Forde: “We are not in the business of bringing in the Kingdom. There ought to be a big sign on the Kingdom of God: Keep out! God at work! Coming soon, but in the meantime, mind your own business!” Read the whole thing here.
How we got the good book – Luke Timothy Johnson
A review of The Archeology of the Earliest Christian Manuscripts by Brent Nongbri
Luther College students learn that Christianity is an oppresive politcal system – Robert Spenser
Luther College joins the race to the bottom in American education
The ELCA will have its triennial Churchwide Assembly this August 5-10, 2019, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. What’s it like? George A. Lindbeck’s review of the 1993 Churchwide Assembly, “The Church Faithful and Apostate” is still relevant twenty-five years later. Will the ELCA’s turn to sacramental bishops with real power help? See Declan Leary’s “Assembly of U.S. Catholic Bishops Reveals an Ugly, Incompetent Bureaucracy.” Gotta love the last line of her piece which is the title above.
A journalist, Clifton Ross, formerly a Christian who believed in the resurrection, writes:
“It is as difficult as it is uncomfortable to enter into a previous state of mind from a later, more ‘evolved’ or developed state. I don’t like to admit that I once believed Jesus rose from the dead, but I did….The available scientific and statistical evidence (not to mention common sense) weighs strongly against belief in bodily resurrection from the dead.”