Category: Church

A Social Justice Warrior in King Roderick’s Court

Last Thursday’s “Time for the Benedict Option?” discussion hosted by Plough, First Things, and The American Conservative was a great summary of the Benedict Option debate so far and where things ought to go from here. You can watch the...

/ March 24, 2017

Reviewing Radicalism: When Reform Becomes Revolution

In 2017, many Protestants will observe the 500th anniversary of their revolution—or at least of its most celebrated image: the promulgation of Luther’s Ninety-five Theses. Though inevitably drowned out by triumphalism, some such observances will be understandably ambivalent about the...

/ February 10, 2017
book-reviews

Reviewing “The End of Protestantism” by Peter Leithart

I am pleased to publish this guest review from Dr. Coyle Neal of Southwest Baptist University. Has the modern church reached the point in history where it is time to set aside the albatross of denominations and embrace a “Reformational...

/ January 18, 2017

Go to Church LOL: An Impertinent Catechism

Question 1: Why should I go to church when Christians overwhelmingly went for Donald Trump in this past election? Why should I care about being connected to other Christians when they are so proud, xenophobic, homophobic, self-centered, uninformed about basic...

/ January 11, 2017
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Categorizing the Benedict Options: A Reformation Day Reflection

Today marks the 499th anniversary of the day that would come to be seen as the spark that ignited a movement that purified the church in northern and western Europe and gave new energy to an already strong movement to...

/ October 31, 2016
evangelicals-civil-rights

Are Religious Liberty Restrictions God’s Judgment on Racism?

“I gave you cleanness of teeth in all your cities, and lack of bread in all your places, yet you did not return to me,” declares the LORD. – Amos 4:6 I did a number of medical school rotations in...

/ August 15, 2016
church-ecclesiology-questions-evangelicals

Minich and Leeman Joint Statement on Ecclesiology

Here’s a brief statement from Joseph and Jonathan to wrap up our ecclesiology series here. Previous posts:

/ July 11, 2016
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3 Ecclesiology Questions Protestant Evangelicals Must Answer

After publishing nearly 13,000 words on ecclesiology this month (plus some spirited debate in the comments on Dr. Leeman’s response), I wanted to draw together what seem to me to be the three main strands of the debate between Minich and...

/ July 11, 2016
book-reviews

Jonathan Leeman Responds to Our “Political Church” Review

Other posts in the series: Part 1 of Minich’s Review Part 2 of Minich’s Review 3 Ecclesiology Questions Joint Statements A few weeks ago we ran a two-part review of Jonathan Leeman’s new book Political Church. We are now giving Dr. Leeman...

/ June 27, 2016
book-reviews

Reviewing Jonathan Leeman’s “Political Church” Pt. 2

Other posts in the series: Part 1 of Minich’s Review Leeman’s Response 3 Ecclesiology Questions Joint Statements Here is part two of Joseph Minich’s review of Political Church by Jonathan Leeman. I will not say any more lest multiple friends mock me...

/ June 15, 2016