This week’s list includes the following links:
– Evangelical theologian Clark Pinnock has passed away. James K.A. Smith shares some thoughts, Justin Taylor does as well, so does Derek Ouellette, and Roger Olson.
– Gerald Hawthorne passed away as well.
– Scot McKnight has interviewed Brian McLaren and Marc Cortez is wondering why McLaren can’t answer questions when asked. Denny Burk says we should ignore McLaren altogether!
– Nijay Gupta has interviewed Ben Witherington.
– Bruce Reyes-Chow explains why we must continue to address the subject of race.
– Ben Myers writes on “theology and friendship”.
– Kevin DeYoung writes on “the ministry of rebuke“. He has more to say about it here and here.
– T.C. Robinson asks if “spiritual” disciplines are necessary when we are indwelt by the Holy Spirit. Also, he asks some questions talks about the soteriology of Open Theism.
– Scott Lencke asks why the question, “Why the Holy Spirit?”
– Esteban Vazquez shares Moses Silva’s thoughts on the πίστις Χριστοῦ debate.
– C. Michael Patton asks if modern science makes “demon possession unnecessary”.
– Fr. Ted Bobosh is doing a series on reading biblical text. You can find it here, here, here, here, and here.
– David Starks talks about Second Temple Literature as a “cultural script”.
– Daniel Kirk continues to write on the church post-inerrancy here and here adding an adjacent thought here.
– Roger Olson argues that inerrancy doesn’t matter. Also, he shares some thoughts on “unconditional election and universal atonement”.
– Michael Dowdry says, “biblical Christianity is bankrupt”.
– Andrew Jones reviews Andrew Perriman’s The Future of the People of God.
– The new issue of Themelios is available.
– CNN reports that someone is trying to “Tweet the Bible”.
– Western Seminary is hosting an anti-human trafficking conference for pastors and other church leaders at their Portland campus.