Believe Something Already: Emergent, LaBeouf, & the Growing Senselessness of Doubt

Elijah then came near to all the people, and said, “How long will you go limping with two different opinions? If the Lord is God, follow him; but if Baal, then follow him.” The people did not answer him a word.  Last week, two seemingly unrelated blips appeared on my Internet radar and struck a strangely similar chord: Tony Jones's statistics about the emergent/emerging church, and Shia LaBeouf's interview on Interview Magazine. I'm not entirely sure what point Jones was trying to drive home … [Read more...]

Evangelicals, Emergents, & the Gender/Power Issue, Pt. 1

[Part 2 here.]Earlier this week, I tweeted this:I was surprised by the response, mostly affirming that this may in fact be the case. I admit that it was kind of a shot in the dark. I also admit that this is not a particular area of academic expertise or extensive experience for me.Because of that, I want to frame this two-part series as a similar kind of proposal, rather than a definitive word on the subject. I want to make two primary suggestions, and then ask two big questions … [Read more...]