From Eden to Heaven

unpolished thoughts on theology, literature, culture, the world and discipleship which contribute to the movement from Eden to Heaven.

Friday, August 31, 2007

Tim Keller's Forthcoming Book

For an unofficial sneak preview of Tim Keller's forthcoming book, check out this blog. Looks very interesting. You can even pre-order a copy at Amazon.

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Total Church: Discussions on Community, Gospel, and Mission

There are some great discussions going on regarding the relationship of community, gospel and mission at Creation Project.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Barriers for Postmoderns?

Author of No Perfect People: Creating a Come As You Are Culture in the Church, John Burke claims that there are "five sociological barriers for postmoderns: tolerance, truth, trust, brokenness, aloneness." Would you agree? How have you experienced and redemptively engaged these barriers?

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Ed Stetzer on Missional Fire!

Check out this video!

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Discipleship in Cities

One of the greatest challenges in doing ministry, in my case University Ministry, in a city with 50+ campuses in its metro area, is the challenge of doing discipleship with students who are live and work and play 45 minutes away on public transit). But the challenges that this context poses are more than just one of distance. The draw for students to remain on their campuses with their own kind is surprisingly powerful in its sociological force. Add those attractive and repulsive forces to the challenge of proximity along with the sense of isolation that can often mark an urban context, and we find a soil that is almost hostile to discipleship. Investing in one on one, or what some are beginning to call "Life on Life" discipleship is astoundingly time-consuming and extremely difficult.

As of now, we have no answers. All we have is a need. Any thoughts here would be greatly appreciated!

Monday, June 04, 2007

Truth Under Deconstruction Conference

I am considering presenting a paper entitled "Metatheology: Toward a Hermeneutic of Theological Unity" has been accepted for presentation at the Truth Under Deconstruction: Presenting Christ in a Relativistic World conference sponsored by the International Institute for Christian Studies, July 12-12, 2007.

One of my hesitations in accepting this offer is that I have to pay for everything to get to Kansas City. Is anyone else going to this conference?

J.P. Moreland, Norman Geisler, and Paul Vitz will all deliver plenary sessions.

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Edging Christian Videos

These are pretty good, sarcastic christian videos that attempt to expose legalism: