Why Does TIME Want to Drop the Hammer on Churches?

I wrote a piece for The Stream this week that engaged a stunning TIME article from New York Times columnist Mark Oppenheimer. Oppenheimer is a respected journalist who leans left but broke new ground by calling in his essay for the abolition of tax-exempt status for churches (and other non-profits). After the piece caught some fire from conservatives, Oppenheimer protested that he [Read More...]

Another Pastor Self-Congratulates for Endorsing “Gay Christianity”

Elizabeth Dias, a Wheaton College graduate and TIME magazine reporter, just gave notice of another formerly-large church that has embraced “gay Christianity” as a legitimate spiritual state. The church is GracePointe Church of Franklin, Tennessee. The location of this one gets your attention: this is a Bible belt church. The pastor, Stan Mitchell, just preached for over [Read More...]

Cultural Capitulation on Homosexuality Is Not Courageous

A recent article by Elizabeth Dias for TIME magazine seeks to chart a shift among evangelicals on homosexuality. “Inside the Evangelical Fight Over Gay Marriage” (preview version, though I’m a subscriber) is engaging, well-sourced, and includes perspectives from both sides of the issue. As you engage the material, see my Southern Seminary and Boyce College colleague Denny [Read More...]

The Link 3.13.09: New Calvinism and Facebook Flaming

1. Neo-Calvinists, restless young theologians, we have been discovered by the secular media.  Time magazine just included “The New Calvinism” as one of its ten world-changing ideas (HT: JT).  This makes sense.  We are a weirdly fascinating bunch.  We defy a lot of the stereotypes held by non-Christians.  We’re thoughtful, culturally attuned, fun, and even [Read More...]


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