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How Should Christians Vote?

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How Should Christians Vote?

Church & State Conference

In anticipation of our upcoming election season, many Christians are asking "Is there a Christian way to vote?" This conference will go beyond the "Christian voter card" to considering holistic ways of bringing our faith to bear in the public sector. We will explore the relationship between church and state, seeking to develop a Christian ethic for life in the public square. Read the rest of this entry »

Metzger, Romney, and America’s Mormon Moment, Part 2

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Metzger, Romney, and America’s Mormon Moment, Part 2

Evangelicals and the Upcoming Election

As a continuation of a previous MUblog post, this post explores how evangelicals can graciously engage Mormonism as the 2012 U.S. elections approach. The following is a column written by Multnomah's Dr. Paul Louis Metzger earlier this year for evangelical voters in Florida’s Sun Sentinel prior to the Florida primary.

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Metzger, Romney, and America’s Mormon Moment

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Metzger, Romney, and America’s Mormon Moment

The Mormon Moment

It is fair to say that Mormonism has come into the mainstream of American culture with the emergence of Mr. Mitt Romney as the Republican hopeful for the 2012 U.S. presidential race. Some have called this development the “Mormon moment.” Read the rest of this entry »

Metzger, Radio, New Book – Again!

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Metzger, Radio, New Book – Again!

Yesterday, Seminary professor Dr. Paul Louis Metzger was the guest on The Georgene Rice Show. She had him in to talk about his new book - a commentary on the Gospel of John titled "When Love Comes To Town".

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New Wine’s Fall Conference: A Letter from Dr. Metzger

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New Wine, New Wineskins' fall conference, Two Wailing Walls and the Peoples of Promise is right around the corner.

When
Saturday October 2
9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Where
Multnomah University's Portland Campus
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Metzger Writes on popular “Out of Ur” Blog

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As a follow-up to his article on Biblical Justice in Leadership Journal this summer, Dr. Paul Louis Metzger also made some guest appearances writing for the very popular blog "Out of Ur" run by Leadership Journal. Read the rest of this entry »

New Wine, New Wineskins’ Spring Conference

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(The following is a reprint of our press release - but since space is filling up fast at this event, we thought we should get something up right away!)

Multnomah Biblical Seminary's Institute for the Theology of Culture: New Wine, New Wineskins will hold two seminars to promote unity in the church and outreach to the poor on April 9th and 10th, respectively. Together, these seminars make up the annual Spring conference that New Wine puts on in the community.

People often think caring for the poor in the analogy of giving a poor man fish to eat or teaching him to fish so he can eat forever. Neither approach moves beyond charity, which keeps the poor dependant and demeans their humanity. Instead, Christians must help the poor become entrepreneurs so that they can own the pond together.

An Evening of Inspiration, April 9th

At the introductory seminar, "An Evening of Inspiration: breaking down barriers", Dr. Paul Louis Metzger will discuss how the white church has historically failed to build a relationship with the black church. Together, Dr. Metzger and Dr. John M. Perkins will urge the church to long for unity and will lay the foundation of what "owning the pond together" means.

Owning the Pond Together, April 10th

The second seminar, "Owning the Pond Together: developing communities through entrepreneurship", suggests that community development involves partnering with the poor by thinking creatively and fostering micro-enterprise. The seminar stresses the importance for Christians to move beyond charity and toward cultivating community through effective business practices. In this way can Christians and the poor own the pond together and protect the community from being sold out to the highest bidder.

Perkins, Metzger, and Pastor Eric Bahme will present the importance of partnering with the poor and how to put "owning the pond" principles into practice.

Church Partnership

Following Perkins and Bahme's lead, churches can help form local enterprises that meet local needs and employ indigenous people by partnering with the poor, sharing skills and economic resources and investing capital so the poor will have ownership in the community. Churches can also become partners to foster business ownership among the local people.

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Metzger, Tebow, Pro-life and Superbowl Ads

(Just in case you don't want to read our bloviating below, you can go straight to the source at the New Wine, New Wineskins Blog.)

Christian Faith and "The Big Game"

Just in time for the Superbowl this Sunday, February 7th many media outlets are gearing up by publishing stories ranging from Christian faith in sports to pro-life ads during half-time.

As has become the case in recent years, the Seminary's very own Dr. Paul Louis Metzger was called on to be an expert for the writer of the latest article from the Religion News Service titled: "God and the Gridiron; Some are Crying Foul."

Keeping the Context

As is usually necessary, much of the value in what Dr. Metzger had to say gets stripped out for the sake of the writer's needs within the story. This typically results in only a portion of the quote being used, thereby leaving much to the imagination. In this particular article, Dr. Metzger's quote deals with the issue of a famous Christian football player named Tim Tebow who is featured in an ad (produced by Focus on the Family), espousing the positive results from a pro-life choice made by his mother. This ad will be featured during the Superbowl this year and it has raised the ire of many groups who call it "anti-abortion" and the like.

The Quote

“It could very well be a great message, but is it a good venue?” asked Paul Louis Metzger, who teaches theology and culture at Multnomah Biblical Seminary in Portland, Ore. “Is it helpful to the discussion, or does it up the volume, so to speak, on the culture war rhetoric?”

2_thumbnailWhat Dr. Metzger Wants Us To Know

Check out his post at the New Wine, New Wineskins Blog for further thoughts that we think you'll all like to ponder as we head in to this most holy of sports holidays!

Consumer Christmas, Dr. Metzger, and USA Today

USA Today referenced Dr. Paul Louis Metzger and M.Div alum Tony Kriz in today's opinion blog. The article, written by Tom Krattenmaker, is titled:

"You Can't Buy The Real Gifts Of Christmas"

Consumer Christmas TreeA Metzger Quote

Here's our favorite quote from the story:

"Many thriving prosperity-gospel churches appear to have thoroughly embraced the American ideal of upward mobility and material well-being," Metzger says. "It makes one wonder if these churches' leaders think Jesus was a savvy entrepreneur on the rise, who would have become rich had his career not been cut short."

The Book

Learn more about Consuming Jesus - the book that was the context for Metzger being quoted

One in Christ or Coffee? – Theology of Space Follow-up

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This morning, we ran across a post at the very good Out of Ur blog that was authored by Dr. Paul Louis Metzger as a follow-up to his recent Article in Leadership magazine.

"One in Christ or Coffee?"
CoffeeWorship

(Note: it's OK to drink coffee while reading the above article!)