Category: Evangelicalism

The Body of the Word: Louis Gaussen’s “Theopneustia”

While most evangelicals have never heard of Louis Gaussen, his Theopneustia lurked in the backdrop of evangelical discussions of inspiration for the better part of a century. (For the argument for this, see Kenneth J Stewart’s “A Bombshell of a...

/ February 4, 2007

The Community of the Word: Ecclesiology and the Perfection of God (Part Two)

In the first essay, I attempted to summarize John Webster’s essay where he locates evangelical ecclesiology under the perfection of God. His moves, of course, raise questions about the nature of the visibility of the Church, as it is the...

/ January 29, 2007

The Community of the Word: Ecclesiology and the Perfection of God (Part One)

As discussions about the nature of evangelicalism have been prevalent around Mere Orthodoxy in the last few years (see here, here, and here), I turned to The Community of the Word with more than an academic interest. As I am...

/ January 24, 2007

As Below, So Above: Cleaning Up After Haggard

We blogged about it a lot at Mere O when it happened.  Offered some pretty strong opinions, too, especially about the response by the people at New Life.  Ted Olsen at Christianity Today posted this recap of the followup by...

/ January 16, 2007

People of the Numbers: Christian Smith on Evangelicals and Statistics

Christian Smith, who has made a living correcting mistaken notions about the lives of evangelicals, recently reprimanded evangelicals for their inappropriate use of statistics.  Drawing from the extreme and bogus “only 4% of young Christians will remain Christian” stat, Smith...

/ January 15, 2007

More About Evangelicalism

Matthew L. Anderson linked to an article by Dr. Matt Jensen of the Torrey Honors Institute at Biola a few days ago, which sparked some fruitful discussion in the comments section. I emailed Dr. Jensen to see what he had...

/ December 7, 2006

Essays to Live By: Smart Guys on Diverse and Sundry Topics

I spent the last hour reading a few very, very good essays and interviews. I was only intending to spend 15 minutes or so, but the more I read the more I was edified. Steven Pinker has come under fire...

/ December 1, 2006

Perpetuating the Problem: Haggart’s Response to His Own Undoing

I am a young man. That has never stopped me from having opinions, but I am often reminded of my youth when my opinions outstretch my years, as they do in the sad case of Ted Haggard. I would point...

/ November 7, 2006

Ted Haggard: Bad Fruit Out of a Bad Tree

“Either make the tree good and its fruit good, or make the tree bad and its fruit bad, for the tree is known by its fruit. 34 You brood of vipers! How can you speak good, when you are evil?...

/ November 6, 2006

Losing the Youth: The Questionable Inevitable Apostasy of Evangelical Youth

This article in the NY Times is going to get a lot of play, I think, in the Christian blogosphere. The article highlights concerns among evangelical leaders about the spiritual state of evangelical youth, something that I am very much...

/ October 6, 2006