Links and Joe

Keep calm and drink coffeeSaturday, 16 February 2013

We present to you another week of our most interesting blog reading. As always the views of these posts are not necessarily the views of BSI, but they are sure going to get you either thinking, talking or mad, possibly all three. Remember, keep calm and enjoy some links and joe.

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roger olsonRoger Olsen continues to be one of my favorite theological bloggers.  In this piece he answers the question, Why I am Not a Fundamentalist (or Conservative Evangelical)?

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PopeBenedictXVI_3In light of Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation, Fr. Longenecker sketches his speculative answer to How Changeable is the Face of the Papacy?  Could we start seeing two Bishops of Rome?

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UnknownSpeaking of Pope Benedict XVI, this short article reports on a recent Synod held by the Roman Catholic Church wherein the RCC invited Baptist Evangelicals to the Synod for substantive dialogue.  The Baptist delegation met with bishops regarding the language of the Synod’s final document.  We are seeing a new evangelicalization of the RCC in our lifetime, and more than one author has asked, Is the Reformation Over? 

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justinAgree or disagree it was fascinating to read this account of how Justin attempts to reconcile his same-sex attraction and his desire to remain under the authority of scripture.  In this post, Rachel Held Evans summarizes Justin’s interpretation of several key passages of scripture that are ground zero in the debate over homosexuality.  She takes these interpretations from Justin’s book Torn.

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