Much has been written in recent days about “white evangelicals” and there is just as much emotion conjured up whenContinue reading Are White Evangelicals Really the Problem?
The imagery and symbols are clear. Church and state have never truly been separated in the United States. From itsContinue reading Seven Sins of American Evangelical Civil Religion
Critical race theory (CRT) is finding expression in various social issues around the world. Its renown recently received an unlikelyContinue reading Christianity, Critical Race Theory, and Relational Ethics
During my doctoral studies in the early 2000s, Paul Hiebert shared a story that I have never forgotten. Dr. Hiebert wasContinue reading The Monkey and the Fish
The German theologian and martyr, Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906-1945), has captured the attention of Americans, if not also many others aroundContinue reading Bonhoeffer, Theology, and Social Justice
Could there not be a more important topic at the beginning of the third decade of the second millennia thanContinue reading A Reorientation to Discipleship
Sitting on the credenza behind the Resolute Desk in the Oval Office is the bust of Latino civil rights leaderContinue reading Hang On! It’s going to be another bumpy four years!!
On January 6th while the 117th Congress gathered to certify the 2020 election, an individual who identifies himself as CrazyContinue reading “We’re Storming the Capitol Guys”
The Christian movement in Asia Minor is a wonderful example of a group of churches and APEST leaders who tookContinue reading A Day After Christmas in Revelation
On this third Sunday of Advent, our family gathered together in the living room for a devoted time of prayer,Continue reading Good News for All People: The Three ‘Advents’ of 2020
It seems to be a regular occurrence these days. Another evangelical pastor falls into moral failure. Carl Lentz is theContinue reading The Dark Side of Hierarchical Leadership
I am absolutely convinced that there has never been a genuine missional movement—the kind that has both exponential growth asContinue reading Team Essentials: Teacher
I am absolutely convinced that there has never been a genuine missional movement—the kind that has both exponential growth asContinue reading Team Essentials: Shepherd
I am absolutely convinced that there has never been a genuine missional movement—the kind that has both exponential growth asContinue reading Team Essentials: Evangelist
I am absolutely convinced that there has never been a genuine missional movement—the kind that has both exponential growth asContinue reading Team Essentials: Prophet
I am absolutely convinced that there has never been a genuine missional movement—the kind that has both exponential growth asContinue reading Team Essentials: Apostle
Jesus was often counter-cultural. He upset a lot of people because He would frequently break the status quo and doContinue reading Hand washing and Politics
Years ago when I was a student involved in Cru at Texas A&M, a single photocopied sheet circulated among studentsContinue reading Are We On the Brink of Revival?
It is sometimes refreshing to look back in Christian history to be reminded once again of those events upon whichContinue reading The Christian Roots of America
I believe in God’s sovereignty, not in a fatalistic way or a double predestination one. Rather, God superintends His creationContinue reading The Lesser of Two Evils and God’s Sovereignty
Yesterday was national daughter’s day. I’m not sure when that national day came into being, but we have a daughterContinue reading No More Weeping
If you have been following the news regarding Grace Community Church and its pastor John MacArthur’s battle in the courtsContinue reading Fighting for Freedom of Religion?
With less than 60 days until the 2020 presidential election, who would Jesus vote for? Both evangelical Democrats and RepublicansContinue reading Who Would Jesus Vote for?
Leadership sets the tone for the direction of a movement. In fact, one might argue that a movement will riseContinue reading The Dangers of Charismatic Leadership
Social justice has become a polarizing term that has set Christians against each other. Contributing to the confusion are socialContinue reading What is Social Justice Anyway?
In early November 2019, I sat in a room of Christians comprised of various traditions: Coptic, Orthodox, Syriac, Catholic, andContinue reading Why I Resigned from Evangelicalism
During the course of my research for When Evangelicals Sneeze: Curing the American Church from the Plague of Identity Loss,Continue reading The Effect of Our Witness
The Bible might be a good place to start when attempting a definition of evangelical. After all, every Christian denominationContinue reading Were there Evangelicals in the Bible?
The July 8, 2020 release of the Barna Group’s latest study on the State of the Church has confirmed whatContinue reading What would you do if you knew that one-third of your friends would leave church?
Are you struggling with American evangelicalism like I am? It’s gotten to the point that I almost don’t recognize aContinue reading Restoring American Evangelicalism
In the previous post on evangelical identity, we discussed Kwame Bediako’s Theology of Identity. In part three, we look atContinue reading The Evangelical Identity, Part 3 of 4
If you’re on social media for any length of time, you inevitably come across a Christian marketing expert promising thatContinue reading Is God Done with the American Church?
An aphorism attributed to the first century BC Roman orator, Marcus Cicero, goes like this, “Not to know what hasContinue reading How the politics of Jesus informs the politics of the 21st century church
The reaction to Mark Galli’s editorial in Christianity Today reveals how polarized the current political climate is in the United States. SomeContinue reading Ep 32: The End of Evangelicalism
The reaction to Mark Galli’s editorial in Christianity Today reveals how polarized the current political climate is in the United States. SomeContinue reading The End of Evangelicalism