Dear Professor: Is This Class Going to Challenge My Faith and Make Me Uncomfortable?

whitneysmall

I had a student write me after the very first meeting of my Bible and Western Civilization I class, which I’m teaching this semester at the University of Houston. While I won’t reproduce the email here, the very condensed version of it went a little like this: “I’m very Christian, I like the Bible, I [Read More...]

Rob Bell: The Word ‘Evangelical’ Has Been Hijacked and We Need to Take it Back

“I think we should take the word ‘evangelical’ back. The word’s been hijacked and it’s wrong, and we need to take it back.” That’s former megachurch pastor Rob Bell,¬†schooling us on the real meaning of the word “evangelical” while¬†making a passionate plea for reclaiming the word and it’s original meaning for us today. The word [Read More...]

Church Without God

I now have the privilege of watching a remarkable experiment unfold – up-close and personal. And where better to observe an experiment than at a research university? My new colleague and friend, Bart Campolo, is the principal investigator. Bart is the new Humanist Chaplain at the University of Southern California. A former evangelical Christian leader [Read More...]


CLOSE | X

HIDE | X