Bock

A New York Times Editorial Sympathetic to Evangelicals Feb 3 08

Nicholas Kristof is not an evengelical by his own admission, but he is concerned about issues of human rights around the world. Kristof is an editorial writer for the New York Times. He recently worte an editorial about how evengelicals are addressed in the public square and suggests that they may not be appreciated for what they are doing around the world.

Nicholas Kristof is not an evengelical by his own admission, but he is concerned about issues of human rights around the world. Kristof is an editorial writer for the New York Times. He recently worte an editorial about how evengelicals are addressed in the public square and suggests that they may not be appreciated for what they are doing around the world. This is a fascinating editorial that suggests that evangelicals have not been givien a fair shake and the movement is far more complex and engaged than what the press has been suggesting. The piece reflects awareness that the concerns of evangelicals today is not measured just by what used to be their concerns. My wife suggested I post this one. It is a piece worth reading. Here is the link

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/03/opinion/03kristof.html?_r=1&hp&oref=slogin

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    Wondering

    Mystery of God
    I have a question. Could you reply to my email address?

    What does the scripture really refer to when it says to make known the mystery of God? Would really like an in depth answer.

    Blessings and Peace

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    bock

    Mystery of God dlb

    Wondering:

    Sorry, I cannot reply directly to you. There was no email address left. The answer is that the phrase refers to "something now newly revealed by God" or "something now more clearly evident because of fresh things God has said." The topic in view depends on the specific context. For example, in Jesus’ teaching on the kingdom, the idea that the kingdom goes from small to large is such a mystery (parable of the mustard seed). In some Pauline texts, it is how the Gentiles have an equal place of blessing with Jews or how the Spirit indwells all beleivers including Gentiles (Eph 2:11-3:13; Col 1:24-29).

    dlb

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    dan

    Evangelical Commentary on A Fathers
    Dr. Bock,

    Speaking of evangelicals. Do you know of any good commentaries on the “The Apostolic Fathers” from an evangelical perspective? What do you think of Clayton Jefford’s Reading the Apostolic Fathers. (i am not sure if he is an evangelical or not)Any suggestions?

    Thanks,

    Dan

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      bock

      Evangelical Commentary on A Fathers dlb

      Dan:

       

      I am not aware of an evangelical commentary series on the Fathers. Jefford’s work is good, as is the text of these works produced by Michael Holmes for Baker.

      dlb

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    David Coulon

    Evangelicals
    Dear Dr. Bock,

    Thank you for the the link to the NYT editorial. Mr. N. Kristof has a level point of view. I would like to add a comment to Mr. K’s understanding regarding the mission of any avowed evangelical – at any time since Penetecost.

    The notable German author and patriotic martyr, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, called for a reinterpretation of Christianity to attract an unconcerned secular world in the stormy days before the cataclysm of WW II. God has given man the richly laden Epistles to the Galatians, the Romans, the Ephesians, and the Hebrews. These are the interpretation of His timeless message and offer of saving grace to a modern secular world. The willing servant need only learn why and how “the message” applies to him before sharing this understanding with others who may be drawn to the truth of the powerful and living Word of God.

    I feel Dr. Lewis Chafer, were he around today, might would agree with my comment.

    With regards,
    Dave