I am a failure. Bear with me for a second. I’m talking about a failure when it comes to relating with many of my fellow human beings. People of all types who are different from me. This idea began ruminating in my heart a few years ago, but the controversy and commentary surrounding the Trayvon […]Read more "The Silent Treatment: The Injustice of Minding My Own Business"
This is Part 6 of 6. For those who have made it this far (all two of you), thanks and enjoy. Perhaps the most powerful and illuminating illustration of Carl F.H. Henry’s political philosophy comes from the New Testament itself; the letter to Philemon. In it, Paul writes to the well-off Christian leader Philemon concerning […]Read more "Social Engagement Before It Was Cool: The Life and Times of Carl F. H. Henry (Part 6)"
This is Part 5 of 6 of a series of posts looking at the life and influence of Carl F. H. Henry on Christians and politics. For this post, I just want to offer a few summarizing thoughts. Henry offers a unique and thoughtful challenge to Christians for healthy public engagement. What he says is […]Read more "Social Engagement Before It Was Cool: The Life and Times of Carl F. H. Henry (Part 5)"
The chorus of an old gospel favorite (Allison Krauss does it best) goes like this, “I’ll fly away to glory, I’ll fly away. To a home on God’s celestial shore. I’ll fly away.” Sorry, now it will be stuck in your head all day, but bear with me. That’s all well and good. Of course […]Read more "Fly Away To Glory? A Plea For A More Grounded (Literally) Hereafter"
In order to enact these principles, Carl Henry sought for much of his career to build a unified public face for evangelicism for social action and public engagement. In fact, the self-description of Christianity Today at its’ founding in 1956 was as, “transdenominational literature speaking in a clear voice on behalf of evangelical Christianity.” This is no […]Read more "Social Engagement Before It Was Cool: The Life and Times of Carl F. H. Henry (Part 4)"