Disturbing Driscoll Divination

Though I (Shane) usually don't read blogs, a friend of mine (thanks, PC!) pointed out a Teampyro blog post (HERE) which dealt with a disturbing and dangerous sermon clip by Mark Driscoll.  I don't know anything about Teampryo, but this is a blog post worth reading (including a video and transcript of Driscoll's sermon clip).  I… Continue reading Disturbing Driscoll Divination

The Creator/Creature Distinction, Missions, and Church Planting

 Most Christians probably haven't thought how the biblical distinction between the Creator (the triune God) and creation (the universe and everything in it) has a lot to do with missions, evangelism, and even church planting.  Read this section in Chris Wright's The Mission of God, where he shows how a the Creator/creature distinction has much… Continue reading The Creator/Creature Distinction, Missions, and Church Planting

The American Religious Purpose of Life

I just read a piece somewhere that said most Americans believe in God (better to say "believe in [a] god," I think).  The piece also said many of these same Americans believe in reincarnation, UFOs, witches, and mystical encounters with some divine spirit.  In other words (as Wells and Horton have said before), Americans approach religion… Continue reading The American Religious Purpose of Life