Posts Tagged ‘Evangelicals’

Do I Want a Theologian or Philosopher?

When I was at Biola University, a conservative evangelical Bible college including the Talbot School of Theology, one of my anthropology professors talked about how Talbot professors served to screen every incoming professor in every discipline so that there was not accidentally an anarchist-feminist-atheist-environmentalist...
March 14th, 2013 | Education, Philosophy | 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

Scholarship, Roman Catholics, Evangelicals, and the Use of Doubt

Before beginning, yes, that is an Oxford comma in the title. While some have done away with it, I find it still has merit. So sue me. Today, a friend of mine brought this article to my attention. The title told me that I would likely disagree with the article. While I land decidedly not Roman Catholic...
August 16th, 2011 | Catholics, Evangelicals, Featured, Religion | Read More

Evangelicals: For Once, Not Lost in Translation

If you haven’t already read Molly Worthen’s illuminating piece on Evangelical ambivalence to the Arab Spring, you’re missing out. Evangelicals, it turns out, are a lot more like other people than the world tends to expect–and Worthen seeks to explain Evangelical motivations in...
August 10th, 2011 | Evangelicals, Foreign Affairs, Global War on Terrorism, Other Religions, Politics, Religion | Read More

God’s Grandeur and Evangelical Nonchalance

Grand language is a rarity these days, not only among bloggers, but also among the politicians and pastors from whom we used to expect it. Culturally, soaring rhetoric is endangered if not extinct. John McWhorter, for one, has noted this cultural trend. In an interview with Mars Hill Audio in 2003,...
July 29th, 2009 | Evangelicals | Read More

Evangelicals Curbbed the Housing Bubble

Sorry Chris Hitchens, but God is pretty great for the economy. At least, that’s what the New York Times is saying. According to New York Times reporter Zubin Jelveh, there is good reason to think Evangelicals curbed the housing bubble. The article credits Evangelical optimism for the second coming...
March 31st, 2009 | Economy, Evangelicals | Read More

Village Green: A Proper Understanding of Mere Christian Evangelicialism (Guest Post)

In a 2001 issue of Christian Scholar’s Review Dr. Michael Horton asks the question, “Is Evangelicalism Reformed or Wesleyan?” This question may seem strange to some, especially those who would not think to identify Evangelicalism solely with either tradition. This is exactly the...
March 25th, 2009 | Evangelicals | Read More

The Collapse of Evangelicalism and its Renaissance

Recently I have been thinking much about Evangelicalism. I call myself an evangelical. I was born into an evangelical family, raised at an evangelical church and attended a (mostly) evangelical school. I’ve been to the camps, read a lot of the literature, and since a young age have been passionate...
March 12th, 2009 | Evangelicals, Religion | Read More