Christ Before the Cause: The Rise of a New Evangelical Politics

Peter-Wehner

Peter Wehner’s recent guest post here at Philosophical Fragments — “The Callous Theology of James Dobson“– was shared on Facebook and Twitter over 40,000 times. It helped to provoke an important conversation about the Christian response to the Sandy Hook school massacre and the responsibilities of those who represent evangelical opinion in the public marketplace [Read More...]

Is the Church a Family Anymore?

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Roger Olson makes some interesting observations about the pietist origins of the old Watchnight Services — and some strong claims about the changes in evangelical church life over the past six decades: When I was growing up, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day were very special on our family calendar. The former always brought [Read More...]

Dear Worship Pastor: It’s Not About You

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Dear Worship Pastor, I enjoy praise and worship.  I really do.  And I appreciate the enormous effort and the talent that goes into excellent worship leadership.  I hesitate to admit the following, because it seems like someone with a theology doctorate ought to be motivated by more cerebral concerns, but a significant (major but not [Read More...]

Breakfast Links for 12/20/12 – Gold, Frankincense and M-16′s; Religion of Certainosity; Gun Control Ignorance

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BREAKFAST LINKS 12/20/12: Bill Blankschaen, Patheos/Bill In the Blanks: “Maybe Jesus was born away in a manger, just not like the one made in China on the shelf at Wal-Mart. But in the “tower of the flock”, Migdal Eder, surrounded by holy shepherds, set apart to certify the birth of the ultimate Passover Lamb.” Thomas [Read More...]

These Aren’t the Religions You’re Looking For: Jedi Church, Postmodern Spirituality and the Christian Response

Obi Wan Kenobi

After I noted recently the UK Census trends on religion, and (rather in jest) pointed out that there were more self-declared Jedi in England and Wales than self-identified Pagans and Atheists, I heard from my good friend, John W. Morehead, who heads the evangelical chapter of the Foundation for Religious Diplomacy.  John’s an excellent scholar [Read More...]


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