Friend of Grace Fridays

>Friend of Grace Fridays

>Friend of Grace Fridays: Our Mafia mascot, Grace, provides a weekly collection of posts from blogs we dig or otherwise find interesting.

Friend of Grace Feeling Renewed By Ancient Traditions by Jacqueline L. Salmon, Washington Post. “Evangelicals Putting New Twist on Lent, Confession and Communion.”

Friend of Grace Purpose Driven Progressive by Nicole Russell, American Spectator. “…Supportive of activist government but still pro-life and pro-marriage, they’re not you’re father’s social conservatives. Enter the emerging evangelical populist. Providentially, it seem, Huckabee answered their call…”

Friend of Grace How to turn white evangelicals into Democrats by Vincent Rossmeier, Salon.com. “According to author Amy Sullivan, liberals don’t have to sell their souls to convert Christian Republicans. Amy Sullivan is a senior editor at Time, a liberal Democrat, and an evangelical Christian. One of those things is not supposed to be like the others, but she argues in her new book that her fellow Democrats need to reach out to her fellow evangelicals if they hope to build an electoral majority.”

Friend of Grace What, Exactly, Is An Evangelical? by J.P. Moreland, The Scriptorium. “…Two preliminary points are important. First, Evangelicals, just like anyone of commonsense, reserve the right to define who they are and what they stand for and we Evangelicals resent the media’s superficial and misleading characterization of us. Second, Evangelicalism is not primarily a social, political, or cultural movement. At its core, it is to be defined theologically…”

Friend of Grace Why Eastern Orthodoxy, Part 1: Introduction by Bradley Nassif, Parchment & Pen. “…I’ve learned a lot over the years from Evangelicals and continue to do so. Still, it is my conviction that there was and is a continuous and consistent tradition of apostolic faith passed down through the centuries, and that the Orthodox Church most faithfully embodies it – at least on a formal level. I’d like to share just two examples that illustrate how the Orthodox Church has maintained its unbroken succession with Christian antiquity, and reveal why it is particular attractive to an increasing number of Christians…”

Friend of Grace Recovering from Fetus Fatigue by Doug Groothuis, The Constructive Curmudgeon
Friend of Grace The Last Evangelical Generation in America by Sam Rodriguez, Latino Evangelicals
Friend of Grace Evangelical Elites Avoiding Church? by John Stackhouse, Prof. John Stackhouse’s Weblog
Friend of Grace Preaching in a Post-Modern City by Tim Keller, The Movement – Global City Church Planting
Friend of Grace John Calvin’s View of the Extent of the Atonement by Roger Nicole, Westminster Theological Jounal
Friend of Grace Calvin on Unlimited Expiation, Sin-Bearing, Redemption and Reconciliation by Calvin and Calvinism blog
Friend of Grace Chain, Chain, Chain, Chain of Fools by Mark Steyn, NRO.
Friend of Grace Before Sending Your Child to a College, Ask these Questions by Dennis Prager, TownHall.com



6 thoughts on “>Friend of Grace Fridays

  1. >I know I enjoy them. After a week of comprehensive exam tunnel vision, it’s nice to step outside of that and think about some different questions.

    Posted by Nathan P. Gilmour | March 11, 2008, 11:49 am
  2. >I’m just glad you left a comment. I wonder how often folks look at these.

    Posted by Jeff Wright | March 11, 2008, 11:47 am
  3. >Oh, I figured that. But I know that you know that I don’t particularly like Prager and that I especially don’t like people who try to micromanage academic departments that they find politically unsavory! 😉

    Posted by Nathan P. Gilmour | March 11, 2008, 9:54 am
  4. >Just remember: I don’t necessarily agree with every article I list! But I know you know that since I posted an article on how to turn white evangelicals into Democrats 😉

    Posted by Jeff Wright | March 11, 2008, 1:27 am
  5. >A couple other comments: With regards to the Russell piece, I will concur that a number of my Christian colleagues at UGA saw in Huckabee a candidate whom they could back with a clearer conscience than they could a social Darwinist who claimed to be anti-abortion. And when I voted for ol’ Huckleberry in the GA primary, I found myself thinking for the first time since I stopped being a single-issue abortion voter, “This might actually be a Republican that I could back with a good conscience.” With regards to the Stackhouse article, the blame-the-congregations angle is hogwash. Christ gives gifts to Christians for service, not to puff up their heads. If the CEO’s and lobbyists aren’t “getting anything out of” their congregations, then maybe it’s time to step up and start serving. If the congregations don’t treat them as royally as Washington does, that’s probably good for them.

    Posted by Nathan P. Gilmour | March 10, 2008, 2:53 pm
  6. >Alright, Jeff. I know you posted the Prager piece to bait me. :)Once again, I think that the agenda of college micromanagers is clear enough when they actually list the departments they want to take down: 3. In the political science, English, sociology, anthropology and history departments — or any other liberal arts department — what is the ratio of Democrats to Republicans among the professors?What of the business program? The economics department? The ROTC faculty? Should those have an equal balance of socialists, Marxists, and pacifists? Or are these folks making power plays to cement control of the departments they don’t already control?

    Posted by Nathan P. Gilmour | March 10, 2008, 1:50 pm

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