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Flotsam and jetsam (2/8)

HT James McGrath

Motivation matters here. Yes, personal blogs may be a tool of self-promotion. That’s a given. But if the blogger is motivated solely by the desire to self-promote, then the blog is about building a readership for the blogger’s benefit rather than for the reader’s benefit.

For some, the term “apologetics” has taken on too many negative connotations to continue to be useful. They believe it is time to dispense with the term altogether. I am not convinced. Saving the term, however, is less important than revitalizing and re-contextualizing the concept. Christians need to continue to talk about the best way to communicate the heart of the gospel and the saving message of Christ in compelling and coherent ways. To that end, apologetics (or whatever one may call it) should be evangelistic, integrative, holistic, communal, and contextual.

Because we worship our way into sin, ultimately we need toworship our way out.

Flotsam and jetsam (6/22)

Flotsam and jetsom (6/16)

Why is there no UK team in the World Cup? Why do the various “provinces” enter as nations?

North Carolina man claims to have seen Sasquatch. I wonder what I should do to get on the news?

– Learn how to be a good thinker.

– Philip Sumpter explores Brevard Childs’ principles of exegesis.

– More Karl Barth: This time on writing theology.

– Halden is rereading Bonhoeffer’s Life Together and has shared some thoughts.

Flotsam and jetsam (5/15)

For your Saturday reading pleasure: