Immigration Reform: Can the Bible Help Us?


I was recently invited by a friend at Sojourners to host some content from the Evangelical Immigration Table.   This has been a contentious issue, and I’ve not taken a side personally.  But I would like to have a better conversation amongst evangelicals concerning the reasons they do, or do not, wish to support the kinds [Read More...]

The Merits (and Demerits) of the “Radical” Movement


As noted below, an important and complex discussion has arisen around the “radical” movement.  My thanks to Barton Gingerich of the Institute on Religion and Democracy for his contribution to this conversation: * Remember Your Baptism: A Message for Radicals, Legalists, Wheat and Tares By Barton Gingerich American evangelicals are finally debating the merits of [Read More...]

Evangelical Support for Immigration Reform is Biblical, Not Political


Many thanks to Matthew Soerens, who specializes on immigration issues for World Relief, for reading the recent guest post from Mark Tooley and offering this response:  * Evangelical Support for Immigration Reform is Biblical, Not Political By Matthew Soerens Recently there appeared here at Philosophical Fragments a guest post by Mark Tooley, president of the Institute for [Read More...]

An Evangelical Argument for Permitting Same-Sex Marriage Laws


Recently I mentioned that I was sincerely questioning whether religious conservatives should still favor laws and constitutional amendments against same-sex marriage.  My reasons were partly practical, partly strategic, and partly theological.  Let me try to reframe the argument: 1.  It was once the case that there prevailed in the United States an overwhelming cultural consensus [Read More...]

What if God Really Likes Us?


Some powerful words from Peter Enns: A lot of people have heard of “the parable of the prodigal (i.e., wasteful) son.” Some translations call it “the parable of the lost son,” which is better but not quite there. I prefer “the parable of the jerk loser son.” When the son was still a far way [Read More...]