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Content from the 2008 Desiring God National Conference

In recommendations, theology on September 28, 2008 at 2:31 pm

This is going to be some good stuff.

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And for the record…

In theology on September 27, 2008 at 6:07 pm

I don’t like red letter Bibles either.

What happens when “green” becomes gospel?

In NOT recommended, theology on September 27, 2008 at 6:03 pm

This.

Described by Time Magazine:

The Green Bible…calls attention to more than 1,000 verses related to nature by printing them in a pleasant shade of forest green, much as red-letter editions of the Bible encrimson the words of Jesus. The new version’s message, states an introduction by Evangelical eco-activist J. Matthew Sleeth, is that “creation care”–the Christian catchphrase for nature conservancy–“is at the very core of our Christian walk.”

Using recycled paper with soy-based ink, The Green Bible includes supplementary writings by, among others, St. Francis of Assisi, Pope John Paul II, Desmond Tutu and Anglican bishop N.T. Wright. Several of these essays cite the Genesis verse in which God gives humanity “dominion” over the earth, a charge most religious greens read to mean “stewardship.”

And here:

“This is exactly what the Church needs at this critical time.” — Richard Cizik, vice president for Governmental Affairs, National Association of Evangelicals

Call me old-fashioned, but isn’t Jesus what the Church needs at this critical time?  I’m just as into “stewardship” as the next guy, but this is missing the point.

Yes.  The Bible does set up a framework for understanding humanity’s role as stewards of creation, but is this the point of Scripture?  As I recall, Jesus said “You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; and it is they that bear witness about me” (John 5:39 ESV).

Hmm…

Isn’t the person and work of Jesus the point of Scripture?

I’m not saying that it is wrong or sinful in any way to be environmentally conscious.  In fact, I think that it is very good.  It’s just that when a Bible is published that misses the point of the gospel things tend to get a bit hairy.

Now go order an ESV Study Bible.

This is one of the best albums of the year.

In music, recommendations on September 23, 2008 at 5:10 pm

October is going to be a great month for music (and Bibles).

In music, recommendations, theology on September 20, 2008 at 2:08 pm

Like I’ve said before, new Lucinda Williams, ESV Study Bible, but now…

A NEW RYAN ADAMS AND THE CARDINALS ALBUM!!!!!!!!!!!

And Wilco is starting to work on their new album in October.

I’m having a great day.

Election 2008 “Outakes”

In recommendations, Uncategorized on September 13, 2008 at 4:51 pm

Check out these hilarious videos at Trevin Wax’s blog, Kingdom People.

Tim Keller at Google

In recommendations, theology on September 1, 2008 at 10:53 am

For those of you who don’t know, I have a man-crush on Tim Keller.  This video has been floating around for a while, but I was just reminded of it when they posted it at The Resurgence.

For more Tim Keller resources, go here.