Archive | June 2013
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Stones of Help and Remembrance
An “Ebenezer” is a stone of remembrance–literal or figurative–which someone sets up in order to remind themselves of God’s faithfulness. The concept comes from 1 Samuel 7:12, where Samuel set up a stone pillar and said, “Thus far has the Lord helped us.” This month serves as an Ebenezer for me and my family. I […]
Theology-Speak and the Response of Jesus
Shortest post ever. But I think this tale by Pastor W.A. Criswell illustrates 1 Corinthians 1:19 where God says: “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise; the intelligence of the intelligent I will frustrate.” Criswell once told this story: “The modern theologians, Barth, Bonhoeffer, Brunner, Bultmann and Tillich met the Lord Jesus, and the […]
Why Do Some Christian Leaders Ignore Abuse?
The following is a link to an excellent article by Carolyn Custis James: http://www.whitbyforum.com/2013/06/this-can-of-worms-must-be-opened.html In her post, “This Can of Worms Must Be Opened,” James says: “We get all worked up (as well we should) about bullying that takes place among school children. But are we as outraged about the bullying that is inflicted under the […]