The Scarcity of True Friendly Fire
While preparing for a workshop on tolerance for the recent E3 pastor’s conference, I reread one of the more fascinating essays I’ve... Read More
Don’t Be Too Concerned About the “Evangelical Witness”
From time to time someone raises a concern about how a particular event, trend, or activity will harm the “evangelical witness.” “Evangelicals”... Read More
The Real Story of Chesterton’s Answer to “What Is Wrong” with the World
I’ve always had a soft spot for people who were so insightful and influential that they end up being credited with witty... Read More
The End of Evangelicalism As We Know It?
Those of you who know me know that I don’t like to self-identify as an evangelical. The label has some usefulness, of... Read More
You Must Legislate Morality
“You can’t legislate morality.” I see this phrase come up in often in discussions of the government’s role in moral issues. Whether... Read More
Celebration, Affirmation, or Rejection: What Happened to Tolerance?
There have been two subtle but significant developments in our society in recent years in our response to people and ideas. The... Read More
How Then Shall We Vote?
With the election hard upon us, it is a good time to be reminded that nothing we do can rightly be divorced... Read More
Pulpit Ministry & the Presidential Election: Part 2
In my last post, I suggested that the role of the pulpit in preparing a congregation for the upcoming presidential election is... Read More
Pulpit Ministry & the Presidential Election: Part 1
As an interim pastor charged in part with exposing the Scriptures so as to inform the moral and ethical decision-making of a... Read More