1. Arguing does not do any good? Yes it does.

A great post by Clay Jones about the value of arguing for the truth of the Gospel. In conclusion, Clay offers this:

“[W]hat the church needs is many people trained to defend the truths of historic Christianity. Answering tough questions is a great encouragement to the church. For example, consider Acts 18:27-28: ‘When Apollos wanted to go to Achaia, the brothers encouraged him and wrote to the disciples there to welcome him. On arriving, he was a great help to those who by grace had believed. For he vigorously refuted  the Jews in public debate, proving  from the Scriptures that Jesus was the Christ.'”

Read the rest.

2. Three Star Night is a very interesting blog you should visit.

It is unique in the way it communicates. Read the posts, but first scroll the the imaginative ways that Jo communicates.

3. Kevin give some advice to young guys (and gals) in ministry.

“Don’t try to do too much too soon. Expect change to happen very slowly. Whenever possible, work for desired change by positive reinforcement, rather than by criticism.”

4. Here is a sign that just went up in in my neck of the woods (Okla City).

Believe it or not, but the same organization tried to put the same sign up in Las Vegas and was denied!

5. Lisa Robinson recommends this blog here for women who are looking for some theologically substantive discussion on faith and culture in relation to women’s issues.

6. I am really looking forward to this: The Resurrection of Jesus: A New Historiographical Approach by Mike Licona.

I have not read or reviewed it, but Mike Licona is one of the best and most balanced authors in Evangelicalism today. I get whatever he puts out. Thanks Mike for the work you do.

7. Speaking of book recommendations, do you have this yet? Interpreting the New Testament Text: Introduction to the Art and Science of Exegesis

It is one of the best overviews of New Testament exegesis there is. It will be over the heads of some, but only for a chapter or two. If you are serious about exegesis, you should have this on your shelf.

8. Anyone have a Playstation 3 they want to sell at a really good rate? If you do, Facebook or email me.

Ummm…I need it for theological research.

9. Ummm. OK.

Do you have to have a special ordination?

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C Michael Patton
C Michael Patton

C. Michael Patton is the primary contributor to the Parchment and Pen/Credo Blog. He has been in ministry for nearly twenty years as a pastor, author, speaker, and blogger. Find him on Patreon Th.M. Dallas Theological Seminary (2001), president of Credo House Ministries and Credo Courses, author of Now that I'm a Christian (Crossway, 2014) Increase My Faith (Credo House, 2011), and The Theology Program (Reclaiming the Mind Ministries, 2001-2006), host of Theology Unplugged, and primary blogger here at Parchment and Pen. But, most importantly, husband to a beautiful wife and father to four awesome children. Michael is available for speaking engagements. Join his Patreon and support his ministry

    5 replies to "Theology Around the Web in 60 Seconds – 9.18.10"

    • wm tanksley

      1. Arguing does not do any good? Yes it does.

      No! An argument isn’t just contradiction.


    • Jo_of_TSN

      Thanks for the shoutout, and I’m glad that you like my blog!

      For disclosure’s sake, though, I feel that I should say that I actually got the idea after running across a (secular) webcomic called “A Softer World.” I liked the media the authors used but wanted to preach a different message.

    • TDC

      Hey Mike!

      I’m greatly looking forward to Mike Licona’s new book as well! Got it on pre-order, and I recently finished his book with Habermas as part of my preparation for it.

      I’m starting to see what you mean when you put the Resurrection as an anchor for your faith and something that keeps you grounded when doubts bother you.

      Don’t know how else I should prepare, but it looks like it’ll be hugely important to the Christian/non-Christian debate. I hope to hear what you think of it once you’ve read it!

    • bethyada

      Michael, a potential link for your next 60 seconds. Okay,so it is not recent, but it is amusing.

      Philosophical Powers: Philosophy Action Figures

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