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Monthly Archive for August, 2006

EMPTY NEST: August 18, 2006.

Julie and I have four wonderful daughters (birth order): Leah, Elisha, Lori and Shamar. The pictures above are Shamar, our youngest. The one whom, I would wager her sisters saying, had it the best at home. The first 3 were 2 years apart and 4 years later Shamar arrived. Today Shamar moved out into her […]

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I will provide brief snippets from a few chapters, hoping that your appetite will be whetted to get your own copy of Scot McKnight’s Embracing Grace: A Gospel for All of Us. Chapter 3- The Story of the EikonScot introduces a technical, yet fascinating term perichoresis. It is a theological term describing the interrelationships within […]

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I didn’t know about this book. Ben Witherington has a review of David L. Holmes’ bookThe Faiths of Our Founding Fathers (picture on the right is from Amazon.com). You can read Ben Witherington’s review here. Be sure to read the “comments,” too. You will get involved in quite a virtual conversation.

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Review: Embracing Grace Part 3

EIKON if YUKON (a little humor there) Chapter 2– The Beginning of the Gospel McKnight affirms that if we’re to get the gospel right, we have to begin at the beginning. Thus, Chapter 2 sweeps us back to Genesis 1:1 and into the creation story. Because the concept of “the image of God” is vital […]

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Review: Embracing Grace Part 2

We continue to think with Scot McKnight about “what is the gospel?” as he writes Embracing Grace: A Gospel for All of Us.Chapter 1 opens “The gospel is more like a piece of music to be performed than a list of ideas to endorse. …Thus, it is a gospel that is both proclaimed and performed.” […]

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Review: Embracing Grace Part 1

What is the gospel? Scot McKnight’s Embracing Grace: A Gospel for All of Us is a readable and enjoyable advance in our understanding of “the gospel of the kingdom of God” announced and lived by Jesus. I think it answers many questions raised in conversations today, a primary question being “What is the gospel”? To […]

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