>Religious Illiteracy

>A friend recommended reading Religious Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know--And Doesn't, by Stephen Prothero and I've just begun the book. I loved this paragraph:"When I first began teaching in the early 1990's I was a follower of Dewey and the Progressives [skill based learning vs. information based]. In high school I had come … Continue reading >Religious Illiteracy

Osteen’s Alternative Gospel

Yesterday I finished up chapter 3 of Horton's book Christless Christianity. The chapter, "Smooth talking and Christless Christianity", is a detailed expose/refutation of Joel Osteen's theology - if you can really call it that. It wasn't what I expected when I picked up the book, but it was a good reminder of how unbiblical, pervasive, … Continue reading Osteen’s Alternative Gospel

Training in Godliness vs. Silly Myths

I found this over at Justin Taylor's blog. I have not idea who this guy is but what he says very challenging. Since Connexion has been more topical this year this comes as a great reminder to keep the sermons Christian (preach in a way that a Muslim would disagree) and gospel focused. (Oh, and … Continue reading Training in Godliness vs. Silly Myths

What defines what?

"What would it mean if, instead of trying to explain the gospel in terms of our modern scientific culture, we tried to explain our culture in terms of the gospel?" - Leslie Newbigin, Foolishness to the Greeks, the Gospel and Western Culture