On Wednesday this past week, a theology professor at Fuller Seminary tweeted the following: "I tried organized religion... too preachy/ too conformist/ too much 'us vs them'..." Yet instead of pasty white middle-aged men with tucked in, button-down shirts and women with dresses down to their ankles, the picture below featured an angry mob of … Continue reading Social Justice: A Worthy Cause and a Terrible God
How did the Falwell dynasty make Liberty University into the flagship higher-ed institution of "evangelicalism"? Where does Liberty University go from here?
Karen Swallow Prior is quickly emerging as one of the leading commentators on contemporary American evangelicalism. Prior, a conservative evangelical, spent 21 years teaching English literature at Liberty University before transferring to the undergraduate college of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina this past year. A Southern Baptist, she has a long … Continue reading The Present and Future of American Evangelicalism
(AUTHOR'S NOTE: A review can never do a book justice, so I highly recommend you go and read it for yourself.) This post was a long time coming. As a blog about being an orthodox Christian in the millennial generation, engaging with the topic of homosexuality was inevitable. And quite frankly, it's a sensitive one … Continue reading Review: “A War of Loves” by David Bennett
A review of Al Mohler's take on systemic racism.
While the rest of the country wrestles over the legitimacy of which statues and monuments should be removed or kept, conservative Christians in Mississippi have tossed their hat in the ring in favor of removing the Confederate battle emblem from the state flag. The Mississippi Baptist Convention released a statement on June 23, saying that, … Continue reading Conservative Christians in Mississippi Call for Removal of Confederate Emblem in State Flag
Anyone who has followed my blog for any period of time knows that there are two things that I am passionate about: good theology and social justice. I have demonstrated at length how the concept of social justice has biblical foundations. At the same time, I have also written about how biblical social justice will … Continue reading What Christianity can contribute to the social justice conversation
Recently I have had someone claim while speaking to me that social justice is "un-evangelical" (in so many words). I have demonstrated several times in my blog that social justice is a biblical concept (for example, here and here), though it may differ at points from how the rest of the world may define it. … Continue reading Is Caring about Social Justice “Un-evangelical”?
One of my favorite Christian rappers, Lecrae, has posted a timely YouTube video in reaction to George Floyd's untimely death. "He was made in the image of God," he laments. Lecrae affirms and validates the emotions of those that are grieving and lamenting, stating, "Your anger is justified...You should be frustrated. You should be angry. … Continue reading Christian rapper Lecrae reacts to George Floyd’s death in video
Shameless plug: One of my favorite podcasts to listen to is "Doctrine and Devotion," "a podcast exploring Christian faith and practice from a Reformed Baptist perspective." Co-hosted by pastors Joe Thorn and Jimmy Fowler, the two co-hosts delve into deep theological topics and relevant questions, all the while playing off of each other in friendly, … Continue reading “Doctrine and Devotion” pastors address “virtual communion” questions