Category: Evangelicalism

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

A Methodological Suggestion for Discussing the Evangelical Identity

Now that I have thought about Dr. Jackson’s characterization of evangelicalism a bit more, it has occurred to me that attempting to include a “spiritual ethos” in a description of evangelicalism is to fall prey to a “sociological” interpretation of...

/ February 12, 2005

On the Evangelical Identity

Dr. Andrew Jackson over at smartchristian.com ran an excellent series of posts on the evangelical identity some weeks ago. They should be required reading for any evangelical bloggers hoping to jump in to the fray. A sample: What we have...

/ February 12, 2005

Know Your Historical Evangelicals – Intro

It’s a pleasure and an honor to be joining the fine gentlemen (and, more importantly, my good friends) here at Mere-Orthodoxy. For my inaugural contribution to this fine forum, the plan is for me to share each week from my...

/ February 6, 2005

Back to Biola

Biola has published an analysis and response to the NY Times Magazine piece of a few months ago that highlighted Biola. My brother wrote then that the Times write-up was an “accurate reflection of the tension between faith and secularism...

/ January 24, 2005

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