Flotsam and jetsam (8/19)
- CNN Belief Blog, Documentary Sheds Light on Pint-Sized Preachers
They preach, the heal the sick, and they swagger from the pulpit. But these aren’t your average preachers, they are children dubbed pint-sized preachers. The viral internet phenomenon is transitioning to TV in a new documentary.
- Brian LePort, The Future of Seminary Education
The future of seminary education is an important topic. I admit, I am rooting for seminaries to continue being a valuable resource for the church, but I know there may need to be some changes.
Is there another option in the credobaptism (believer’s baptism) vs. paedobaptism (infant baptism) debate? Well, an alternative position is for churches to permit both views of baptism, credo and paedo, to be practiced side by side.
- iMonk, Indulgences – a somewhat long, but still interesting explanation of indulgences.
So we have a place – Purgatory – , a means – prayer for the dead – and a reason – the final payment of any debts we owe in this life, carried over to the next, because what we do in the body counts. Put those together, and we come (by a circuitous route, if you’ve followed me this far) to the topic of indulgences.
- Nock Nowalker has an archive of different ways people understand the “righteousness of God.” It looks like a great resource with posts on Hays, Wright, Bird, Westerholm, Seifrid, and Dunn. (HT Trevin Wax)
- Michael Jensen offers a nice chart for understanding different models of the atonement.
- There’s a new (to me) website where you can rate and review seminaries. If you’ve attended Western Seminary, head over there and give us a rating!
- And, Princeton Seminary announces which colleges have the most/least religious students. Reed College (Portland, OR) is on the list? Startling!