I grew up, like most Christians, immersed by Christian culture. Left Behind books, Kirk Cameron movies, Tee-shirts with Christian knock-off slogans. Half of me lived in this realm, the other half lived in secular culture. Stephen King, Jim Carey movies, and non-knock off tee-shirts. All people, Christian or not, care about culture. We want our […]
At many points in its colored history, the church’s unity and its holiness have appeared to come into conflict. On one side, people argue, “The only way we can call ourselves holy, is by staying united. Unity is holiness.”
Fullerton, CA The downtown area of this small Los Angeles suburb is home to over a dozen bars ranging from Mexican cantinas, Irish pubs and average American bars. Every Friday and Saturday evening, the streets swell with college students, business executives, the poor, the rich, and everyone in between. These bars are filled with these […]
Last week, First Things magazine published an article on how the Evangelical doctrine of ‘sola scriptura’ is often misunderstood in response to the a survey published in Christian Today about many American evangelicals hold unorthodox views which have been condemned by the Christian creedal tradition as heretical. Thinking about this during church on Sunday, it struck me that there are some Evangelical Christians […]
I recently read through Carl Trueman’s book Fools Rush In Where Monkey’s Fear to Tread: Taking Aim at Everyone. As a Christian who prefers not to be identified with evangelicalism, I have always appreciated Trueman’s thought provoking essays. I was especially struck by the following quote in his book: The American church reflects the culture: […]
Last week Deseret News put out an article on how various religious groups would respond to the discovery of life on other planets. It’s an interesting article and you should check it out here. A religious survey was conducted by Prof. David Weintraub who teaches astronomy at Vanderbilt. Among the highlights of his study is […]
What do you make of preachers with iPads? I was in London for a protest to support the movement in Hong Kong the day after I wrote my last post two weeks ago. One of the speakers there remarked that he had been Facebook a lot trying to follow the latest developments in Hong Kong […]
Dr. Ken Berding is leading the charge to improve biblical literacy in our culture. Dr. Berding is Professor of New Testament at my alma mater, Biola University (he taught me Greek!). Dr. Berding is passionate about this subject, having written an article in the newest edition of the Biola Magazine entitled, “The Crisis of Biblical […]
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