A central command of Christian scholarship is the Ninth Commandment: You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor (Ex. 20:14). Scholarship and writing is an ethical endeavor, not just merely intellectual. As writers, teachers, and students, we constantly witness in God’s Courtroom, deny His Providence when we falsify reality, and we erect an idol when we create falsehoods. Looking at much of the Christian scholarly world, not to mention the educational world in general, we have much to be ashamed of.
The island of misfit toys is about to become a landfill. Unless something drastic forces Congress to repeal its recent actions, a new law will virtually force every thrift store and many small businesses out of business on February 10, 2009; all existing inventory will officially incur the status of "Banned Hazardous Substance." The so-called Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 treats "any children’s product" as "a banned hazardous substance" unless it has been tested and complies with new limits of lead and
It was a dirty job, but somebody had to do it. A couple of months ago Gary asked me to take a look – into the dark corners of the internet – at this thing called Zeitgeist: the Movie. This internet “movie” boasts 15 million views worldwide and begins with the claim that “Jesus was the Solar deity of the Gnostic Christian sect, and like all other Pagan gods, he was a mythical figure. . . . Christianity, along with all other theistic belief systems, is the fraud of the age.” It spends about 45 minutes trying to persuade its viewers of this idea before moving on to more modern conspiracy theories.
I hesitate to even write this brief article, but as the only responder to my lengthy piece "Replacing ‘Replacement Theology’" so far, this guy deserves mention-if for nothing else than that he is prompt in responding. I am very interested in furthering this discussion, which is why I wrote to begin with, and a guy with a blog subtly titled "Anti-Preterist’s Blog" is all I can get, I’ll have to at least look at it for now.
In the midst of crisis, recession, and impending financial collapse, let us turn our heads upward and contemplate grander notions. Consider our position. Compare it with where we’ve been, and where, say, our grandparents and great-grandparents once were.