Sunday, February 28, 2010

Scot McKnight on Brian McLaren's New Book

I have appreciated Scot McKnight's approach to Brian McLaren. He gives him the benefit of the doubt, shows him grace and patience, and looks for the good in his writings. This makes his review of Brian's new book all the more damning. He writes, "Unfortunately, this book lacks the 'generosity' of a genuine orthodoxy, and, frankly, I find little space in it for orthodoxy itself."

I'm going to read the book for myself, but, sadly, this feels like McLaren's last credible defender jumping ship.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Tom Long on Preaching

"Sermons on 'Five Ways to Keep Your Marriage Alive' or 'Keys to a Successful Prayer Life' or even 'Standing Up for Peace in a Warring World' may possess some ethical wisdom and some utilitarian helpfulness, but the often have the sickly sweet aroma of smoldering incense in a temple from which the deity has long since departed." (Tom Long, Preaching from Memory to Hope)


Long argues instead for the kind of preaching that immerses the congregation in the story of God.

(HT: Scot McKnight)

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Sally Jenkins on Tim Tebow, NOW, and the Upcoming Super Bowl Ad

This is a good article by a pro-choice writer about the absurdities of NOW's opposition to the Tim Tebow ad.