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”?
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
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)
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