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“That They May Be One”: Evangelical Unity after World Vision

“That They May Be One”: Evangelical Unity after World Vision

Ten minutes after I pressed “Publish” on Monday’s post about my struggle to find a way to blog well about the World Vision controversy, I found myself lecturing on the Catholic Reformation and Wars of Religion in Bethel’s Christianity and Western Culture class. While the fracturing of the Church into tens of thousands of denominations didn’t start or … Continue reading


  • 4/12/14 - Please do yourself a favor and visit Autobiography, the new podcast/blog from my good friend and frequent collaborator Sam Mulberry. I was honored to be Sam's first interview, but he's now on to episode four and going strong. The idea here is straightforward, and powerful: inspired by something Frederick Buechner once wrote, Sam chats with a friend about their intellectual autobiography, with a particular interest in what led them into teaching. "I want to sit down and talk with the people I know," writes Sam in his introduction. "To collect their stories and their wisdom. I want to be open to what I can learn about teaching, and God, and life." In the process, we learn about the same things from Sam, as he's more conversation partner than interviewer. Check it out!
  • 4/10/14 - Thanks to G.W. Carlson for drawing my attention to the recent passing of a fellow Covenanter in higher education: Robert T. Sandin. An alumnus of Bethel College and Seminary who went on to earn a PhD in philosophy from the University of Minnesota, Sandin served as an administrator at Northwestern (MN), North Park, Mercer, the University of Toledo, and other schools and wrote extensively about Christian higher education and the relationship between philosophy and religion. (He also penned several pieces for the journal Pietisten.) You can read his full obituary here.
  • 1/22/14 - The newest channel over at Patheos is Mission:Work, "a place where conversation happens about work and faith." Guided by senior editor Chris Armstrong, it encompasses multiple blogs offering Christian reflections on work and workplaces, calling, economics, and other topics that evangelicals — in my experience — have tended to neglect. Check it out!
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