The following is an open letter to Mark Tooley and others who have criticized my Sojourners Article about the 4th of July. Mark is the president of the “Institute on Religion and Democracy” (where his reflection on my article is posted) and also writes for “The American Spectator.” See either link for the relevant article. [...]
Unpopular Annual Post: "Why Christianity and the '4th' are Incompatible" OR "Why this is NOT a day to celebrate" OR "Why my friends wont like me for the next week or so"
I want to start out this post with a huge disclaimer… what I am about to say may sound radical or irrational to some. I also want to say that I have a great respect for those who differ with me on this issue that I am about to discuss, so I invite your ideas [...]
What a cool thing it is to connect with so many people, from so many places, and with so many perspectives. This is a post that was birthed out of my OPEN MIC blog post (BTW- still accepting submission ideas). I want to hear from others, about how God is at work in their own [...]
Thesis: “The forms of media and technology—regardless of their content—cause profound changes in the church and culture” (23). “The medium is the message” (29). Evaluation: Shane Hipps, who began his adult life in the advertising world (now a pastor), uses the work of Marshall McLuhan to analyze how technologies alter culture and faith. McLuhan is [...]