Archive for the ‘Evangelicals’ Category

In Defense Of The Pope

I am a Protestant.  Not only a Protestant, but an evangelical.  And not only an evangelical, but a Calvinist.  In short, I have no love for the Papacy.  I do not believe that the Pope is the Vicar of Christ, nor is he in any meaningful sense the successor of the Apostle Peter.  When it comes to...
March 15th, 2013 | Apologetics, Catholics, Church, Culture, Evangelicals, Philosophy, Politics, Protestant, Religion, The Gospel | Read More

On Evangelicals Practicing Lent

The Gospel Coalition argued this week that Lent is primarily about Jesus, and so can (and perhaps even should) be practiced by those of us who aren’t in denominations that currently practice it (Roman Catholics, Orthodox, and Anglican churches, if my counting is accurate). Personally, I stand in...
February 15th, 2013 | Catholics, Evangelicals, Protestant, Religion | Read More

Responding to “Is This the End of ‘Evangelicalism’?”

Skye Jethani addressed President Obama’s inauguration committee’s decision to boot Louie Giglio from praying at Mr. Obama’s second inauguration in an article on January 22, 2013. Jethani notes that Giglio, an evangelical, got the boot because somebody dug up a sermon in which he expressed...
February 13th, 2013 | Evangelicals, Religion | Read More

When Doubts Arise: Vulnerability, Transparency, and Correction

A commenter on one of Rachel Held Evan’s posts about her love for the Bible,  bemoaning the (apparent) legalism of a recent review of Ms. Evan’s new book, says, “it breaks my heart that the BiblioGod of ‘innerancy’ will not permit such transparent vulnerability as Rachel’s.”...
October 18th, 2012 | Culture, Evangelicals, Featured, Religion | Read More

For You And For Your Children

Tim Keller’s Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York has partnered with The Gospel Coalition to produce a new catechism for a new generation.  The New City Catechism is a blend of the best of the Reformation catechisms, most notably the Westminster Larger and Shorter catechisms and the Heidelberg...
October 17th, 2012 | Church, Education, Evangelicals, Religion | Read More

P.O.D., “I Am,” and Living in Culture

One of the most successful bands who managed to maintain popularity within Christian circles, P.O.D., released an album this last July, entitled Murdered Love. I reviewed the album with my good friend Nick, which you can listen to here. We talked a lot of about the album, and ended up spending a decent...
October 9th, 2012 | Evangelicals, Featured, Music | Read More

Empty Churches Full Of People

The American Church has swallowed a deadly pill.  It is dying inside, but cheerfully going along, unaware. So says Matt Marino, an Episcopal Priest in Arizona.  He points to the now well-documented fact that young people are leaving churches in droves after they graduate high school.  On the outside,...
October 3rd, 2012 | Church, Evangelicals, Religion | Read More

Owning Our Faults

A few days ago, this post showed up in my email (I subscribe to the blog). In it, the author, Joshua, (who is a non-religious Jewish atheist) makes a strange assertion that took me a while to come to grips with: That the Christian Church has a history of antisemitism, that this antisemitism persists...
September 28th, 2012 | Evangelicals, Featured, Judaism, Religion | Read More

Whom Shall I Send?

In Isaiah 6, Isaiah relates a vision he has of the Lord in the temple, attended by seraphim. This vision is absolutely packed with meaning: The glory of the Lord fills the temple, the foundations shake with God’s voice, and there is even an anticipation, a glorious anticipation among the unclean...
September 26th, 2012 | Evangelicals, Featured, Religion, The Gospel | Read More

Pagan “Northernness”

C.S. Lewis once spoke on the allure of pagan “northernness” and how it ultimately lead to his conversion to Christianity.  He was “engulfed” by “a vision of huge, clear spaces hanging above the Atlantic in the endless twilight of Northnern summer; remoteness, severity.” ...
September 21st, 2012 | Book Reviews, Culture, Evangelicals, History, Religion | Read More