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1. Scott McKnight exposes fundamentalism within the political Left.  

2. Speaking of fundamentalism … What to make of this Greek Orthodox leader saying all non-Orthodox people are anathema?  

3. I’ve contributed to a series on Racial Unity that my friend Celucien L. Joseph started at Christ, My Righteousness.  Stay in tune over the next few weeks as contributors speak about Racial Unity. 

4. Travis is an atheist (you can read his story here), but he has a cool blog and his response to the question “What is your favorite color?” is very interesting.  It’s the epitome of a philosopher’s answer.   

5. Might as well get used to Tony Jones promoting the inclusion of “our GLBT sisters and brothers” [GLBT: gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender]

6. The Atheist Revolution author Vjack informs us that the Atheist blog world is divided over Obama’s choice of Rick Warren.  Vjack casually refers to Rick Warren as the “Christian extremist pastor,” then grounds his dislike of Rick on the ghost claim that Rick hates gays, muslims, and even moderate Christians.

7.  A Pastor accused of murder claims innocence.  His lawyer says evidence was suppressed, but the judge didn’t find any wrongdoing in the case.

8. Mike Fox making a plea not to look at evangelicals through President Bush and making a plea to change the name of the Southern Baptist Convention.

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Thanks to Celucien L. Joseph for finding this gospel presentation by Shai Linne.  Spread it around.

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The Bible = More About G O D than Christ ::: Celucien L. Joseph

This post is dedicated to Celucien L. Joseph, who wrote the 1st ever post dedicated to me on the question: Is the Bible Theocentric or Christocentric?  My answer: In a sense, both.  Ultimately, however, I’m inclined to say it’s theocentric, since the only reason Christ is worshipped in the Bible is because he is believed to actually be … G  O  D.  

The only grounds for being Christocentric in the Bible are based on theocentric presuppositions.  That Christ is  G  O  D  in the flesh, reveals and carries out perfectly the will of  G  O  D, reveals G  O  D more precisely to the people of  G  O  D, is the mediator between  G  O  D  and humanity, reconciles people to  G  O  D  through his incarnation, death, burial, and resurrection, etc. 

Given 1) the comparative amount of literature that focuses on  G  O  D  (Yahweh) vs. the smaller amount of biblical literature that focuses on Christ, and 2) the theocentric grounds for Christocentricity, a better argument can be made that the Bible is ultimately more theocentric than Christocentric.   

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Many well known bloggers are moving to belief.net.  Scot McKnight.  Tony Jones.

A well known Muslim blogger, Aziz, posts his thoughts about the attacks in India.    

Feel Blog reports that Rick Warren like’s Matthew Elliot’s new book Feel.  If you haven’t read it yet … you need to.

Celucien L. Joseph calls for bloggers to post about Racial Reconciliation. Why not? It’s an important part of God’s new creation, the new humanity. Big deal.

Just for laughs, check out the Elf dances from the Emergent guys on The Crimson Window.

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Gerald Hiestand, pastor at Harvest Bible Chapel and President of the Society for the Advancement of Ecclesial Theology, calls men to the pastor-scholar paradigm.

Celucien L. Joseph appreciates Gregery Boyd’s thoughts on how racial reconciliation is an important aspect of the biblical gospel.  In another post, he talks about race consciousness.  Once anglo’s are no longer the dominant race in the U.S., perhaps they will give more attention to this topic.  For now it seems like only a handful of anglo people even have this issue on their radar.  

Owen Strachan is accused of “Legalism,” because of his post “The Twitter Debate,” on how he doesn’t think Twitter is a good use of his time. He defends himself here.

Treven Wax posts Martin Luther’s definition of the gospel, which shows that Luther didn’t always think of the core of the gospel message as including the doctrine of justification.

John Armstrong exposes us to the concept of “coerced consensus.”

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