Arab Antisemitism on Display

Essa bin Mohammed Al Zedjali, editor-in-chief of the Times of Oman: Some of the Jewish people used to live in Arab countries. There they lived like Arab citizens enjoying all the rights and duties. In fairness, however, we should say that the Arab Jews were far more polite, well-behaved and good-hearted than the European Jews.…

Evangelism or “Evandalism”?

Ryan Bell is hosting a conference March 1-2 at the Hollywood SDA Church, Beyond Evandalism; the main speaker will be Peter Rollins. Wish I could go, but the Texas Conference is having an evangelism conference here in Houston that weekend, and I need to be at it. I’ve had some interesting experiences in evangelism over…

The Constant Tempation

Paul McCain reflects on the tendency of Lutherans to want to be like everyone else. There’s a lesson here for other distinctive denominations. He quotes Charles Porterfield Krauth: When the Lutheran Church acts in the spirit of the current denominationalism it abandons its own spirit. It is a house divided against itself. Some even then…

Don’t Panic

James Carroll Franklin was in court on a druge charge. He heard the prosecutor’s final charge to the jury recommending that the be sentenced to life in prison, and he panicked. He fled before the jury returned their verdict. He went to bathroom, and then ran. He led cops on a high speed chase across…