Tag: evangelicalism

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
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Against Donald Trump: Why Evangelicals Must Not Support Trump

The rise of Donald Trump among some evangelicals is an understandable, even if unsettling phenomenon. The alienation and despair that he has both fostered and exploited is a pervasive feature of some corners of American life. But no one is...

/ February 29, 2016

The Future of Evangelicalism at Patheos

I contributed to the Patheos forum on the question of evangelicalism’s future: At the heart of American Evangelicalism has always been an unhealthy alliance between the two types of Americans that Wallace Stegner has described as “boomers” and “stickers.” Boomers...

/ July 24, 2015

The Progressive Evangelical Package

Derek Rishmawy is the Director of College and Young Adult ministries at Trinity United Presbyterian Church in Orange County, CA, where he wrangles college kids for the gospel. He’s been graciously adopted by the Triune God. That God has also seen fit...

/ October 15, 2014

The Joy of Evangelical Political Life: Russell Moore in First Things

Russell Moore’s latest for First Things is up.  And it’s a fun read: Indeed, often the “broader” agenda items reinforce their social conservatism. Evangelicals working with the poor see the devastation of family breakdown, substance abuse, predatory gambling, and so...

/ November 20, 2013

Five Fundamental Questions Conservative Evangelicals Must Address

We’ve been told often in recent years that conservative evangelicals must adapt to changing social conditions or find themselves consigned to irrelevance.  On matters of both style and substance, many evangelicals have been motivated by an anxiety that they simply...

/ July 29, 2013

Screwtape’s Warning about Polemics and Evangelical Associations

Over the past year, I sounded in various ways my growing concern about the tribalization of public life and the corresponding loss of a shared framework where we might work out disputes reasonably has grown.  My final post in that...

/ January 10, 2013

Are the Metro Evangelicals Right?

Andy Crouch (or his headline writer) coined the catchy term “metro-evangelicals” to describe the growing urban resurgence within American evangelicalism. In a Wall Street Journal opinion piece, Crouch explains that pastors like Tim Keller and Mark Driscoll see cities as...

/ December 18, 2012

How Liberal are Young Evangelicals: A Dialogue with Ben Domenech

Are the young evangelicals becoming liberal?  And how would we know?  I asked Ben Domenech to let me publish our correspondance on the question.  Ben is directly responsible for Mere-O’s success the past few years:  his encouragement to write for...

/ October 30, 2012

The Existence of the Liberal Young Evangelical

My good friend Joe Carter has gone public with a disagreement we’ve had for a few years now over whether the “liberal young evangelical” exists, or whether he is a media creation. My own line on this is that the...

/ October 29, 2012