Radical. Epic. Revolutionary. Transformative. Ultimate. Extreme. Emergent. Alternative. Next. Impactful. On The Edge. Beyond. Awesome. Legendary. Innovative. Breakthrough. Everything has to have an exclamation point to catch our attention these days. For many of us, the worst word in our vocabulary is “ordinary.” Who wants a bumper sticker that announces to the neighborhood, “My child [...]
Entries for August, 2013
How should we present our case for the faith in the public square? How have Christians failed at this in recent years? Os Guinness will join me in this program to discuss issues surrounding the recovery of civility and persuasion in a post-Christian culture. Os is the author of numerous books on the intersection of faith and culture including Dining with the Devil, Time for Truth, and The Case for Civility: And Why Our Future Depends on It (originally aired Feb 15, 2009).
(Esther L. Meek is Professor of Philosophy at Geneva College, and Instructor of Apologetics at Redeemer Theological Seminary. Her 2003 Longing to Know: The Philosophy of Knowledge for Ordinary People (Brazos) is a book for people considering Christianity who have questions about how we know anything at all. Her 2011 book, Loving to Know: Introducing [...]
(Rev. John J. Bombaro (Ph.D., King’s College, University of London) is the parish minister at Grace Lutheran Church in San Diego, California and a lecturer in theology and religious studies at the University of San Diego. He’s a frequent contributor to Modern Reformation.) What book are you reading right now? I have made a good [...]
(Anthony Parisi is an independent filmmaker and online editor-in-chief for Houston Baptist University’s Cinema & New Media Arts.) What are you reading right now? I have been reading several books this summer but the most noteworthy by far has been Matthew Lee Anderson’s new book, The End of Our Exploring: A Book About Questioning and [...]
(Nancy Guthrie is the author of O Love That Will Not Let Me Go and the Seeing Jesus in the Old Testament Bible study series (www.seeingjesusintheoldtestament.com) In addition to teaching opportunities at her church, Christ Presbyterian Church in Nashville, Nancy speaks regularly at conferences and events around the country.) What are you reading right now? [...]
(James K.A. Smith is professor of philosophy at Calvin College where he holds the Gary & Henrietta Byker Chair in Applied Reformed Theology and Worldview. He is the author of a number of books including Letters to a Young Calvinist: An Invitation to the Reformed Tradition and, most recently, Imagining the Kingdom: How Worship Works. He also serves [...]
What do contemporary Jews believe about the Messiah? How should Christians talk to their Jewish friends about Jesus? We are joined on this episode to think through these issues by David Zadok, Pastor of Grace & Truth Church outside of Tel Aviv, and the Field Director for Christian Witness to Israel.
Living in a housing community that boasts a pool and a spa, and in a city where the beach is a twenty-minute drive away, I have almost no excuse for not finishing my summer reading. It happens every year—the list gets longer and longer, the titles are more ambitious, and the books go unread. The [...]
How does science account for the origin of life with all of its amazing complexity and wonder? Since life cannot be created in a laboratory, how do scientists attempt to explain that it came about by accident or chance? Joining the program to discuss this topic is Dean Overman, author of The Case Against Accident & Self-Organization, and Gerald Schroeder, author of The Hidden Face of God (originally aired April 10 & 17, 2005).