Is Your Gospel the Right Gospel?

*The following is a guest article by Joe Boyd. Find his info at the bottom of the page. I am reading the book unChristian with about ten of my friends. It’s a book primarily about why people outside of Christianity don’t like Christians much anymore. (I didn’t need a book to learn that one.) A [Read More...]

Evangelical Culture Myths: #1 Speaking in Tongues is from the Devil, Unless Interpreted

Today I begin a long term series called “Evangelical Culture Myths.”  I invite you to submit various sorts of cultural myths that we evangelicals tell.  Aside from the one I’m covering today, another obvious one (if you read this blog regularly) could be: “The earth will be destroyed eventually so who cares about being ‘green.’”  [Read More...]

When a Poor Baby in a Manger Overthrows an Empire: The First Christmas

*Originally posted on Dec 20, 2010 Many would consider the Roman Empire one of the greatest civilizations in history. In regard to the New Testament, the story of early Christianity finds its setting under the shadow of a meta-narrative[1] that dominated most of the Mediterranean world and even beyond. Caesar Augustus is the earliest figure [Read More...]

Guest Book Review: The King Jesus Gospel by Scot McKnight (Lawrence Garcia)

Scot McKnight’s “The King Jesus Gospel: The Original Good News Revisited” makes a clear case that our near total equivocation of the term “the Gospel” with a “personal plan of salvation” is a bad case of mistaken identity, witnessed as it were, by the fact that we style ourselves “evangelicals” when our salvation emphasis deems [Read More...]


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