Jesus Loves Richard Cizik

Speak truth to power, Pastor.  Don’t fret about the Pharisees.

Welcome to Samaria.

Evangelical refuses to demonize the Love.

Jim Willis comments:

“I encourage the NAE’s leadership to stay on the path they have chosen and resist the efforts of those who would again seek to narrow the evangelical agenda in unbiblical ways and make it again subservient to a conservative political agenda.”

Because if you are truly a Jesus freak, you won’t be a prostitute for the radical right.

The Quarterback Problem

Malcolm Gladwell examines the mysteries of Pro Quarterbacks, Good Teachers and Financial Advisers.

In teaching, the implications are even more profound. They suggest that we shouldn’t be raising standards. We should be lowering them, because there is no point in raising standards if standards don’t track with what we care about. Teaching should be open to anyone with a pulse and a college degree—and teachers should be judged after they have started their jobs, not before….

It needs an apprenticeship system that allows candidates to be rigorously evaluated.

Similarly:  what makes a good cleric?