In my first post on this topic, I expressed my concern that evangelical political rhetoric often goes astray by raising the stakes of the election to unwarranted levels. One of the temptations to which we can succumb when that happens is to violate the third commandment and take the Lord’s name in vain by using … More Loving God and Neighbor in Christian Political Discourse (Part 2)
As a “slow” blogger, I don’t want to write posts that jump on the latest trends or try to be particularly up to the minute. It’s not that I want to be irrelevant, but rather that I hope to give a bit more time for my thinking to coalesce than is possible when seeking to … More Loving God and Neighbor in Christian Political Discourse (Part 1)
One of the theological concepts my students often have problems with is the doctrine of total depravity. A typical response to the idea is not to examine Scripture or carefully study one of the classic theological developments of the concept, but to reject it out of hand. Typically, it’s just a knee-jerk response: “That can’t … More Whose Problem Is It?
In the first part of this series, I made the claim that evangelicals have accommodated to postmodernism in practice by accepting the idea that truth is determined by the community. Evangelicalism is seen by many evangelicals as a cultural tribe rather than a Christian religious movement. In this post, I want to support that claim … More We’re All Postmodern Now (Part 2)