A Hope for Evangelicals and Civil Political Discourse (interview with Harold Heie)

Today’s post is by Harold Heie, Senior Fellow at the Center for Faith and Inquiry at Gordon College (full bio here). He is the author of Learning to Listen, Ready to Talk: A Pilgrimage Toward Peacemaking,and his interest is in creating respectful conversations on the internet about difficult topics. Below is my interview with Harold Heie concerning his book, Evangelicals on Public Policy [Read More...]

Openness to the Other: A Challenging Necessity for the Future of American Evangelicalism

At RespectfulConversation.net, a project hosted by Harold Heie, is an 8-part series, with various participants, on American Evangelicalism. The final topic in the series is “The Future of American Evangelicalism” and I posted my thoughts today: Openness to the Other: A Challenging Necessity for the Future of American Evangelicalism. The other entries there are all thought [Read More...]

Evangelicalism and the Broader Christian Tradition

Respectfulconversation.net has just launched its 6 part series on “American Evangelicalism: Present Conditions, Future Possibilities.” Each month for 6 months a different topic will be discussed with posts from various perspectives. This month’s topic is “Evangelicalism and the Broader Christian Tradition” and I wrote one of the 6 posts, “Evangelical Identity and the Broader Christian Tradition.”  An [Read More...]

The Future of Evangelicalism

Today’s post is by Harold Heie, Senior Fellow at the Center for Christian Studies at Gordon College (full bio here). He is the author of Learning to Listen, Ready to Talk: A Pilgrimage Toward Peacemaking,and his interest is in creating respectful conversations on the internet about difficult topics. Below, Heie introduces the latest respectful conversation, “The Future [Read More...]

Is it Possible for Christian Institutions to be Followers of Jesus? (Don’t rush me, I’m thinking)

This past Friday, Dr. Harold Heie (pronounced “high”) spoke to the Eastern University community on “Creating a Welcoming Space for Respectful Conversation about Controversial Issues” (part of the Windows on the World series). The auditorium was overflowing. Heie is known for finding ways for Christians to talk about difficult topics. In fact he has an entire website [Read More...]


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