Category: Evangelicalism

Worth Reading

Assuming that there are those of you out there who read our blog but do not read Scriptorium Daily (which might be an inaccurate assumption), I thought I’d refer you to John Mark Reynold’s most recent post. In it he provides a simple...

/ January 14, 2010

The WSJ on the Emerging Evangelical Intellect

This morning’s Wall Street Journal has an article by Jonathan Fitzgerald of PatrolMag on the development of the evangelical intellect.   I have had my differences with Patrol before, but I enjoy dialoging with them and have found them to...

/ December 18, 2009

Reflections and Responses to “The New Evangelical Scandal”

This past week, The City published my article, “The New Evangelical Scandal,” which they had graciously allowed me to write.  The piece has prompted a number of responses, primarily at InternetMonk, who graciously called it a “must read.”  And then...

/ January 19, 2009

Funny Swithfoot Video: Awakening

Rock n’ roll, Virtual reality, on screen and cardboard diorama, Refreshing self-deprecation, 80’s retro, Buster from Arrested Development, Longing fulfilled, and childhood dreams, Ironic reversals, John Foreman singing his God-lovin’ guts out, The secret solidarity and sudden revelation of friendship…...

/ January 18, 2009

The New Evangelical Scandal

My second publication is now available online at The City, the new (and free!) journal from the up-and-coming Houston Baptist University. I have much more to say about the piece later–including commenting on related events that have occurred since I...

/ January 15, 2009

Ross Douthat on “The American Heresy”

Unfortunately, it’s hard to disagree with his assessment: Obviously the world of religious conservatism also includes lots of people who are invested in actual Christian orthodoxy, as opposed to the Osteen-Shori vision of God as a really powerful life coach....

/ July 24, 2008

American Evangelism: D. Michael Lindsey on the Myths and Misconceptions Surrounding Evangelicals

One of the most widely praised books of 2007 was D. Michael Lindsay’s Faith in the Halls of Power, a sociological examination of evangelicals in America. If you don’t have time to read the full book, I commend to you...

/ June 2, 2008

Apostolic Hermaneutics

 “By expecting the Apostles to conform to modern assumptions we run the danger of missing the theological and kerygmatic richness of the Apostles’ use of the OT.” Continuing a line Matt started, here is an interesting article (about 25 pages)...

/ January 29, 2008

Reflections on Evangelical Youth

During last week of Wheatstone Academy, several intuitions about the state of Christian youth were broadly confirmed: 1)  It seems that on the whole, attention spans are decreasing considerably.  Most students have a difficult time paying attention for longer than...

/ July 31, 2007

Keeping the Faith: The Effect of the University on Christian Youth

Recently, I referenced an article that ostensibly argued that the university does not have the corrosive effect on religious belief that it is sometimes thought to have. The study was not available at the time, but it has since been...

/ July 17, 2007