Archive for the ‘Evangelicals’ Category

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

“Apart From Me You Can Do . . . “

As I look at history and consider Jesus’ words in John 15 about abiding in him, I see that people have achieved monumental things apart from God. They have arranged political systems, dispensed justice, erected architectural wonders, and conquered empires whose fragments were glorious even in their...
August 22nd, 2012 | Evangelicals, Featured, Religion, The Gospel | Read More

Making Christianity Delicious

Recently, our pastor spent a few minutes talking about Colossians 4:6, specifically the lines, “Let your speech be always gracious, seasoned with salt.” He brought in a box of waffle fries from Chick-Fil-A, telling us that he had ordered them without salt, just to see what they would taste...
August 9th, 2012 | Culture, Evangelicals, Featured, Religion, The Gospel | Read More