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The criteria by which we measure success or encourage happiness or contemplate health care decisions—all rest on our sense of what it means to be human
Joel B. Green
To use the words of Einstein, “science without religion is lame; religion without science is blind.”
The God of Christian theology is not a God who fills in any gaps of current scientific ignorance, nor one . . .
Scot McKnight examines why many evangelicals make penal substitution the central model
We can't explain the logic of the cross, says Leanne Van Dyk, yet the church must reflect the actual reality of salvation
Is sacrifice essentially a way to deal with sin and stop God's anger? Goldingay says neither OT nor NT supports these two common assumptions
The Christus Victor model, says Marianne Meye Thompson, has at its center continuous divine action
Marianne Meye Thompson
In Latino/a theology, says García-Johnson, the cross has signified conquest, glory, liberation, and now mestizaje
James Bradley discusses flaws in Aulén’s use of historical evidence and two resulting popular myths about “Christus Victor”
An Orthodox believer played the Arab violin; a Lebanese, the qannun (zither); an Egyptian Muslim, the ‘ud (lute)
What did it mean to be “pastoral” as a leader of worship? I'm a musician! I don't want to be one of them . . .
What changes occur in parishioners on a spiritual, emotional, cognitive, and physiological level in response to worship?
What you do to make money (career) may not be what you are called by God to do in life (vocation).
The preacher’s task is to use words to express things that are too deep for words. How can that be done?
Clayton J. Schmit
Digital ministry is an art; it must be engaging, enlightening; it must have form, focus, and function
Carolyn L. Gordon
The sermon matters, but the preachers who prepare and deliver the sermon matter more.
Whether it’s loving the work you do or doing the work you love, love is the theme.
In the span between 2 Bob Dylan songs, times were a-changing, but now they’ve changed . . .
“What do you have if you take the arts out of worship?” It sounds like the set up for a joke, but a serious response . . .
Worship, Theology, Art—seem like three adopted children from different families rather than a natural fit
Todd E. Johnson
What does the claim of God’s “presence” in film actually mean? Is it a form of general revelation, common grace, or . . .