Ridding the Rapture from our Lips: Evangelical Young Adults and the End

EXCERPT FROM LAWRENCE GARCIA: The term “rapture” within eschatological discourse can take on many shades of meaning and nuance; some are convinced the term can be retained as long as we are sure to clarify what is meant by it. However, I’m persuaded that the term is beyond recovery seeing its continual use may lead to [Read More...]

Why Theology Matters – Pursuing Truth with Humility

*This post is old… like from the beginning of blogging old. I might nuance this differently if asked the same question today, but the essence remains the same. It originally appeared at The Charismanglican blog (June 2010). The question of why theology  matters is an interesting one.  On one  hand, it could be said that  [Read More...]

The Significance of Christmas – The Divine-Human Event

With Christmas coming up next week, here are two great places to purchase gifts that benefit the poor of the the world: Mennonite Central Committee World Vision ————————————————————————————————————————————————— By Jeff K. Clarke The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us.  We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who [Read More...]

A Lack of Theology in the Evangelical Shift Toward Justice?

Today, my friend Jamie Arpi-Ricci wrote an excellent reflection on evangelicals and justice. He is positive, as am I, about the current shift towards activism for the “least of these.” He cites human trafficking as a cause worthy of the church’s attention. But: What exactly do we hope will happen to the offenders when they’re [Read More...]