This is a very sad legacy for Neo-Anabaptism’s most prominent theologian. While the Mennonite Church recognizes his popularity, they are also striving for faithfulness to and justice for Yoder’s victims. All in all, Yoder now proves to be a great historical irony. As the press statement observed, “[S]omeone who called Christians to reconciliation and…used his position of power to abuse others.”
These particular facts do not speak directly to the Mefferd affair, which deals with Driscoll’s latest book, A Call to Resurgence. However, it doesn’t look good for Driscoll and Mars Hill Church, either.
The glamour of novelty has disappeared. The very term “megachurch” invokes an immediate reaction in Christians: disgust, a balanced shake of the head, or admiration. And this is where the question lies for the religious thinker, “Has the megachurch lost its luster?”
Today we commemorate St. Nicholas of Myra, whose resume boasts enough miracles for him to be called the “Wonderworker” in some parts of Christendom. Even before he became the Coca-Cola chugging world-traveler and reindeer master, he was known for his compassion for children and his sacrificial generosity. According to one story, he saved three daughters […]
This past week has provided a wide-range of free excellent articles, proving the beneficial side of the internet. A strong body of content has been published that merits the thinking Christian’s attention. First off, a secular historian is gaining quite a lot of attention for her compassionate, intricate, yet challenging analysis of American evangelicalism. Molly […]
Speaking from firsthand observation, I think Nadia Bolz-Weber is the most pastoral, the most traditional, and thus the most grounded of the post-everything Christians. In short, she knows the human soul and how it is formed. She realizes that Christianity is an alien thing in this world.
“[T]he bishops decided that the primates of GAFCON would take a more organized and more purposeful role in providing support and encouragement to other parts of the globe in which help may be needed. In particular, the situation in England is in the mind of the bishops.
“It seems to me that the Global South is much more adept at giving its testimony to witness for the Gospel and to stand for Christ in a way that is not afraid of being marginalized or disliked or even for hostility directed back at it. I think in the West our culture has put us in a place where we are often afraid to speak boldly, to make the exclusive claims of the Gospel, and to present Jesus Christ in a very straightforward way because we want to be accepted.”
There’s nothing quite like a bunch of smooth-talking male students parroting off such deliciously drab cliches as “pretty offensive and exploitative,” “misogynistic,” smart empowered women “who are making decisions intentionally, “negative stereotypes,” and (my personal favorite) “bringing their dads into it is totally inappropriate.” Yeah buddy, I’ll bet.