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Christians Should Just Die Already

December 19, 2014

Yesterday I read the following poem on death entitled “Moriturus” by Edna St. Vincent Millay. If I could have Two things in one: The peace of the grave, And the light of the sun;…

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Rekindling the Longing for Meaning

December 15, 2014

Blaise Pascal, in one of his excellent Pensées (194 on The Project Gutenberg) writes that there are two kinds of people; those who care about their role in the cosmos and what eternity has…

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How American Evangelicals Are NOT Following New Testament Christianity

December 8, 2014

Much more than a single article could be written detailing all the ways in which American evangelical Protestantism looks very different from the early church. Certainly not all of the developments in our external circumstances…

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What is the Foundation for United Methodist Political Lobbying?

October 26, 2014

Last month, the UMC’s political lobby office displayed some striking biblical and theological sloppiness, pointing to deeper problems than any particular social issue.

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The Local Church: Equipping the Saints

July 11, 2014

Editor’s Note: This interview is the fifth installment of Evangelical Action’s series “How Does Your Church Grow?” and is your opportunity to meet the pastors of the local church plants, hear their stories, and…

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The Festival Where ‘Christianity’ Is Just Earth Worship

July 11, 2014

One could be forgiven for thinking he had accidentally wandered off the Christian festival and stepped into some sort of Wiccan stone ceremony…

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The Latest Threat to Evangelical Support for Israel

July 10, 2014

Conservative Christians have generally been known for their enthusiastic support for the Jewish state. But a new movement of young activists is seeking to change that.

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Theologizers and the Anti-Seminary

May 21, 2014

[S]eekers look to the ecclesiastically untethered and academically undisciplined for spiritual guidance and insight. Welcome to the Anti-Seminary.

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An Interview with Brad Littlejohn: Whither the Restless and Reformed?

May 1, 2014

What the designation seems to boil down to is “evangelicals who dig TULIP.” Of course, that doesn’t do much to explain the broad appeal of it; this, I would have to say, might be substantially explained as a masculine reaction against the feminization of American evangelicalism, a way of really kicking the whole counter-culturalism up a notch.

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An Interview with Brad Littlejohn: Roads to Rome

April 30, 2014

I think for many of us, at least those who grew up in more confessionally-aware backgrounds, we started out with an inquisitorial bogeyman of arch-Tridentine Catholicism, the foil for all our good Protestant doctrines, and then went through the disorienting experience of encountering modern post-Vatican II Catholic theology.

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An Interview with Brad Littlejohn: Reformed Irenicism?

April 29, 2014

The “Reformed irenicism” that we’re all about insists that “irenics” (that is, all getting along peaceably) without history is only skin-deep, a shallow foundation to build a church or a witness to the world.

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An Interview with Brad Littlejohn: The Davenant Trust

April 28, 2014

While we applaud and enthusiastically support the modern renewal of Patristic studies (prompted in part by the nouvelle theologie), and the new enthusiasm for the Fathers among many Protestants, we worry that in the midst of this rush to the past, we are at risk of trampling over several of the intervening centuries, imagining that we are already well-familiar with them, when we are anything but.