A Reflection on the Calling to Ministry

Here’s one of the most profound descriptions of the calling of a minister I have read. Theologian Oliver O’Donovan presented it in a sermon given on the anniversary of a fellow minister’s ordination: What vessels of transport does the word employ as it makes its sweeping voyage from one end of the world to the other? Not […]

Three Carols: A Case Study in Christianity & Culture

The Advent season is an excellent test case for considering the relationship between Christianity and culture. In particular, sentimentality presses in on the church from every side around Christmastime. A look at three carols demonstrates how tempting sentimentality in religion can be.   First, Isaac Watts’ “Joy to the World” moves from the Christmas announcement to reflect […]

Resources on the Doctrine of Scripture

The Gospel Coalition has compiled a list of books that can be a resource on the doctrine of Scripture.  One of our Board of Directors and Theologian in Residence, Richard Lints, provided his own recommendations. 

Thoughts on Santa

Pastor Mark Driscoll, founding pastor of Mars Hill Church, wrote a blog post on the Washington Post on how he addresses the issue of Santa Claus with his children.  Some interesting thoughts to consider as we are in the midst of the Advent season.  

Religion as Socially Useful

An excerpt from Richard J. Mouw's (President of Fuller Theological Seminary) blog on Fuller Theological Seminary's site:  When the ancient Israelites were taken as captives to Babylon, the Lord sent them instructions about how they were to handle their new social situation: they were to “seek the welfare (shalom) of the city where I have sent […]