This is Part 3 of 6 dealing with Carl Henry’s model for appropriate Christian engagement with political issues. Last time we discussed and determined that for Henry Christians are to be “new women” and “new men” in society because of redemption in Christ and life in the Spirit. The question then is how is the […]Read more "Social Engagement Before It Was Cool: The Life and Times of Carl F. H. Henry (Part 3)"
This is part 2 of 6 on a look at Carl Henry’s model for evangelical engagement with secular society, one in which I think we urgently need to reconsider. Through 20th Century’s second half, Carl Henry echoed a consistent clarion call for a revival of justice seeking among conservative Christians, urging them to reach out […]Read more "Social Engagement Before It was Cool: The Life and Times of Carl F. H. Henry (Part 2)"
Faith is never far from the American political consciousness. According to an ABC poll, fully three-fourths of the public identify themselves as Christian, with a little over one-third of this number claiming the title evangelical. It is thus impossible for the American people to filter through policy questions and political quagmires without considering spiritual ramifications […]Read more "Social Engagement Before It Was Cool: The Life and Times of Carl F. H. Henry (Part 1)"
This is not an anti-Lent post. It is a plea for evangelical churches to think carefully about it what they are doing. If Lent is entrenched in your denomination by centuries of practice or a deeply held component of your walk in passionate obedience to Christ, then I am not talking to you. I am […]Read more "Evangelicals and Lent: Spirit-Led Renewal or Calendar-Driven Cop Out?"
No doubt this is a heavy topic for my first post. But it is urgent. Many of you are probably following the case of Youcef Nadarkhani, the Iranian pastor recently sentenced to death for apostasy from Islam. If not, click here for a recap of the story. The 34-year-old father of two young children will die […]Read more "Iran, Apostasy, and Enemy Love"
There are plenty of blogs out there. There are maybe too many blogs on church, religion, and social issues. So do we need one more? In short . . . maybe. If this blog becomes just another outlet for griping, complaining and rehashing old failures by people living in their parents basements then no. If, […]Read more "Welcome!"