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”?
Christian Organizations Call Evangelicals Back to “Civic Responsibility”
The National Association of Evangelicals and World Relief seek to continue the legacy and vision of their founders.
A “Redemptive Foundation” For Evangelical Social Justice
What can a forgotten twentieth-century evangelical theologian teach us about approaching social justice?
Social Justice: A Worthy Cause and a Terrible God
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
Liberty University, the Falwell Dynasty, and American Evangelicalism
How did the Falwell dynasty make Liberty University into the flagship higher-ed institution of "evangelicalism"? Where does Liberty University go from here?
The Present and Future of American Evangelicalism
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
Review: “A War of Loves” by David Bennett
(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
How Evangelicals Can Understand Systemic Racism
A review of Al Mohler's take on systemic racism.
Conservative Christians in Mississippi Call for Removal of Confederate Emblem in State Flag
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
What Christianity can contribute to the social justice conversation
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