Category: Evangelicalism

Stott for Pope

David Brooks’ latest editorial heralds John Stott as an “authentic representative” of evangelicals. It’s a good piece that makes Stott sound like his English predecessor Chesterton: “He is always exploring paradoxes. Jesus teaches humility, so why does he talk about...

/ November 30, 2004

The Dead Horse…

I’m bringing it back. I’m not the only one who thinks Gnosticism has influenced evangelical theology. From Peter Leithart (someone who has read, oh, just about everything): “VanderZee, however, does not simply repeat Reformed slogans, but brings in voices and...

/ November 28, 2004

Winds of Rumor…

They are a blowin. I have just spent an hour attempting to find anything about this weeks Evangelical Theological Society meeting in San Antonio and have found nothing substantial. Apparently, the live-blogging phenomena has reached the classroom but not the...

/ November 20, 2004

Gnostic Gambit

My brother’s last move in our game of “Gnostic Chess” was a lengthy and well-reasoned attempt to undercut my original claim that the Evangelical Church (broadly construed) is influenced (implicitly) by Gnostic ideas. Jim attempts to ground the discussion historically...

/ November 7, 2004

Under the Microscope…

This makes three times in the last year a major news organization has infiltrated “the bubble.” My alma mater, Biola, was featured in this article in the La Times. The first was a radio story on the BBC (one that...

/ October 30, 2004

Evangelicals and Gnosticism Continued

Once again, I’ll move this out of comments on to the main page. Why? Because I’m wordy. Jim said: “You were surprised that such a bright student could hold a Gnostic belief; but does it really make a practical difference...

/ October 24, 2004