Category: Evangelicalism

I am a Neo-Fundamentalist

Scot McKnight of Jesus Creed, a prominent author and scholar, claimed last friday that “neo-fundamentalism” is on the horizon. He followed it today with a list of what he thinks motivates this movement. McKnight has been bold enough to identify...

/ August 30, 2006

Trouble in Georgetown

This is an intriguing piece of news. Georgetown University, a fine Jesuit school, has allegedly banned evangelical protestant groups from operating. The best part of the official letter: “While we realize this comes as a great disappointment, please know that...

/ August 28, 2006

Strange Bedfellows: Reasoned Debate Between Evangelicals and Homosexuals?

A few weeks ago some friends engaged me in a discussion regarding an article by Joel Belz of World Magazine. The article offered the reader the opportunity to imagine himself as the president of a Christian college who had been...

/ March 20, 2006

Evangelicals Desperately Need to Practice Spiritual Disciplines: an Exhortation from Romans

Last week I attended a summer class put on by a fairly typical Southern California church on spiritual disciplines. I thought it was cool that they even cared about spiritual disciplines – a subject grossly neglected by most evangelicals. For...

/ July 16, 2005

James Smith on Calvin Profs’ Protest of Bush

The mentor of one of my friends from Oxford, one of the leaders of the so-called “Radical Orthodoxy” group, is a professor at Calvin, who, despite his hatred of Bush’s policies, did not sign a letter of protest or wear...

/ June 11, 2005

A Definition of the “Religious Right”

What is the “religious right?” All of a sudden western media is paying attention to this powerful, but oft-neglected group – with which, incidentally, I identify myself. Despite the increased coverage, little has been done to carefully define this term....

/ May 11, 2005

Trent, Reformation, and the Spirit of Our Age

With all the news coverage of the passing of Pope John Paul II and now the election of Pope Benedict XVI, I have begun to hear more people abuzz with talk of ecumenism and the possibility of unity between Roman...

/ April 22, 2005

Building on Matt’s Post about Short-Term Missions

I think Matt’s post was right on and I appreciated the thoughtful comments… Here’s a suggestion for you pastors out there: Churches ought to give scholarships to academically and spiritually reputable Christian institutions of higher education. (Biola, Wheaton, Westmont, etc.)...

/ April 21, 2005

Short-Term Missions and the Priorities of the Evangelical Church

I was perusing Jeremy Pierce’s site and I saw the plug for the latest Christian Carnival. I’ve not yet entered any of my posts in the Christian Carnival, but as churches around the country are warming up the vans and...

/ April 19, 2005

Know Your Historical Evangelicals: Thomas Goodwin

Name: Thomas Goodwin Born: Oct. 5, 1600, Rollesby, Norfolk, England Died: Feb. 23, 1680, London? Bio: Thomas Goodwin was an English Puritan clergyman whose theological insight, pastoral wisdom, and expressive preaching have made him an outstanding example of Puritan belief...

/ February 13, 2005