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Umberto Eco likes Macs, dislikes Calvinists

January 19, 2011


Andrew Sullivan refers to a 1994 essay by Umberto Eco (“La bustina di Minerva”) from the Italian news weekly Espresso. In it, Eco presumes that the Mac is Catholic (specifically, Jesuit) because “It is cheerful, friendly, conciliatory, it tells the faithful how they must proceed step by step to reach – if not the Kingdom […]

Theological education (made easy)

June 23, 2010


I was recently asked about non-traditional (i.e. online), non-degree theological education. Frankly, I am thoroughly excited about the current crop of online resources to help build the theological training of the church. I love to see church members getting together to study theological together and the number of online helps is absolutely tremendous. When I […]

New Calvinism (again)

December 12, 2009


Professor J. Todd Billings (Western Theological Seminary, Holland, MI) has written a helpful article on the New Calvinism movement for Christian Century Magazine. To my knowledge, it has been a while since we have seen New Calvinism addressed in the press. Check out Kevin DeYoung’s fine-tuning comments about the article.

Beedocs rules!

February 4, 2009


I have been creating timelines for a very long time. I vaguely remember, as a junior high nerd, creating a timeline of the places I had lived as an Air Force Brat. I know, I needed more friends. In college, still mostly friendless, I created a timeline with 10-15 canary yellow legal pages taped together, […]

Pornography, adultery, and common grace

October 9, 2008


If you missed the October issue of The Atlantic, then you missed Ross Douthat’s “Is Pornography Adultery?”, an interesting illustration of common grace. In short, the teaching of common grace is that God, through His Spirit, exerts a moral influence on humanity to such a degree that sin is stifled and, just for a moment, […]