Another Lesson in the Power of Doctrine

Yesterday in worship we sang the old Gospel hymn, “I Stand Amazed in the Presence.”  It’s one of those songs that gets me all choked up.  I know, part of it has to do with my upbringing: Sunday night worship in those little Methodist churches my Dad served.  We sang all those songs either from […]

Developing Players, Developing Disciples

People who care about their craft borrow ideas and resources wherever they can find them in order to get better at what they do. Having worked in college for almost twenty years, I’m obviously very interested in student development. I grew up loving sports and I, like many others, find inspiration and occasional good advice […]

Developing Players, Developing Disciples

People who care about their craft borrow ideas and resources wherever they can find them in order to get better at what they do.  Having worked in college for almost twenty years, I’m obviously very interested in student development.  I grew up loving sports and I, like many others, find inspiration and occasional good advice […]

A “Mainliner’s” View of Mark Driscoll’s Demise

I’m going to try to stick to a very narrow point in this post and I ask the reader to do the same.  There are other things that could be said about the breaking Mark Driscoll story.  I’ll leave it to other people to say them. I just read that Driscoll and Mars Hill Church […]

Another Example of a Gap in Higher Education

David Bentley Hart, in The Experience of God, makes this important observation: “To bracket form and finality out of one’s investigations as far as reason allows is a matter of method, but to deny their reality altogether is a matter of metaphysics.”  (p. 70)  “Form and finality” refer to ultimate causes and purposes; in philosophical terms, […]