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October 31, 2018
Reformation Then and Now
The Church is discredited: plagued by corruption, including sex scandals. Trusting human leaders whose failures...
August 15, 2018
How Pervasive Is the Prosperity Gospel?
One of the most prominent heresies of contemporary Christianity is the prosperity gospel, which teaches...
October 10, 2017
Tebow the Missionary Kid & Kaepernick the Lutheran Confirmand
These two kneeling football players represent two strains of Christianity in America.
August 04, 2017
The new “prophets” and “apostles”
There is a new movement in contemporary Christianity, known as the "New Apostolic Reformation" or...
July 24, 2017
The hippie connection to contemporary Christianity
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the "Summer of Love" and the rise of the Hippie...
November 21, 2014
Engaging vs. accommodating the culture
My longtime friend, the Rev. Harold Senkbeil, has an article in the latest Concordia Journal...
November 06, 2014
Ancient heresies today
A study has found that whereas most American evangelicals believe in the Trinity, they often...
September 17, 2014
“Can Nadia Bolz-Weber save evangelicalism?”
As we've blogged about, Nadia Bolz-Weber has been getting a lot of attention as an...
September 10, 2014
Should Christianity try to be “cool”?
Brett McCracken, author of Hipster Christianity, argues that there are intrinsic contradictions inherent in the...
November 05, 2013
The Nadia Bolz-Weber phenomenon
Nadia Bolz-Weber is a tattooed, non-conformist, cutting-edge kind of person. She's also a pastor in...
October 30, 2013
Justification by Faith Alone is Still the Issue
Back in the 1990s, I was asked to be on the council of the Alliance...
October 21, 2013
What’s missing in today’s churches
Tullian Tchividjian, Billy Graham's grandson and the pastor of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church, has published...
August 08, 2013
Christianity without the Atonement
The committee preparing a new hymnal for the Presbyterian Church (USA) has thrown out a...
August 02, 2013
How church growth strategies keep missing the point
Rachel Held Evans tells about how churches that want to reach young people keep missing...
March 21, 2013
Evangelical conservatives vs. Liturgical conservatives
Thomas Holgrave says that the old distinctions among conservative Christians have faded and that the...
March 18, 2013
“Radical” Christianity vs. regular Christianity
The latest thing in contemporary Christianity is "radical Christianity." From the Christian bestseller lists to...
February 07, 2013
7 rules that Christians must break
Rev. Jonathan Fisk, the young pastor known for his lively Worldview Everlasting videos, has published...
June 07, 2012
The Juvenilization of American Christianity
The latest issue of Christianity Today has a brilliant cover story that accounts for much...
May 21, 2012
A nation of heretics
Ross Douthat begins with reflections on three recent cases in American religion: the popularity of...
March 23, 2012
The new Ten Commandments
British evangelist J. John has re-formulated the Ten Commandments in an effort to make them...
June 08, 2011
How bad theology yields bad Christian art
Tony Woodlief at Image (an important journal on Christianity & the Arts) argues for a...
May 26, 2011
On Sunday, Pastor Douthwaite at our church gave one of the best comments on the...
February 07, 2011
The 2nd biggest denomination: Nondenominationalism
Russell D. Moore, dean of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, writes in the Wall Street Journal...
October 30, 2009
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