The Faith of Jeremy Lin
The rise of Jeremy Lin in the NBA universe has been nothing short of meteoric. One week he is sitting on the sofa watching the Knicks on TV. The next he’s occupying the last seat on the bench watching from the courtside in a Knicks uniform. Then, he’s given an opportunity to play and over […]
Pragmatism vs. Principle: Contraception and the 1st Amendment
This week the White House offered a compromise to the Roman Catholic church regarding the earlier health care bill’s requirement that all hospitals (including Roman Catholic ones) be required to provide access to artificial contraceptives to their patients. The White House compromise was, in effect, to mandate that the insurance companies pay for the contraceptives […]
Should Protestants be Concerned about Roman Catholic convictions regarding Birth Control?
The new health care initiative, popularly known as “Obama-care,” has been one of the most controversial entitlements in recent memory. A few months ago the debate was about whether it was constitutional for any government to force someone to “buy” anything, whether it be a lawn mower or a health care policy. In the last […]
The West as the “fastest growing mission field in the world”
Some readers of this blog may not know that I had a life as a missiologist before I became the President of Asbury Theological Seminary. I had the privilege of teaching in the area of missiology for nearly two decades. I have a long appreciation for the significance of the emphasis on unreached people groups […]