I'm not sure I would be here if it wasn't for Billy Graham. I don't say that as a matter of mere sentiment, but as an objective observation. Although Millennials such as myself have only lived in the twilight years of Billy Graham's life and ministry, his influence on previous generations has reverberated down to … Continue reading Billy Graham and Cultural Engagement: A Lesson to Christians
In the previous post, I gave a historical perspective on "What it means to be a confessional Christian", not least of which is to confess "Christ crucified". But being a confessional Christian doesn't just have a past, historical component to it. It also includes a present, cultural-contextual component...and it has relevance for us today. To be … Continue reading “What does it mean to be a Confessional (Millennial) Christian?” Part 2: A Contemporary Perspective
[This is a "companion piece" of sorts to blog-post #4] Which Holy Grail? My childhood hero was Indiana Jones, and my favorite film in that series is (obviously) Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, in which Indy is searching for the mythical Holy Grail, the one of Monty Python fame. One of the last scenes of the … Continue reading Being a Confessing Millennial in the 21st Century, Part 2
The Cultural Landscape We live in a pluralistic culture, which is not really a bad thing, even as an orthodox Christian. The early Christian movement and its disciples flourished within the pluralistic society of the Roman Empire alongside other religions and beliefs, proclaiming the "good news" of the gospel of Jesus Christ and making disciples. … Continue reading Christianity in the Marketplace of Ideas: Being a Confessing Millennial In the 21st Century
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