A few years ago, Mark Strom did a brilliant series of evening talks called the “Wineskin talks”. They are available for purchase on the Laidlaw website, but also online on Resonate (links below). They’re a fantastic resource for personal study or even for small groups.
Theology for life: Text, soul and culture as an integrated whole
Part 1a . . . → Read More: Wineskin talks – a great resource
I think these have been around for a while, but last week was the first time I have eaten my food at BK slowly enough to . . . → Read More: “Would you like an over-developed sense of entitlement with that..?”
The Compass team has been doing a lot of speaking at numerous conferences the last few months, in both Australia and New Zealand. You may enjoy listening to what we’ve been up to. Here’s some audio from two of our conferences: The New Zealand Summer Conference 2011, audio here; and the Schools Conference in Canberra, audio . . . → Read More: Compass Audio
I found this clip deeply moving. I don’t have much to say about it, no lessons I want to draw. But I wanted to share it.
Veena Malik is a Pakistani actress who appeared on the Indian version of Big Brother. In this clip she is attacked as a traitor to Pakistan and Islam. Her defense is . . . → Read More: Veena Malik defends herself
I have just returned from one of the most inspiring and uncomfortable weekends of my life. I was in Tauranga to observe the annual Trustpower Community Volunteer Awards, which my wife Julia was helping to host. Every year nominations are put forward to contest for one of the 25 regional titles – from the Far North . . . → Read More: Go to the volunteer, thou sluggard…
Rob Bell continues to cause controversy. I don’t plan to wade in on this yet having not read his book, but here are two further interviews that are worth watching. They are quite different in tone as you will see. . . . → Read More: Rob Bell and Universalism again.
For those following the heated (no pun intended) debate regarding Rob Bell’s new book on heaven and hell, called Love Wins, you will find the following interesting. It is an hour long interview of Bell by author and journalist Lisa Miller.
Much of the controversy has been around the question is Rob Bell a universalist? That is, . . . → Read More: Rob Bell and Universalism?
On the evening of February the 28th, Professor John Lennox spoke at a Compass event at St Paul’s church, Auckland. His original topic was “Christ among the philosophers”, but given the devastating Christchurch earthquake only six days earlier, Professor Lennox turned instead to consider the burning question of where is God among suffering and earthquakes. A . . . → Read More: Professor John Lennox on God, suffering and the Christchurch Earthquake
The last few weeks have, of course, been dominated by the catastrophic consequences of Christchurch’s earthquake, and now the devastating news coming from Japan. In Christchurch, the rising death toll and the extensive damage to buildings and infrastructure have stunned the whole country. Many, including those of us who are witnessing this from afar, have . . . → Read More: What God is saying to Christchurch: “Recovery”