Author Archives: ElShaddai Edwards

Will Twitter save the TNIV?

HT: Mike Aubrey (via Facebook) The New York Times has a new article up on “The All-Purpose Pronoun“, in which legions of Twitter users are bemoaning the lack of a good non-gendered pronoun to refer to everybody and anybody. This, of course, is familiar ground for those dezions familiar with the debate on gender language… [ Read More ]
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Are you a 4-point American Evangelical?

An interesting sermon yesterday, and I mean “interesting” with every bit of passive-aggressive nuance that Minnesotans are famous for. We’ve been on a short summer series called “Unshakable”, looking at stories of the “heros of faith” in Hebrews 11. Not an especially earth-shattering topic, but it’s a chance to consider various aspects of faith. Yesterday… [ Read More ]
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Meme: The Honest Scrap Award

After getting passed over for a few rounds, I’ve finally been picked tagged with the latest blog meme: The Honest Scrap Award (HT: Kevin and Gary). Here are the rules:  share 10 honest things about yourself, and then tag 7 bloggers to return the favor. My list: I think that the Bible in translation has… [ Read More ]
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Calminianism and Open Theism

In a recent post on Koinonia (HT: Peter Kirk), Craig Blomberg lays out a mediating position between traditional Calvinism and Arminianism, which he slyly calls “Calminianism” – otherwise known as “middle knowledge”: Simply put, middle knowledge affirms, with classic Arminianism, that God’s predestining activity is based on his foreknowledge of what all humans would do… [ Read More ]
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The wine of wrath and the dregs of depravity

One of the most trumpeted visions in Revelation is that of the Word of God appearing on a white horse, followed by the armies of heaven (cf. Rev 19:11-21), waging war on the beast and its followers. Part of this vision are images of a sword and of a winepress of wrath, which John seemingly… [ Read More ]
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Christian fruit smoothies

In response to a recent comment on Facebook about Greg Boyd’s “Animate” sermon series on imaginative prayer, I commented: I’d like to throw the fruit of [Greg] Boyd, Rob Bell, Gorden Fee and Eugene Peterson into a big Christian Life blender and see what comes out – that ought to be a big time Spirit-led,… [ Read More ]
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My pet, God

Too many of our worship songs are more about us than God. [… We] praise God for holding us close, for keeping us secure, for making us feel loved and blessed and forgiven and warm and cozy in our electric blanket of eternal security (with a warm comforter of national security thrown in too). We… [ Read More ]
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Election is not about heaven…

“Election is not about who gets to go to heaven; election is about who God chooses […] to bring healing to the world.” — Brian McLaren, Christianity Today (2004) [ Read More ]
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Which Modern Evangelist/Theologian are You?

For my friends on Facebook: ElShaddai took the Which Modern Evangelist/Theologian are You? quiz and the result is Rob Bell You are the Pastor of Mars hill Bible church in Michigan. You are the author of a number of books including “Velvet Elvis: Repainting the Christian Faith” and “Sex God.” Despite what many think, you… [ Read More ]
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Something’s missing from their translation shelf

On the new Biblica (IBS) website, there is an interesting new Bible translation chart:   I’ll leave it as an exercise to the reader to determine which major contemporary translation is not shown on this chart… [ Read More ]
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