The National Association of Evangelicals and World Relief seek to continue the legacy and vision of their founders.
What can a forgotten twentieth-century evangelical theologian teach us about approaching social justice?
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
A review of Al Mohler's take on systemic racism.
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”?
What's Going On? Yesterday, the United Methodist Church made headlines by announcing that a taskforce of both conservative and liberal factions within the UMC have reached a settlement to part ways, with a new theologically conservative denomination branching off. For the past several years, the country's largest mainline denomination and second-largest Protestant denomination (second only … Continue reading The “United Methodists” Are No Longer United
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”
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
I'll always remember the first time I became aware of the term "evangelical". As a young boy growing up in a predominately Lutheran town with predominantly Lutheran friends at school, I had asked my mom what “type” of Christians we were. “Well,” she began, “we’re what you call ‘evangelical’.” Although my curious and inquiring mind … Continue reading Taking Back Evangelicalism