First, join the conversation here with Jordan Hillebert and the gang regarding J. I. Packer’s iconoclasm — which rejects the use of all images (or thoughts!) that represent God.
Over at Religion and Ethics, N. T. Wright has a lengthy but accessible essay on Jesus’ subversion of Israel’s nationalist expectations. The piece is called “Jesus and the Perfect Storm” referring to the 1991 Nor’easter that killed fishermen from Gloucester. The North Shore gets a shout-out from N. T. Wright!
The blog Theology Forum has a piece entitled “Moltmann, Calvin, and the Cross” which juxtaposes the atonement theories of Protestant reformer John Calvin and German theologian Jurgen Moltmann.
Ross Douthat, over at The New York Times, enters the fray over the Rob Bell “Is there a hell?” controversy with a mildly provocative question: “If Gandhi is in heaven, is Tony Soprano as well?“
With the popularity of “Amish-lit” on the rise, Christianity Today answers the question “Why We Love Amish Romances.”