One-Year Experiment to Walk the Walk of the Queen of Talk (Center Street, January 4, 2010). Here’s the description from an online bookseller: What [...]
There is a lot of talk these days about “living the gospel” or “being the gospel,” as if we ourselves are the good news. Some even say that the church is an extension of Christ’s incarnation, as if Jesus came to provide the moral example or template for us to complete. There is only one redeemer and head of the church. To him alone all authority is given in heaven and on earth. On this program the hosts encourage us to put the focus back on Christ and his gospel as they continue their new year long series on The Great Commission.
Recently Bill O’Reilly interviewed David Silverman, president of the American Atheists Association regarding a new billboard they’ve put up in Alabama which says of religion, “You Know They’re all Scams.” O’Reilly’s chief argument in defense of God’s existence? The tides. The tides? Yes, that’s right, the tides. O’Reilly: “Tide goes in, tide goes out, there’s [...]