Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Christianity, the Church and Abuse

Rachael Denhollander was one of more than 150 girls and women to be abused by Dr. Larry Nasser, when he was employed by USA Gymnastics. In her statement in court, at Dr. Nasser's sentencing hearing, Denhollander spoke of her Christian faith.

In a recent interview with Christianity Today, Denhollander discusses how the assault effected her views of God. She also speaks about how her church failed her after her abuse, and how poorly prepared many evangelical churches are to deal with victims of sexual abuse.

My Larry Nassar Testimony Went Viral. But There’s More to the Gospel Than Forgiveness.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Happy St Patrick's Day!

Have a great Irish Day, by enjoying a terrific song by one of our favorite Irish bands, Iona.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Adapting "Wrinkle"

From what I understand, the answer to this question from a Christianity Today article seems to be: "Not all that well." In the course of adaptation, some things have to be lost, but according to Madeleine L'Engle, the spiritual themes were the core to the book. It would be a shame to lose that aspect of the work.

How Will Hollywood Handle the Spiritual Themes in ‘A Wrinkle in Time?’

Friday, March 9, 2018

Podcast Suggestion: Remonstrance

On our podcast episodes, we have made it clear that our theology is informed by the Arminian viewpoint of systematic theology. In a world awash in Reformed/Cavinist theology, it's always refreshing to find a blog or podcast that presents a systematic theology from that worldview.

One such podcast, The Remonstrance Podcast, does an excellent job digging deeply into the distinctives of Wesleyan-Arminian Theology. They put out an average of two episodes per month, and they tend to run in the 35- to 50- minute range. This makes for good digestible podcasts.

The hosts do their best to be positive, to be pro-Arminian, but that does by necessity require that they occasionally critique Calvinism. But even then, the show is positive and thoughtful. Anyone interested in an in-depth exploration of Arminianism should check out this podcast.