Here are two quotes I came across this past week: James Arminius In his "Disputation III on Blessedness, The End of Theology", in Works of James Arminius, Volume 2, Arminius writes (HT: William Birch) (bold mine): The end of theology is the blessedness of man [...] It consists in fruition, the object of which is a perfect, chief, and…Read more Arminius and Wesley on Enjoying and Desiring God
"How is it possible that the gospel should be credible, that people should come to believe that the power which has the last word in human affairs is represented by a man hanging on a cross? I am suggesting that the only answer, the only hermeneutic of the gospel, is a congregation of men and…Read more Evangelism in community, evangelism in Total Church
Here is a good sermon on evangelism by Dr Greg Boyd. Enjoy! When Dr Boyd discusses his motivation for evangelism, it reminds me of a quote from DL Moody I once heard: “A great many people say I don’t preach on the terrors of religion. I don’t want to — don’t want to scare men…Read more “If Christ died for all,” Paul says, “then ALL DIED!”: Dr Greg Boyd on evangelism
Dr Michael Bird, an Australian theologian, recently updated and shared his post originally written a few years ago, "Evangelicals and Heath Care". It is well worth a read. He begins, "I have to confess to always being perplexed not only by American opposition to universal healthcare, but to opposition to universal healthcare by evangelicals on…Read more Michael F Bird, “Evangelicals and Health Care”
In the video Q&A below, Drs Paul Eddy and Greg Boyd (Woodland Hills Church) answer the question, “Can you speak to scripture that implies some are chosen to be saved and some are not chosen?” with a helpful explanation of the corporate view. Another author/professor, Dr Matthew Bates, recently said in an interview with Dr…Read more Paul Eddy and Greg Boyd Explain the Corporate View of Election
“What I've learned: a church's dominant soteriology indelibly shapes its culture (the way people think about and do) for mission.” -Dr David Fitch In his “Framework for Missional Christianity” series, influential missiologist Alan Hirsch writes (bold mine): One of the most basic assumptions of the incarnational missionary is to assume God is already involved in every…Read more Does an Arminian understanding of grace lead to a more missional worldview?
“Modern Christians have a deep desire to be taught how to pray well. People who have encountered Jesus want to pray, but they don't know how. . . . Among the most noble vocations in pastoral work is teaching people how to pray." -- Pastor Brian Zahnd, Water to Wine, page 90 My prayer life…Read more Learning to Pray