For every category of Christianity, it is the vast MINORITY who see their allegiance as a Christian as more important than being American. This is the great failure of discipleship in American Christianity.
…in our efforts to define what it means to be a Christian man, we shouldn’t center our efforts on “masculinity” at all, but rather on understanding a person—a person who, “though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking theContinue reading “Mark Driscoll, Jordan Peterson, and masculinity”
This week was a whirlwind of activity with the SBC annual meeting in Nashville and a narrow “win” for the leadership of SBC going to the least offensive candidate. (He is actually a good man and I am familiar with his work in racial justice in the Mobile area.) It was a tense week watchingContinue reading “A step back from the brink?”
The state of Arizona is getting its gas chamber ready to execute people using hydrogen cyanide, the deadly gas used by the Nazis at Auschwitz and other extermination camps during the Holocaust. The Guardian reported last week that it had obtained documents revealing that Arizona’s department of corrections has spent more than $2,000 to purchaseContinue reading “What are we creating in this culture of death?”
However, to an unusual degree, evangelicals have remained oblivious to how their own stories map onto larger histories. It’s not that evangelicals disregard history entirely, but they tend to prefer their own versions of events. At a popular level, pseudo-historians have played fast and loose with historical evidence to spin fanciful tales of America’s ChristianContinue reading “There is history… and there is what we believe about history…”
It’s not like some other publisher won’t pick it up, especially in today’s culture war environment, but key Zondervan authors called out their publisher for a very bad marketing idea… and got them to back away.
I’ll file this under “Jesus take the wheel” More HERE.
In the current Middle East conflict I am sent back to the Civil Rights Era and learning more about non-violent protests, MLK, Gandhi, and more.