Thursday, March 09, 2006

Some Miscellaneous Thoughts

I thought I'd post a few brief words (and links) on what the Lord's been teaching me lately. Though I already linked some info on Tim Keller, I want to redirect your attention to one of the messages on that page in particular. If you go to the link here and look at the fourth bullet point under "Messages" you'll see the link to a message entitled "All Things are Yours." I have made a habit of listening to it semi-regularly in the mornings lately as a means of grace and method of preaching the Gospel to myself (in Bridges vernacular). If you're wired at all like I am, this brief challenge will be a kick in the....pants :-), as well as be a blessing.

The second link is somewhat different. It's a sort of interview with Bart Ehrman, author of Misquoting Jesus and professor of NT at UNC that appeared in the Washington Post. At best Ehrman is a self titled "agnostic," though realistically he sounds more like a blaspheming Christ-denier. What value is there in reading such an interview? It is both sad and sobering. Ehrman was "saved" in an evangelical (probably "fundy") background. He studied at Moody and Wheaton before doing a PhD (and "losing his faith") at Princeton. It is also a good idea to familiarize yourself with who he is and what he's saying, as he (and his works) appear to be pretty popular on university campuses. One of his courses at UNC bosts an enrollment of 350 plus students. Anyway, I think it's worth a read and would encourage you to check it out here. Props to Scot Mcknight at Jesus Creed where I first came across this link.

3 comments:

Luther's Stein said...

Mihelian,

The link is busted.

NWMihelis said...

Try it now, zobmondo.

Daniel said...

It's sad that someone with such an excellent background ended up so far away.