October 27, 2014

  When we think of Martin Luther, we tend to consider his Ninety-Five Theses, the “here I stand” statement of the Diet of Worms, the importance he placed on justification by faith, or his affirmation of the sola’s. Relatively little attention, at least among American Christians, is given to his political theology, his “Doctrine of the Two Kingdoms.” In many ways, this oversight remains unsurprising. The American government and economy are far more indebted to English and French thought than… Read more

October 23, 2014

On September 11, 2001, among the headlines in the USA Today was a call for immigration reform (the headlines would be very different the next day, of course). In the 13 years since, the issue has risen and fallen in America’s consciousness, but like Pigpen’s perpetual cloud of dust, it persistently hovers around us. The immigration issue is currently mired in a swale of indifference. The public strongly favors reform, but tired of the public harangue and political gridlock, they… Read more

October 15, 2014

  As our “About” tab says, we are living in dark times. Yesterday, it was reported that the city government of Houston, TX has issued subpoenas demanding a group of pastors hand in any sermons dealing with homosexuality, gender identity, or Annise Parker (the city’s first lesbian mayor). While preaching is not a secretive thing in the least bit (many sermons are posted online and are meant to be heard by the public), this is a downright frightening request. It’s a direct pitting… Read more

October 14, 2014

  A conversation has been developing across the Patheos Evangelical Channel regarding soteriology (that is, the study of salvation). Frank Viola re-posted some history on the Sinner’s Prayer and talk of Christ as one’s “personal Lord and Savior,” tracing its origins back to the revivalist D. L. Moody. Viola urged that, before Moody, Christians didn’t use the language of asking Jesus into one’s heart or uttering a particular formula of prayer in order to receive salvation. Preston Sprinkle analyzed a… Read more

September 30, 2014

Welcome to the Evangelical Pulpit, group blog for the Patheos Evangelical Channel. As the channel has continued to grow and morph over the past few years, it’s become obvious that we needed a common space to bring in the occasional guest voice as well as keep track of various discussions happening across the evangelical blogosphere. Enter the Evangelical Pulpit. Here, you’ll be able to read from voices across the evangelical Christian spectrum on any number of issues. You’ll also get to… Read more




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