July 16, 2024

I was wrong. In fact, I wasn’t even close on this one—an intellectual anomaly for sure. I believed Christian nationalism would begin to die down by now. I thought, after January 6th we would see a steady decline in evangelical participation. I failed to take into consideration the audaciousness of evangelicals as demonstrated by their history of doubling down on cultural issues like these. Evangelicalism is built upon the irrational. It is built upon such extravagant metaphysical ideas that it... Read more

June 17, 2024

The recent annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) held in Indiana let the cat out of the bag regarding the subversiveness they have gone to subjugate their sisters in Christ. One of the big topics on the agenda was a referendum on women serving as pastors. The referendum was the result of initiatives brought up last year which saw the SBC disfellowship several churches for employing women as pastors. This included Rick Warren’s former megachurch. Despite an impassioned... Read more

May 11, 2024

Columnist, pastor, and founder of Stand Strong Ministries Jason Jimenez has written a new book called Hijacking Jesus: How Progressive Christians Are Remaking Him And Taking Over His Church. Jimenez is one of a growing number of evangelical leaders taking up the anti-progressive agenda. Much has been written on Patheos about people like Alisa Childers who is perhaps the loudest in the crowd of protestors shouting and pointing fingers. But Jimenez is a newer voice that is becoming louder each... Read more

April 10, 2024

Nothing encourages a person more than telling them what they are doing wrong. I have written for years on the problems in evangelicalism. It is only fair to apply the same critique to progressive Christianity. There is no doubt that there are many things people get wrong about progressive Christianity. Perhaps chief among them is that progressive Christianity is a belief system that runs antithetical to conservative Christianity, specifically, evangelicalism. As I argue in UNenlightenment, progressive Christianity is a milieu... Read more

March 22, 2024

It seems like almost every week we are hearing about a new scandal within evangelicalism. And it seems like evangelicals are more prone to provide excuses or distance themselves from these events, often writing them off as anomalies, instead of allowing them to provoke introspection. Here are 6 questions that evangelicals should be asking themselves for introspection.   1. Why are so many people leaving evangelical churches? The answer to this question is complicated as the reasons why people leave... Read more

February 12, 2024

Recently, an evangelical pastor named Alistair Begg was cut from American Family Radio due to advice he gave a grandma on one of his programs. The gifted Scottish preacher with the Highland Twang hosts the program Truth for Life. Begg is known for his practical wisdom and his keen exegetical skills. He is highly respected within evangelicalism and has a significant following of listeners. Begg is a conservative evangelical through and through, which means he also holds to a “traditional”... Read more

January 18, 2024

It is a popular trope among progressives to argue that the word homosexual was not in any English translation of the Bible until 1946. I am not sure how long this argument has been making its way around progressive circles but it was thrust back into the spotlight based on a documentary that was done by Sharon Roggio. The documentary was based on Christian authors Kathy Baldock and Ed Oxford who were researching the Revised Standard Version translation. We will... Read more

December 18, 2023

Believe it or not, this is the fourth iteration of this article. I have gone back and forth as to whether or not to publish this. But as I have been reflecting on this experience, I feel more and more convinced that I must. I always thought to some extent I could imagine how horrible it must be to be a targeted minority in this country. Sure I have been pulled over before, so I can imagine what it must... Read more

November 21, 2023

  As a philosopher, specifically metaphysics, I have been trained to view reality in terms of possibilities instead of certainty. I recognize this bias going into any thinking project. However, I also think this is a good way to view the world. This of course means that I am often cautious of any claims of certainty, even scientific claims but it also means it is difficult to land in any one place. For a secular philosopher, this might be okay,... Read more

November 3, 2023

Let me apologize at the outset. I admit the start of this article is a little self-serving but it adds important context for what I would like to say. Today is the anniversary of the release of my first book, UNenlightenment: A theological foundation for Deconstructing and Reconstructing the Christian Faith. The book was a 15-year project in the making. It was something that I wanted to publish more than anything because not only was there nothing else like it... Read more

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