Guest Post: Matthew Hoopes' Top 5 Albums of the Year

Since he spends so much time immersed in music, I asked my good friend, and fellow Canton, Ohio native Matthew Hoopes of Relient K to share his top 5 Albums of 2008 with the gathering in light community. This is his first guest post here, and it’s a a pleasure to have him. Here’s what he writes: Continue reading

FAQs: Why is God Communal?

This is a guest article written by friend and colleague JR Rozko of Life as Mission. “FAQs of a Theologian” is a segment I run from time to time that seeks to answer basic questions that get asked of people with theology degrees. If you would like to submit a question contact me, or submit a question to the wiki. If you would like to write a guest article to help answer a question you can contact me as well.
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Book Review on Brian McLaren's "The Secret Message of Jesus"

This is a guest post, reprinted with permission, Review and rant by Jarrod McKenna.

What’s emerging out of the “emerging church movement”?

Ever wonder what will emerge out of the ‘emerging church movement’? Watching from the very different context of Australia it’s interesting to observe some of the heat Brian McLaren’s new book “The Secret Message of Jesus” is receiving on the very different (and sometimes bizarre and disturbing) landscape of American Christianity. While the title sounds like might be flaky text you’d find in a New Age book store along side crystals and tacky objects exploiting aspects of indigenous cultures, it is in fact one of the best pop communications of some of the most exciting biblical scholarship around. Continue reading

FAQs: What is the value of confession?

Question-Mark-778895-1Frequently Asked Questions (of a theologian) is a weekly segment where a guest or myself answers a question that gets commonly posed to theologians. The basic idea is to take a theological question and offer an answer that is concise and useful for ‘everyone else.’ If you’d like to submit a question, and we’d love for you to, then please contact me.

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FAQs: What Are Some Good Books on Biblical Hermenuetics?

This two part article has been contributed by Dr. Chris Spinks. I’ve broken up the question and post into two portions.

I’ve been asked to contribute to the “ask a theologian” series. Here’s the question as it was asked to Wess and now to me: “What are some good books (and why) that can help me get started in biblical hermeneutics?” Continue reading