Moral autonomy, the reigning doctrine of our age, is seriously inhibiting both truth and freedom for the gospel … Because the relativist challenge to truth and morality is so wide ranging, a successful strategy has to be on many fronts. It has to affect the “core of what people believe.”
While a few of Lutheran Pastor Nadia Bolz-Weber’s ideas for keeping Lent holy are closely tied to Lenten traditions, others seem like something from the sketch comedy show Portlandia.
Walking about the snowy, mostly empty streets of Washington, D.C. today I was thinking about The Star-Spangled Banner, which was declared the National Anthem today in 1931, and about its author Francis Scott Key, a devout Episcopalian. Interesting that it became the National Anthem during the depths of the Great Depression, and in time for […]
Jonathan Merritt’s latest contribution to Christian moral theology is a piece titled Does the Bible prohibit providing services at same sex weddings? Joe Carter provides a devastating response in Since Jesus ate with sinners do I have to eat at the strip club’s buffet? Mr. Carter so thoroughly demolishes Merritt’s and Kiersten Powers’ argument that “Since Jesus [had dinner with/partied with/hung out with] sinners in the places where they congregated, we should do so too” that it would seem the case is closed.
“I am not going to pretend that I am a policy wonk,” Franciscan Friar Jason Welle conceded in Lafayette Square before the White House on February 17, 1014, during a protest against illegal immigrant deportations. Welle’s admission of ignorance while questioned on American immigration policy highlighted the protestors’ flawed understanding of God’s infallible Word and mankind’s fallible judgment.
When filmmakers removed the Devil from an upcoming film on the life of Jesus, it was ostensibly due to an unfortunate political resemblance. But to what extent is it symptomatic of a modern tendency to downplay Satan and sin?
Persecution of Christians is the “premier human rights issue of the early 21st century, as well as the most untold story about global Christianity in our time,” Boston Globe reporter John Allen stated in prepared remarks on February 11, 2014. Addressing a House Committee on Foreign Affairs hearing, Allen and other panelists ominously delineated Christianity’s threatened state around the world.
James Heidinger, former long-time head of Good News, United Methodism’s evangelical caucus, has penned a wonderful new pro-life resource, published by Seedbed, itself an exciting new Wesleyan publisher associated with Asbury Seminary. Called About Abortion: 10 Things a new Generation of Christians Should Know, Heidinger’s book is an elaboration of a speech he gave at […]