Tuesday, January 25, 2011

The Ehrman Project

The Ehrman Project looks like a great new website, equipping pastors and students and other readers with helpful responses to the provocative arguments and conclusions set forth by Professor Bart Ehrman—from canon to inerrancy to textual criticism to the problem of evil, and more.

Here are a couple of videos from the site, with Dan Wallace answering general questions about the reliability of the NT manuscripts:

Jesus' Least Popular Promise?

We are blessed by the many promises in the Bible. However, of all the promises, this promise of Jesus may be one of the least popular and easiest to overlook. Justin Taylore shares about it in this brief article.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

The Message of the Bible in One Sentence

The Message of the Bible - Dane Ortlund asked a long list of people to summarize the Bible in one sentence. The results are quite interesting.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

What Is A Biblical Worldview?

This brief article summarizes well what it means to have a biblical worldview. It begins by explaining a "worldview":

Everybody has a worldview! From the pigmy tribes in the Congo to the cufflink staffer in the White House, everybody has a philosophy of how they view the world...(see the full article).

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

7 Billion People

7 Billion - National Geographic offers up lots of interesting facts in this short video about the world’s population which is projected to soon hit 7 billion.

Iranian Christians

Josh Harris writes about more than 70 Iranian Christians who were arrested over Christmas.

Martyrs in a Modern World

This article by Al Mohler draws attention to a fact most western Christians may be unaware of.

Christians — especially those enjoying the safety of the West — often think of martyrdom as a part of the distant Christian past. But a recent barrage of headlines dispels that notion in a hurry. Over the past several weeks, Christians in Iraq suffered a series of church bombings, and experts in the region predicted a virtual evacuation of that nation’s Christian population. Approximately half of all Iraqi Christians have already fled the country. That represents a failure of the American ambition to leave Iraq with a government that would protect basic human rights and liberties. The murderous terrorism against Christians in Iraq amounts to a form of religious cleansing. Keep Reading

Monday, January 3, 2011

New Year's Resolutions Survey

George Barna has completed a national survey on Americans and their New Year's Resolutions. Here's a couple of paragraphs. (Click here for the complete article).

"When it comes to the types of resolutions people make, Americans not surprisingly focus on self-oriented changes. Among those planning to make resolutions, the top pledges for 2011 relate to weight, diet and health (30%); money, debt and finances (15%); personal improvement (13%); addiction (12%); job and career (5%); spiritual or church-related (5%); and educational (4%). Personal improvement responses included being a better person; giving more; having more personal or leisure time; organizing their life or home; and having a better life in general.

While people concentrate on themselves when making priorities for the New Year, it is telling that so few Americans say they want to improve relationships with others. There were virtually no mentions of volunteering or serving others; only a handful of comments about marriage or parenting; almost no responses focusing on being a better friend; and only a small fraction of people mentioned improving their connection with God"....