Friend of Grace Fridays

>Friend of Grace Fridays

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

Friend of Grace Dying Protestantism by John Piper, Desiring God Blog. Challenging insisghts in response to The Death of Protestant America by Joseph Bottum.

Friend of Grace How To Support Your Christian Blog by Middlebrow at the Scriptorium. “Is it wrong to want to monetize your Christian blog?”

Friend of Grace Beyond the Arena, While Olympic pageantry reigns, remember the shut-outs by Mindy Belz, World Magazine. Subscription to World required to read full article but I wanted to give it some attention anyway.

Friend of Grace Six Characteristics to Look for in a Seminary by C. Michael Patton, Parchment & Pen. Hint: “Their graduates make a lot of money” didn’t make the cut.

Friend of Grace Why I Walked Out of Church by Julie R. Neidlinger: LonePrairie.net. “If I see another cool Bible college student or pastoral studies major wearing the hemp choker necklace, flip-flops, open-at-the-collar shirt that’s untucked, and baggy jeans, saying words like “dude” and “sweet”, I will kick their ass.” Preach it, sister. Except for the untucked shirt part. I need to lose a few pounds. [HT – Heidelblog]

Friend of Grace Evangelicalism and Ma Bell by Darryl Hart, De Regno Christi. “To speak of fellowship with evangelicals is really like speaking of oneness with fellow Americans who favor marriage. I do support marriage and am glad for as many citizens of this republic who value it as we can find. But what I share with pro-marriage Americans is hardly the same as the real fellowship I have, by virtue of marriage, with my wife.”

Friend of Grace Design Arguments and Apologetics by Paul Helm, Helm’s Deep. “This is a paper about natural theology; about its character, its strengths and its limitations as an apologetic tool, examined from the point of view of those who generally speaking downplay natural theology and general revelation, and who stress the supreme importance, if not the sufficiency, of Holy Scripture for the knowledge of God.”

Friend of Grace Mark Halperin: Two GOP sources say it’s Romney; Update: NYT says it’s Romney or Pawlenty by Allahpunidt, HotAir. We shall see. Get ready for another round of the “Can/should an evangelical support a Mormon?” question if this is true. Meanwhile, Byron York says its Lieberman or Pawlenty.

Friend of Grace Young evangelical backs out of convention prayer by Eric Gorski, AP. Cameron Strang of Relevant Magazine has second thoughts.

Friend of Grace New Christian group airs ads – for Obama by Jane Lampman, Christian Science Monitor. Shocker! Brian McLaren supports Barack Obama. Has the emerging church’s new approach to politics merely resulted in a replacing the (R) with a (D)?

Friend of Grace Abu Ghraib-i-fying America’s schools by Michelle Malkin.



3 thoughts on “>Friend of Grace Fridays

  1. >”Except for the untucked shirt part. I need to lose a few pounds.”You’re not alone, of course, but I thought you might appreciate the following handy acronym: NTISBOBNoTuckInShirtBecause OfBelly

    Posted by GUNNY | August 25, 2008, 6:37 am
  2. >Yeah, that was a good one. I’d like to write one about some of the more practical, day to day aspects of seminary at some point. UPDATED LIST TO ADD:Why I Walked Out of Churchand Evangelicalism and Ma Bell

    Posted by Jeff Wright | August 22, 2008, 8:03 pm
  3. >I really liked the Parchment and Pen piece, and thinking back to my seminary years, I really did land in a good one by grace alone–I enrolled more or less so that I’d have something to do the next school year, and the experience in the end turned me into a different kind of minister than otherwise I would have been.

    Posted by Nathan P. Gilmour | August 22, 2008, 2:17 pm

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