Our Only Response to Mark Driscoll…

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Earlier today, a series of 14 year old message board comments allegedly written by Mark Driscoll in the early days of his ministry have been making their way around the blogosphere. The comments that Driscoll made back then are some of the most horrifying, destructive, unchristian, convoluted statements I've ever read from someone who has become a prominent evangelical leader. Driscoll's language was simply inexcusable and his theology nothing short of deadly.Over the past few years, … [Read more...]

Recalibrate: Is Peace Even Possible?


This has been a week of turmoil in our world. With our collective eyes fixed on the violent conflict taking place in Israel, or on the upset in the Ukraine, or the violence and injustice in our very own community, it is easy to get flustered. It is easy to fall in to thinking that this world is spiraling out of control and to be overwhelmed with a sense of hopelessness. Will peace ever come in the Middle East? Will the terrorism around the world come to end? If there is a God in the heavens, why … [Read more...]

A Final Word on the Middle Eastern Crisis

The past week has been a turbulent one on the Revangelical blog. After posting three articles that called for peace, an end to evangelical Zionism, and the need to look beyond what the news is telling you in order to get a more complete picture of what is occurring in Israel, I have received countless comments, tweets, and messages from people either expressing gratitude for a fresh perspective on this situation or utter disgust that I would use my blog to suggest anything other than the … [Read more...]

Live Life Up

Post By: Clark Hardy, ContributorSomething I deeply appreciate and love about my wife is the depth of conversations we often have. Each of us has an interest in people and the aspects of their experiences that result in who they are. Rachel's degree is a specialized sociology degree, and mine religion and theology. Human persons intrigue, inspire, and motivate us.The other night we were discussing how as people, we often get stuck in rut of surviving rather than thriving. Each mundane … [Read more...]

On Being A Heretic… (Crucified with Christ)

I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. - Galatians 2:20 As I have reflected on this passage recently, it has begun to take on a whole new meaning. I finally feel like I am in a place where I can begin to just taste the smallest flavor of what it means to be crucified with Christ. To take up Christs' cross. To identify with Jesus as he has identified … [Read more...]

Why I Can No Longer “Stand Up” For Israel

Post By: Christian Stackaruck, Theology ContributorI love Israel.I have studied, lived, and served in Israel and cannot wait to return to do so again. Further, many of my dearest friends are Israeli or are ardent supporters of Israel. Recently, reading about recent violence between Israel and Palestine in the news has reawakened years of questions and emotions that, from time to time, I succeed in laying to rest.I used to be pro-Israel in every sense of the word. After departing … [Read more...]