N. T. Wright Critiques David Bentley Hart’s New Testament Translation, and Hart Replies to Wright’s Assessment

One of very items I wrote about in my Start2Finish column yesterday was about many preachers within churches of Christ loving Wright's theology. You can read that post here. As it so happens, one of my other favorite theologians, David Bentley Hart, recently produced his own translation of the New Testament published by Yale University … Continue reading N. T. Wright Critiques David Bentley Hart’s New Testament Translation, and Hart Replies to Wright’s Assessment

What We’re Known for Versus What We Ought to be Known For

I recently had a conversation with someone from another faith tradition, and invariably the conversation steered towards distinctive marks of churches of Christ, though cordially. As you might imagine, the first item mentioned had to do with our worshiping God without instruments. I explained simply that we believe the earliest Christians didn’t do this, so we … Continue reading What We’re Known for Versus What We Ought to be Known For

Learning to Say “No” To Ourselves

We who are parents know the importance of sometimes telling our children “no.” It’s not that we want to be joy-kills, but that giving them everything they ask for can be damaging to their character formation. Plus, sometimes they deserve a no for previous bad behavior. You and I have seen children who have never … Continue reading Learning to Say “No” To Ourselves