From the Brain of Bart, 2/13/13

by (@bjgingerich) February 13, 2013

This is a helpful article on the “Top 10 Reasons Our Kids Leave Church.” It’s especially relevant for evangelical contexts. What are you teaching your kids when you take out those dusty creeds, practices, and precepts?

Commitment-Free Critics and the ‘Christian Virginity Cult’

by (@TheIRD) February 8, 2013

By Bart Gingerich (@BJGingerich) You may have noticed the recent volley of criticism against the evangelical sex culture. No, not the trends toward loose morals, but the Christian fascination with virginity and purity. The casualties of the “purity movement” are starting to speak out. Former fundamentalist and current feminist Elizabeth Esther looked back on her adolescence and said, […]

Two Very Different Episcopalianisms Meet in Charleston

by (@bjgingerich) January 29, 2013

By Bart Gingerich (@BJGingerich) Last week, orthodox Christians convened at the historical St. Philip’s Church to participate in theological discussions at the Mere Anglicanism Conference. Most of the attendees expressed support for the Diocese of South Carolina under Bishop Mark Lawrence, which has been forced out of the Episcopal Church through heavy-handed persecution against traditional […]

The Millennial Generation’s Acceptable Sin

by (@TheIRD) January 8, 2013

By Bart Gingerich (@bjgingerich) The following article originally appeared on The Gospel Coalition website. Every human institution and society has its own list of sins and virtues that contradict the law of God. With the rise of the Millennial generation in evangelical churches, a vice is creeping up into the realms of acceptance, indifference, or at […]

The Pilgrimage of World Christianity

by (@TheIRD) December 18, 2012

By Bart Gingerich Researchers and scholars filed into the Library of Congress on December 13 to hear former Reformed Church in America general secretary Wesley Granberg-Michaelson discuss global Christianity. Much of his audience seemed disturbed by the international ascendancy of orthodox Christian faith. A visiting scholar at the LOC’s Kluge Center, Granberg-Michaelson already boasts quite […]