My wife and I joined thousands (perhaps millions) of others across the country this summer in watching the musical, "Hamilton," for the first time when it was released on the streaming platform, Disney+. Having grown up in the rural Midwest and the Bible-belt, I was pretty familiar with much of the story, including Hamilton's ill-fated … Continue reading The Gospel in “Hamilton”?
What can a forgotten twentieth-century evangelical theologian teach us about approaching social justice?
This past Christmas, popular conservative commentator Allie Beth Stuckey revisted an old debate on her Twitter page, retorting: “Does the person claiming Jesus was a poor refugee also believe Jesus is the Way, the Truth & the Life and that no one comes to the Father except through Him? Do they hold the Word of God … Continue reading The Both/And of Christian Witness (Part II)
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
One of the things that surprised me after posting my latest blog-post was how it seemed to have resonated and struck a chord with the disenfranchised millennial in the local church. I don't have enough Professor X powers to tell you why, but I suspect that at least one of the reasons may have been the … Continue reading Theological Orthodoxy and Social Justice