Flotsam and jetsam (2/9)

These four qualities are indispensable to good preaching, but some are more indispensable than others. The farther you go down the list, the harder the traits come. But the good news is it’s the top of the list that matter most.

To say the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is deathly ill is not editorializing but acknowledging reality.

If the phrase “son of God” is tantamount to blasphemy to Muslims, is it acceptable to translate the phrase differently into Arabic in the name of making the gospel known?

  • Patheos is adding another new blog, and this one looks like it could be very interesting. Evangelical Crossroads features Mark Russell (Asbury), Allen Yeh (Biola), Michelle Sanchez, Michelle Stearns (Mars Hill), and Dwight Friesen (Mars Hill). (HT)

About Marc Cortez

Theology Prof and Dean at Western Seminary, husband, father, & blogger, who loves theology, church history, ministry, pop culture, books, and life in general.

Posted on February 9, 2011, in Misc and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. of course mcknight has an emergent ax to sink into the neck of the church, so it’s not at all surprising that he despairs of its survival. i get the feeling he would be overjoyed if it died. to be replaced by the heresy of the bastardized monstrosity known as ’emergent’ (non) christianity.

    • He may not be the biggest fan of denominations, but this one was interesting in that the post is just the full text of a letter written by a number of PCUSA pastors calling for renewal of the denomination. McKnight’s spin was in focusing on the brokenness of denominations in the title of the post, but the letter was an interesting read.

  2. Thank you Marc, that one is important to me.

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