Friday's News & Ideas

  • Justin Welby on evangelism
  • Theology of place
  • Reflections from the bedside
  • N.T. Wright on biblical authority
  • Christianity never meant to be simple
  • Great writers, rejected

What we talk about when we talk about evangelismChristian Today: If we truly 'got' evangelism, we, the Church would live to show what it meant, says Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby.

A church in Big Easy walking distanceWall Street Journal: The 'theology of place' prizes local worship over the megachurch model.

Lessons before dying: Reflections from the bedsideABPnews/Herald: In a spring filled with illness and death, David Gushee offers a few hard-earned "lessons before dying."

The problem with biblical authorityOn Faith: Even the great creeds have screened out the central Biblical message of the coming of God's kingdom, N.T. Wright says.

Why Christianity was never meant to be simpleChristian Today: Krish Kandiah thinks the tension between opposing doctrines is where faith comes alive and that often, it is in the most difficult parts of the Bible that God is most clearly revealed.

The Spark

The rejection letters: how publishers snubbed 11 great authorsFrom Gertude Stein and William Burroughs to recent rags-to-riches writers such as JK Rowling and Cassandra Clare, there have been brutal rejection letters to accompany most bestselling novels. The (London) Telegraph offers extracts from some of them.

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