April 22, 2022

About Men and Church *Note to would-be commenters: Please be kind or don’t post a comment at all. If you do post a comment, please keep it relatively brief and on the topic. Don’t include any links or photos. Comments that are argumentative or hostile or off topic will not be posted here.* There has been a lot of “talk” (much in writing) about why American men are increasingly staying away from church. The purported statistics bear this out. About... Read more

April 19, 2022

Against Fundamentalism? *Note to would-be commenters: This is not a discussion board; it is a moderated blog. If you choose to comment, please keep it brief and on point (relevant to the blog post about which you are commenting). Comments posted here must be civil, respectful, not argumentative or hostile. Do not include links or photos.* I have now written two books with titles that include “Against” — “Against Calvinism” and “Against Liberal Theology.” Both are published by Zondervan. See... Read more

April 17, 2022

If I Did Not Believe in the Bodily Resurrection… *Note to would-be commenters: If you choose to post a comment here, know that this is not a discussion board; it is a moderated blog and I do not post hostile, argumentative, insulting or off-topic comments. Please do not include in your comment any links or photos.* Today is Easter Sunday, 2022. Today Christians around the world celebrate the bodily resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ including the empty tomb. That... Read more

April 15, 2022

What’s Good about “Good Friday?” *Note to would-be commenters: If you choose to comment, make sure your comment is on point (relevant to the blog post), relatively brief (no more than 100 words), civil and respectful (not hostile or argumentative), and contains no links or photos.* When I was a kid growing up in a conservative evangelical church (moderately Pentecostal) we did not observe Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, or Good Friday. Nor did most conservative evangelical Protestant churches in the... Read more

April 13, 2022

My Response to “The Five Emerging Factions of Evangelical Higher Education” *Note to would-be commenters: Keep it brief (no more than 100 words), civil (no hostile, argumentative or insulting comments), and on topic. Do not include links or photos. Respond to me only. This is not a discussion board.* Here is the link to the Patheos essay to which I am responding here: Patheos.com/blogs/anxiousbench/2022/04/the-five-emerging-factions-in-evangelical-higher-education/ Normally I don’t respond to other blogs here. However, this one caught my interest and I... Read more

April 11, 2022

The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind—Again *Note to would-be commenters: Please know this is not a discussion board; I moderate the comments and delete ones that are uncivil, argumentative, off topic, or that misuse this blog to promote the writer’s own agenda. This is a place for civil, respectful, peaceful discussion of my here published opinions. Do not include any links or photos. Keep your comment to less than 100 words, please.* In 1994 evangelical church historian Mark Noll published... Read more

April 8, 2022

The Salvation of Infants *Note to would-be commenters: If you choose to comment here, make sure your comment or question is directly related to the topic of the blog post and does not in any way misrepresent what I wrote. Also, do not misuse my blog to “preach” your own alternative perspective although you are free to say you disagree and why. This is not a discussion board; it is a safe space for calm and civil conversation about my... Read more

April 5, 2022

Thoughts about Denominational Divisions (What They Are Really About) *Note to would-be commenters: Know that this is not a discussion board; this is my space to express my thoughts and enter into constructive discussion with fellow evangelicals and others who want to ask questions. If you choose to comment, make sure your comment is relatively brief, about the subject of my post, civil, kind and respectful, and does not include any links or photos.* All over the USA denominations are... Read more

April 2, 2022

What Nonconformity Does NOT Mean *Note to would-be commenters: Please know this is not a discussion board but a place for readers to interact with me about my expressed opinion. If you post a comment, make sure it is calm and civil and constructive. You may disagree with me if you give reasons. Please do not post enigmatic sayings, cliches, scripture passages (alone without comment), links or photos. Keep your comment under 100 words and to the point; do not... Read more

March 29, 2022

Rediscovering Christian Nonconformity *Note to would-be commenters: Know that this is not a discussion blog but a place for civil, kind, respectful conversation about my expressed opinions. Please do not respond to other commenters; respond only to me with a question or brief comment. If you choose to respond, make sure your response is not argumentative but constructive. You may disagree in a civil and respectful manner with reasons for your disagreement. Do not include any links or photos in... Read more


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