A minute in advance…

A minute in advance…

Read this in 1 min I’m back in Chicago after ten days of conferences in Denver. The trip was long and challenging, mostly because it was so long. The good news is that it was a wonderful success! The principle that drove our planning and execution of these two exhibitions was a minute of preparation in advance is worth an …

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My chat with Bart Erhman

My chat with Bart Erhman

Read this in 2 mins The importance of intellectual hospitality @jeffgissing Bart Ehrman wandered into the IVP Academic booth today. Ten years ago the prospect of chatting to a scholar of Ehrman’s standing would have been overwhelming. I would have awkwardly asked if I could help him find a book or, better, looked at the carpet. Two decades ago I …

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Calvinism and certainty

Calvinism and certainty

Read this in 1 min I am a Calvinist. There. I said it.    Inspired by Marilyn McEntyre here’s a list of caricatures of Calvinists. AngrySeriousStrictLogicalImagination-lessBible-totingSupersiliousLiteralisticEmotionally-stuntedAxe-grindingHeretic-huntingChurch-splittingFun-killingJoy-suckingLiberal-hatingArminian-hatingWrath-lovingLove-avoiding The sad thing is that at different times of my life I have been all of these things though I doubt I’ve ever been all of them at the same time. I hope.   …

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[Expanded] Why we hate each other

[Expanded] Why we hate each other

Read this in 1 min In many ways hate is the lazy way out. If can label someone and then emote against that label and do it online and in abstract terms then I don’t actually have to wrestle with all of life’s complexity. And if hate is lazy then it should come as no surprise that our intellectually sloppy …

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