How to tell if you are an Evangelical or a Progressive Christian

Steve-Chalke

As you probably know by now, Steve Chalk's Oasis Trust has been expelled from the Evangelical Alliance. Despite this, Chalke has been insisting that he is still an evangelical.  There are two indisputable facts, as we look at the aftermath of this decision however:Firstly, one of only two umbrella organisations representing Evangelicals in the UK has decided that they feel Chalke is out of step with the majority of Evangelical leaders in the UK.  I don't believe for a moment, that the s … [Read more...]

Steve Chalke’s Oasis Trust removed from Evangelical Alliance over the Bible and Homosexuality

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In a statement reproduced in full below along with Oasis' response, the Evangelical Alliance have today discontinued the membership of Oasis Trust, the organisation which Steve Chalke leads.For a number of years now,  Steve Chalke, who was once the UK's leading Evangelical figure has been drifting away from a typically Evangelical approach to the Bible. This began ten years ago when Steve Chalke rejected the traditional Evangelical view of what the cross accomplised as "cosmic child … [Read more...]

God’s Not Dead author Rice Broocks on BBC London

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This morning my friend Rice Broocks was on BBC London being interviewed about his book God's Not Dead and the movie it inspired. The movie opens in the UK on 18th April and is currently storming the US Box office charts. To close its second week at the Number 3. position is quite something.One of the factors that make this movie so powerful is the ideas which were drawn from Rice's book.Rice was asked about a wealth of important questions skeptics often ask this morning. One issue that … [Read more...]

TBN special on God’s Not Dead hosted by Rice Broocks

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The TBN special Praise the Lord program on God's Not Dead which I appeared on is available below. The first hour includes the movie trailer and three of the cast members: Hadeel Sittu, Paul Kwo, and Ben Ochieng.The second hour discussed the movie further, and focussed on the evidence for God's existence. Dr. Ming Wang from Wang Vision Institute, who's story was the inspiration for Paul Kwo's character, Dr. Brian Miller from Every Nation Ministries, and myself. Music was by Ileia … [Read more...]

Video of Adrian appearing on Ed Stetzer’s The Exchange

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Ed Stetzer was out of the country, so my old friend Micah Fries was the interviewer when I appeared on The Exchange. We spoke about blogging, the prime importance of the church, the priesthood of all believers, and the centrality of the resurrection.I really enjoyed the interview. My friend Rice Broocks also appeared on the show, and we discussed God's Not Dead. If you want to just watch the segment about God's Not Dead see the video embedded on my review post. You can watch the video below o … [Read more...]

Why God’s Not Dead is taking movie theatres by storm

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UPDATE:  UK RELEASE CONFIRMED FOR APRIL 18TH CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS  God’s Not Dead starring Shane Harper, and Kevin Sorbo, who starred as Hercules in the hit TV show, has been taking the movie world by storm. Grossing over $9 million in its opening weekend with a limited release it is already No. 15 in total box office takings for Christian movies of all time.God’s Not Dead is an emotional tale of a Christian student who wouldn’t be silenced by a bullying Atheist professor. Ra … [Read more...]

Kevin Sorbo interviewed about his new movie, God’s Not Dead

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On March 21 the movie God's Not Dead will be released to cinemas across the United States. On April 11 it will be on general release in the UK.  Having had the privilege of seeing a preview of the film I am very excited about it.  The premise of the movie is the interaction between a strongly atheist philospophy professor and a Christian student. It is professionally produced, and guaranteed to tug on the heart strings as well as provoke conversations.  Many churches in the USA are block booking … [Read more...]

Steve Chalke and Andrew Wilson discuss Penal Substitutionary Atonement

Steve Chalke's rejection of Penal Substitution around 10 years ago was the first major controversy I got involved with on this blog. In the next of a series of video discussions between him and Andrew Wilson that were moderated by Justin Brierley they revisited this.Chalke continued to support his viewpoint, but still seemed surprised at the strength of the reaction to him calling Penal Substution "Cosmic Child Abuse" He was clearly scornful of the idea that the wrath of God needs to be … [Read more...]

Multisite churches: a sign of hope for the Western Church?

I have been allowed early access to the The Leadership Network/Generis Multisite Church Scorecard which releases to the public on Tuesday, March 11th. With the report author's permission I can share some of the highlights in this article. To be alerted when the full report is available, sign up here.The subject of multisite churches continues to be a controversial one in some circles.  I have previously written on some of the advantages I see in this model, as well as arguing that a large chu … [Read more...]

Steve Chalke says the Bible got it wrong in lots of places

In the second of the Steve Chalke vs Andrew Wilson debates, evangelicals are going to be shocked. Perhaps not surprised, but shocked nonethelessChalke clearly states that he believes that God does not strike people down for sin. He claims that whenever this is reported by The Bible it either means that someone was mistaken about what they thought God was saying, or that the interpretation of the Bible writers of the event was just plain wrong. His logic for this was that if something else in … [Read more...]


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