Archive for the ‘Other’ Category

Weekly Roundup (Shutdown Edition)

If the cover image worried you for a moment, fear not, faithful readers.  The Evangelical Outpost did not shut down this week.  We’re an essential service! Politico takes us on a photo tour of the previous 17 federal government shutdowns.  (What might be most surprising to many people, given...
October 4th, 2013 | Other | Read More

Weekly Roundup

UPDATE:  “Where’s the outrage?”  Christians are being singled out and massacred from Pakistan to Syria to the Nairobi shopping mall. Kirsten Powers on the deafening silence from U.S. pews and pulpits:  A Global Slaughter of Christians, but America’s Churches Stay Silent.  *** Far...
September 27th, 2013 | Other | Read More

Love and Knowledge: Why ditching theology isn’t the answer

“Theology is ok for some people, but for me, I think it’s a lot better just to love people, you know?” At least, that’s what a growing chunk of evangelicals are saying. But does it hold up? Does it actually work? Does it even make any sense? This sentiment gets part of it right,...
September 26th, 2013 | Other | Read More

Weekly Roundup

UPDATE:  In case you missed it, Vladimir Putin recently wrote an op-ed for the New York Times in which he offers counsel to the United States.  Yesterday “President Obama” responded with his own op-ed for the Huffington Post.  *** Katelyn Beaty writes at Christianity Today about our...
September 13th, 2013 | Other | Read More

Weekly Roundup

A good friend of the EO and Biola graduate Renee Bolinger was recently featured on The Huffington Post’s website for her fantastic series of paintings that depict famous philosophers in the style of a famous artist (let’s hope all the fame and riches don’t go to her head):  10 Unexpected...
September 6th, 2013 | Other | Read More

The Uncertain Horizon: Trusting God with the Future

My husband and I recently moved across the country to Massachusetts where he is about to start graduate school. The transition has been sad, exciting, scary, fun, exhausting, and wonderful all at once. Now that we’re starting to get settled, I’m experiencing some of the paradoxes of beginning a new...
September 5th, 2013 | Other, Religion | Read More

Sifted Like Wheat

It is fortunate–oh, so fortunate–that it was not Job, that paragon of patience and faith, that Jesus claimed he would build his church on.
August 29th, 2013 | Church, Other | Read More

Weekly Roundup

From Kirsten Powers at The Daily Beast: The Muslim Brotherhood’s War on Coptic Christians. *** And from First Things: The Persecution of Egypt’s Christians. *** Doug Wilson has been engaged in some friendly sparring with Carl Trueman over the issues of “Transformationalism” and ”Christian...
August 23rd, 2013 | Other | Read More

Mixing and Matching: Do It for Your Own Good, Not for Mine

Christianity does not exist apart from being expressed in specific people at specific times. There is no version of Christianity so “above” culture that it can be pulled down and plugged into a new setting without adapters. With that, mixing and matching Christian teachings and traditions is very...
August 20th, 2013 | Catholics, Church, Other, Protestant, Religion | Read More

Weekly Roundup: Millennials And The Church

Rachel Held Evans has inspired some great insights on “Millennials” and their relationship to the church this week. Her own thoughts, in her recent CNN piece on the subject, were mostly the same tired assertions of the liberal Christians of previous generations.  However, they prompted some...
August 2nd, 2013 | Other | Read More