Why are Evangelicals Losing Influence?

I’ve got a new article up on the Huffington Post today. Here’s an excerpt: “The evangelical church will have its impact on American culture not through political maneuvering, lawsuits, electing evangelical candidates, controlling the arts, or boycotting movies and products, but when evangelicals begin to embody the virtues derived from our faith. Kindness, generosity, peacefulness, [Read More...]

Jeremy Scott on An Evangelical Social Gospel?

A friend from seminary has been reading the book and firing off some good tweets and pull quotes. Here’s an interesting discussion about leaving church: http://www.jeremydscott.com/2011/06/leaving-church.html [Read more...]

Shane Claiborne – 2 Minutes

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Music For Your Soul

Can I trust you not to think I’m endorsing Grey’s Anatomy if I say that Erwin McManus’ s daughter’s song is beautiful? [Read more...]

NT Wright’s Deathbed Advice

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New Huffington Post Article

I’ve got a new article up at the Huffington Post. It’s about the role we are supposed to play in our national life – especially in an election year. Here’s an excerpt: “The church cannot become the state, but the church has an obligation to bear witness to the state. In order to fulfill this [Read More...]

Anxiety, Niebuhr, and Kierkegaard

I’m reading some Reinhold Niebuhr right now and ran across some references to Soren Kierkegaard’s views on Anxiety which blew me away. Kierkegaard famously wrote, ““Anxiety is the Dizziness of Freedom.” It’s a stunning statement. Kierkegaard believed anxiety to be the existential dread every human being feels when face to face with their own finitude, [Read More...]

A Peaceable Kingdom

A few quotes from A Peaceable Kingdom by Stanley Hauerwas “Ethics… is not primarily about rules and principles, rather it is about how the self must be transformed to see the world truthfully. For Christians, such seeing develops through schooling in a narrative which teaches us how to use the language of sin not only [Read More...]

Storied Theology: Genesis

Daniel Kirk has a great blog post on how we should view the creation accounts in Genesis. What I love about his take is that he emphasizes the fact that we cannot make something into historical writing, when it was not composed as historical writing. Yet, he takes seriously the world Genesis 1-4 envisions. He [Read More...]

Fare-well Rob Bell!

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