We create our own apocalypse

A few articles over the past few weeks have helped me tamp down my desire to talk about how “bad” things are in America. The book, The End of Hunger, also helped keep perspective. The reality of our lives is this: gloom and impending doom sells. It motivates us when good news won’t get itContinue reading “We create our own apocalypse”

The American Christian Industrial Complex

In the past two weeks we’ve witnessed yet another key influencer in the evangelical movement “give up” and move on. This one is Joshua Harris of I Kissed Dating Goodby fame (or infamy, as you will). There are two key discussions worth your listen.

Spiritual formation in the public life

“Evangelicals have often been presented with a false choice about our role in public life. We either completely withdraw from trying to influence things, or we initiate ‘takeover’ programs. There is an alternative pattern, thought, one that I believe is mandated by Scripture: in the present time, where the fullness of Christ’s kingdom is notContinue reading “Spiritual formation in the public life”

The current evangelical game of “gotcha”

Later they sent some of the Pharisees and Herodians to Jesus to catch him in his words. (Mark 12:13, NIV) We are creating new games of “gotcha” in the evangelical world on almost a weekly basis now. Statements issued by one group are carefully scrutinized by another. Actions of one group are carefully scrutinized forContinue reading “The current evangelical game of “gotcha””