This episode is worth your time. “Evangelical” Christians once complained about the power and overreach of government. The “solution” they present today? Take control of the government and make everyone else submit. This episode covers that and SO much more.
Tag Archives: Evangelicalism
I want hope and I cling to Christ
David Brooks is one of my favorite writers, thinkers, columnists, and any other category I can put him in. In this piece he lays out what I am already familiar with: why white American evangelicalism is a hot mess.
Truth for the day
Some things need to be torn down completely
There are things to deconstruct. There are things to burn down. Just don’t forget reconstruction as well. If your version of Christianity means waving a confederate flag, saying that Trump is the new Cyrus, complaining that free healthcare leads to death panels, arguing women can’t be police officers, CRT is nothing more than Marxist race-baiting,Continue reading “Some things need to be torn down completely”
The conviction of the Beatitudes
I am beginning a slow work all over again in the Sermon on the Mount because I was challenged recently by something I wrote over 8 years ago. It is time to enter into this bigger challenge, even though I would rather be lazy and just let the feeling pass by.
Myth busting my evangelical life
I’ve spent quite a bit of time on the road the last couple of weeks, so that has meant a lot of audiobooks and podcasts. Three podcasts I listened to recently highlight the continual demythologizing going on in my life.
The major shifts… and we aren’t paying attention
This article by Pete Wehner is well worth the time. And I’m left again with the thought: “Are we even paying attention?” There is so much to absorb here… but some thoughts and quotes:
The illusion of being “pro-life”
For me, growing up in a conservative Christian environment and coming into voting age in the “Reagan Revolution” this is what I knew: It’s all about abortion. It’s all about being pro-life. Then, the narrator off to the side (who I didn’t hear at the time and wished to GOD he had been just aContinue reading “The illusion of being “pro-life””
Warning to the white American conservative church
This passage leapt into my spirit as the Spirit said, “This is the warning for the self-righteous church in America.” Matthew 3:7-12 But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to where he was baptizing, he said to them: “You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the coming wrath?Continue reading “Warning to the white American conservative church”
We will be held accountable for the abuse we have heaped on others inside the church
I am working my way through the Christianity Today podcast series: “The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill.” As this podcast unpacks the undoing of Mars Hill Church and Mark Driscoll, we still see the same things playing out in real time… like we just can’t learn anything from examples that have gone before.