Hi Five Oakers, The weekend's coming and I have a few things I want to share with you.
Have you ever wanted to share your faith with someone and you didn't want to blow it? We're going to look at one of the most powerful ways to share your faith this weekend as we conclude our "Invite" series through the book of Acts. It sometimes feels counterintuitive, but it works.
I can hardly believe this journey "Invite series is over this weekend. What began for most two months ago started for our staff in the summer. Writing The Story of Acts even goes back farther. But it has been a great journey. And with the Invite challenges there is a sense in which we're just getting started.
Gerald R. McDermott on "Why You Can't Read Scripture Alone: Studying the Bible in light of the Great Tradition"
The real question is not whether tradition influences our interpretation of the Bible, but which tradition does so. And the best way to judge that tradition is to regularly compare it to the Great Tradition—another name for the great “cloud of witnesses” (Heb. 12:1) down through the centuries. It’s what C. S. Lewis called “mere Christianity,” the consensus on belief and behavior that the historic church has agreed on for the past 2,000 years.
Guillaume Bignon on "How a French Atheist Becomes a Theologian: Inside my own revolution"
If French atheists rarely become evangelical Christians, how much rarer it is for one to become an evangelical Christian theologian. So what happened?
One More Thing
Check out this great INVITE video. (If you are looking at this in an email, go to my website here.)