The Political Nature of the Gospel

bronze-augustusDr. Russell Moore, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, wrote an op-ed piece in the New York Times that ushered a prophet call to American Evangelicals to understand the radical, political nature of the gospel and to take it seriously. At the same time, the media is presently interested to see what the “Evangelical” voting block will do in the 2016 Presidential race. Which raises the question, what is the relationship between the gospel and politics? Continue reading “The Political Nature of the Gospel”

Reforming American Christianity: Becoming Trinitarian Dance Partners

downloadMany Christians do not know how to express the doctrine of the Trinity, and those who can often do not know how it is relevant to the work, worship and witness of the Church. But, rightly understanding the historical confession of the Trinity can radically alter our sense of identity and our purpose and mission to the least among us as the Church. Continue reading “Reforming American Christianity: Becoming Trinitarian Dance Partners”

Post-Christendom: A Time for the Church to Rethink Mission

statueWe live in a time of flux, change, and tumult. The old position of cultural privilege for Christianity in the West has eroded quickly. Since the time of Constantine, Christianity enjoyed a position of great influence in the West, but those days appear very much behind us. In the face of such radical cultural change, fear, anxiety, reactionary thinking comes easily, but how can we approach our new situation Christianly? Is there hope and opportunity in the face of so much change? Continue reading “Post-Christendom: A Time for the Church to Rethink Mission”