Hawking, God & the Universe – Unbelievable

Hawking writes, “Because there is a law such as gravity, the Universe can and will create itself from nothing.  Spontaneous creation is the reason there is something rather than nothing, why the Universe exists, why we exist." ---- It wasn’t an earth-shatteringly good discussion, but it did hold my attention.  Therefore, I'll post it.  Oxford [...]

TULIP – John Piper

[Today's post is for a certain individual I know, but is relevant to all.] Eric, I’m excited to hear that you’re curious about the doctrines of sovereign grace (Or the five points of Calvinism, as they are also known).  I can still remember the first time I was confronted with these amazing truths.  My wife and [...]

Paul and the People of God – N.T. Wright

He’s influential, winsome, scholarly, and yes, controversial.  I’m referring of course to N.T. Wright, Bishop of Durham.  Back in April, he spoke at the 19th annual Wheaton Theology Conference.  The conference was something of a dialogue; a time of interaction with the Bishop’s views.  Besides the nine other presentations, some of which disappointed me for [...]

Christianity Today, The Ironic World of Hipster Faith – Brett McCracken

My father-in-law pointed me to an article in Christianity Today entitled “Hipster Faith.”  It is well written, timely, and perceptive, and I commend it to you.  In the article, Mr. McCracken explores the phenomenon of evangelical relevance.  Think cool.  Think emergent.  Think right music.  Right lights.  Think hip presentation of truth.  And possibly most of [...]