David Bentley Hart ("DBH") has created quite a stir in the Christian world with the publication of his new book, That All Shall Be Saved, in which he argues quite passionately for a version of Christian universalism. Hart has espoused this idea for quite some time, but he has been more vocal and up front … Continue reading Three Responses to David Bentley Hart (and one pseudo-response)
It's not every day that I find myself in disagreement with Skye Jethani. I unfortunately don't have the pleasure of knowing him personally, but I always value his opinion on things and respect what he has to say about any given subject topic. So consider this blog post an exercise in friendly critique. A few … Continue reading Word and Sacrament: A Friendly Response to Skye Jethani
Almost two weeks ago, the Institute of Religion and Democracy released an online article detailing the decline in membership among the so-called "seven sisters" of America's mainline Protestant churches, a group that includes the United Methodist Church, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, the Presbyterian Church (USA), the Episcopal Church, the United Church of Christ, the Disciples of Christ, and my … Continue reading The Future of American Protestantism Looks Pretty “Evangelical”
Last week, former pastor and author Joshua Harris announced his departure from Christianity. The news came after his recantation of his popular book and the announcement of separation from his wife. Below is his full statement. It is painful to read. My heart is full of gratitude. I wish you could see all the messages … Continue reading “Kissing Christianity Goodbye”: A Call for the Church’s Self-Reflection
Christian blogger and pastor Trevin Wax shared some details of the Southern Baptist Convention committee regarding recent discussions surrounding "critical race theory" (CRT) and "intersectionality" (I) on his Twitter account. He writes, "The Committee received a resolution on this issue and decided to speak to it in a way that warned against absolutizing CRT/I as … Continue reading The Southern Baptist Convention and “Resolution #9”
NOTE: This is adapted from an essay I wrote for seminary. Introduction Craig Blomberg’s Can We Still Believe the Bible? is an excellent, invaluable and erudite resource for evangelical Christians trying to articulate their faith in the 21st century. The scope of biblical studies is a vast and ambitious undertaking, yet Blomberg’s work is a … Continue reading Review: “Can We Still Believe the Bible?” by Craig Blomberg
As a self-professed "confessing millennial", the vision and mission of the SOLA Network resonates with my own on several points. Here are a few, just to name them.
"Toxic masculinity" exists. But not because masculinity is toxic.
"The ancient Christian creeds were meant precisely for the teaching and catechesis of those desiring to be in union with the covenant people of God—the greater Christian community, or global church. Likewise, the doctrine of the Trinity is meant precisely for that reason—to join the witness of the church in 'speaking rightly' about our God."
Millennials need things like the Apostle’s Creed. We need historic Christianity.