Posts tagged ‘Scot McKnight’

The Roundup

Here is a quick roundup of some of what I’ve been reading lately. 2012RoundupFlyer_photo_small1

  • The subject of Biblical inerrancy versus plenary inspiration continues to be discussed within the Church of the Nazarene, despite the fact that the denomination’s acceptance of the latter has not changed since 1908. Al Truesdale contributes a fantastic article to the latest edition of Holiness Today on Why Wesleyans Aren’t Fundamentalists.
  • John Meunier shares some nagging questions here about whether the Church truly spends enough time and energy proclaiming the message of the Gospel.
  • For those of who enjoyed my review of Francis Chan’s Erasing Hell and want to dig deeper into the subject, Scot McKnight at Jesus Creed has a review of Ed Fudge’s study Hell: The Final Word.
  • Through the BookSneeze program, I’ve recently acquired a copy of Miraculous: A Fascinating History of Signs, Wonders, and Miracles by Kevin Belmonte. I am finding it engaging thus far, so look for an upcoming review post in the near future.
  • Here’s an engaging post on why Methodists oppose the death penalty.
  • More reason to shop at Family Christian Bookstores.
  • The Wesleyan Church recently revised its vision and mission statements. What’s really impressive is this statement from Dr. Jo Ann Lyon, the sole General Superintendent of The Wesleyan Church: “Our current statements use insider-language that assume too much from our audience. We are realigning our vision and mission to inspire our audience and clearly guide the organization.”

Scot McKnight on Egypt, the USA and Israel

I have always veered away from discussing politics on this blog, and will continue to do so. I did want to draw my readers’ attention to a fine post today on Scot McKnight’s Jesus Creed blog. Scot discusses the implications of the Bible for the most current round of volatility in the Middle East. This discussion centers around four theses put forth by author John Goldingay in his book Key Questions about Christian Faith: Old Testament Answers.

I won’t go into further detail here other than to say that as I commented on Scot’s post, as a Jewish follower of Jesus I am in agreement with some of Goldingay’s theses and troubled by others. If this is a topic of interest to you – and I pray that it is! – you can read the original post here.

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