A La Carte (10/2)
Phil Johnson on Rob Bell on the word “Evangelical”: “In fact, listen to Bell’s own cockamamie claim about what the term properly describes: ‘I embrace the term evangelical, if by that we mean a belief that we together can actually work for change in the world, caring for the environment, extending to the poor generosity and kindness, a hopeful outlook. That’s a beautiful sort of thing.’”
The LA Times looks into the glut of public outbursts we’ve seen recently—Serena Williams, Kanye West, Joe Wilson, etc.
Kevin DeYoung offers a review of this book which seeks to find a third way beyond (between?) emerging and traditional.
The Baseball Call of the Year
Here’s one for the baseball fans.
Christians and Tithing
Randy Alcorn looks at the issue of tithing. “Christ fulfilled the entire Old Testament, but he didn’t render it irrelevant. Old Testament legislation demonstrated how to love my neighbor. Although the specific regulations don’t all apply, the principles certainly do, and many of the guidelines are still as helpful as ever.”