Loud on Poverty, Quiet on Abortion: The Danger of Selective Theonomy

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My friend Rob Schwarzwalder from the Family Research Council offers the following guest post this morning: * Religion, Morality, and Policy: The Danger of Selective Theonomy  By Rob Schwarzwalder “Theonomy” is not a word that trips easily off the tongue. It refers to a strain of Christian thinking that demands application of Old Testament civil [Read More...]

Beyond Activism Innocence

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It was my pleasure this week to interview Tyler Wigg-Stevenson, whose book, The World is Not Ours to Save, is really rocking some boats.  Some of my most conservative friends, as well as some of my most progressive friends, have really enjoyed the book, so I was eager to talk with Tyler.  Patheos is also featuring [Read More...]

Breakfast Links for 12/19/12 – Death, Mortality and Sandy Hook; Mary and Abortion; Expectations and Testing

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BREAKFAST LINKS 12/19/12: Frank Viola, Patheos/Frank Viola: “Jesus did not meet John’s expectations. If you’ve not met that side of God yet, you will. He will not always meet your expectations. And when that day comes, faith gets tested.” Glenn Harlan Reynolds, USA TODAY: Gun-Free Zones and False Security Tim Dalrymple, Patheos/Philosophical Fragments: “I believe [Read More...]

Who Owns “Evangelicalism” in America?

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A little while ago, I had written two pieces (here and here) making the case for defining evangelicalism according to its theological distinctives and not its (pervasively but not exhaustively) shared convictions on social issues.  Evangelical positions on abortion and gay marriage, I said, are positions that most evangelicals deduce from our core principles.  But [Read More...]

The Folly of Courting the Black Vote

Recently I’ve enjoyed getting to know Mark Goldblatt, who teaches religious history in New York and writes for places like The New York Post and The National Review.  He’s also author of Bumper Sticker Liberalism.  He’s a fearless and electric writer, and the guest post that follows is…well, potentially offensive.  Which is not to say it should be offensive.  We [Read More...]


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