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 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)"
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 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?"