Flotsam and jetsam (7/18)

I am a pacifist. Lewis was anything but a pacifist. I want to show that his arguments against pacifism are inadequate, but I also that he provides imaginative resources for Christians to imagine a very different form of Christian nonviolence, a form unknown to Lewis, with which I hope he might have had some sympathy

Most people who comment on the cosmological argument demonstrably do not know what they are talking about.  This includes all the prominent New Atheist writers….It also includes most scientists.  And it even includes many theologians and philosophers, or at least those who have not devoted much study to the issue.

A look at whether churches should expand through a missionary model rather than relying on professional entrepreneurial pastors to plant churches

The best way to ground young people in the Word and to empower them for future ministry is to involve them in a mission-based youth group. By mission-based, I am not implying that the teenagers would be going on monthly mission trips or doing weekly door-to-door evangelism. I use the term “mission-based” to describe a missional attitude among the teenagers and their leaders.

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 July 18, 2011, in Flotsam and jetsam. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. On Hauerwas’ excoriation of Lewis: Dear Stan – How can a narrative theologian ask Lewis to truly ‘imagine’ that which is other than his narrative without losing authenticity? Could it be that he is part of a tapestry where those who don’t suffer the the pains of WW1 and then bombardments of England can write of peace from the cloistered academic seats until stuff falls through their protected ceiling and hits their fan-as it usually does?

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