Writing Down the Jones

2000 Verses 6

2000 Verses

There’s a movement afoot (how often do you get to use that word?) whose leaders like to repeat a particular statistic over and over.  I’ll pause and let you try to figure it out, as you list everyone who fits this description in your head.  Okay. Here’s a smattering of...

Newark’s Mayor on Suburban Racism 0

Newark’s Mayor on Suburban Racism

I’m reading a long article in the NYT Magazine, so long that I may not finish it tonight – and I came across this from Cory Booker, the Mayor of Newark: When I met last month with Cory Booker, the mayor of Newark who at 39 is already something of...

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Read Books: They Make You Smarter

Wade‘s back from his hiatus, and has some book recommendations: Here are several books I’ve just read or am about to finish. 1. What Would Jesus Deconstruct? I loved this book. Caputo is sharp, funny, and able to explain deconstruction in a constructive way. 2. The Reason for God. This...

I’m A Frayed Knot 3

I’m A Frayed Knot

I was just bumming around online today and I came across this article , “Is Christian Music Dying?”, in Collide magazine.  I looked at the first couple of paragraphs in print last month, but never got around to reading the whole thing. The article is a discussion of CCM –...

Is Faith Worth Anything? 0

Is Faith Worth Anything?

Faith has absolutely no value in itself; its value lies solely in its object. Faith is the eye that looks to Christ, the hand that lays hold of him, the mouth that drinks the water of life. And the more clearly we see the absolute adequacy of Jesus Christ’s divine-human...

McGrath on Liberalism 0

McGrath on Liberalism

I’m rereading in preparation for my comments on Alister McGrath’s chapter of Four Views, and I just came across this gem: Postliberalism has come to terms with the death of the Enlightenment, whereas liberalism, rather like a freshly decapitated farmyard chicken, stumbles pathetically and randomly across the intellectual terrain, looking...