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The Rise of the Nones

Time Magazine reports on the growing trend for Americans to have no religious affiliation ("none"), but not reject God.  Presbyterian pastor Erin Dunigan says, "They're rejecting organized religion as being rigid and dogmatic."  Instead, they're looking for unorthodox ways to build spiritual lives.

Blog Post | Theology | Melinda Penner | March 7, 2012

The Dance of Redemption

by David Paul Tripp, Whiter Than Snow

Blog Post | Theology | Melinda Penner | March 5, 2012

Ash Wednesday: Return to the Lord Your God with All Your Heart

What is Ash Wednesday and why recognize it? Some history and purpose to observing Lent. On Ash Wednesday, we set our face with Jesus toward the cross in Jerusalem.

Blog Post | Theology | Melinda Penner | February 21, 2012

Hearing from God

Timothy Bayless wrote a series evaluating Greg Koukl’s views on the discipline of “hearing God’s voice,” which can be found in these recent Solid Grounds called "Does God Whisper?"  Greg has taught on this for quite a long time, and it's a very important and personally relevant topic for many Chr

Blog Post | Theology | Melinda Penner | February 13, 2012


From Spurgeon Morning and Evening:

Blog Post | Theology | Melinda Penner | December 16, 2011

Preparing for Christmas

Advent began yesterday.  Advent is an antidote to the distractions of the busy Christmas season.  Often we get distracted from the significance of the holidays in all the preparation.  And the day itself (and eve) comes and goes without focusing on it. 

Blog Post | Theology | Melinda Penner | November 28, 2011


Mark D. Roberts has an insightful post about cultivating the attitude of thankfulness, and attitude that supercedes our circumstances.  And as an illustration, he relays the story behind the composer of a very familiar Thanksgiving hymn, "Now Thank We All Our God."

Blog Post | Theology | Melinda Penner | November 23, 2011

Theistic Evolution & the Bible

John Bloom from Biola University reports that some theistic evolutionists are questioning whether Adam and Eve were historical.  He asks, why are they questioning the Bible when the evidence for Darwinianism is getting weaker?

Blog Post | Science | Melinda Penner | October 10, 2011

Dead Sea Scrolls Online

Today the Dead Sea Scrolls are available online. They include the oldest known manuscripts of some of the Old Testament books, including the Scroll of Isaiah.  They're visual and searchable. 

Blog Post | Theology | Melinda Penner | September 26, 2011

An Audience of One

Our job is to be faithful to what God asks us to do. The result is God's job.  Once in a while He gives us a glimpse of the eternal consequences of serving in His Kingdom.  "An Audience of One"

Blog Post | Theology | Melinda Penner | September 11, 2011