Recently, I joined a group of students who were asked to share about Christianity in an “Interfaith Dialogue” with a group of about twenty Buddhist monks at a nearby temple in Chiang Mai, Thailand. An interesting discussion developed as the lead monk explained the Buddhist foundation for morality.
His moral foundation was not unlike that of many, if not most, Americans today. This discussion led to the students sharing four supporting reasons for biblical faith, beginning with morality. Continue reading Four Arguments for God
The good news: you can get there from right where you are! The task of preparing for effective, long-term, cross-cultural service is huge, but not impossible. Continue reading You Can Get There From Here
For Rome, Christianity was not simply new or unusual, but fundamentally so; dangerously so. In “Destroyer of the gods,” Larry Hurtado reveals the distinctions that set Christianity apart from, and in stark opposition with, the Roman world. Continue reading Destroyer of the gods: Early Christian Distinctiveness in the Roman World
In recent weeks, an event entitled “The Fierce Urgency of Now,” coinciding with Martin Luther King Jr. Day, was advertised in my town: “Inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King and the civil rights movement, an environmental justice movement is gathering … Continue reading The Mission of the Church: The Fierce Urgency of Now