Monthly Archives: April 2014

Evangelicalism is in a theological emergency state!

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Every day it seems there is another big name evangelical player who does not understand what is at stake in the present debate going on within the church concerning homosexuality, same-sex marriage, and gay Christianity! Now, Dan Haseltine, the front man for Jars of Clay has tweeted that he just can’t find any reason not to allow gay marriage. He simply cannot see any downside to it (See Michael Brown’s article  “The Shattering of Jars of Clay”  and the Twitter feed for yourself!)!

Our present Christian culture is in a theological emergency state! Though division in the evangelical church over homosexuality has been coming for a very long time, the World Vision flap greatly accelerated the pace. Now, we are hearing almost daily about supposed evangelical Christian leaders who themselves are “coming out” in favor of homosexuality. Foolishly, some still seem to think that this is a discussion about…

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Failing the Smell Test: Evangelical Christian Publisher Endorsing Gay Christianity?

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Here comes more of what we are going to see a whole lot of: Christian ministries, organizations, publishers, and business leaders trying to thread the needle of compartmentalization between what they say they believe and what they are actually practicing or willing to endorse. In the last three weeks, there have been three notable instances demonstrating the struggle that is coming and which, in fact, is already here.

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First it was the World Vision fiasco when the decision was made to hire same-sex couples for the U.S. World Vision staff (See the Christianity Today article). Though the decision was reversed, it revealed some startling logic from its president, Richard Stearns. After “the World Vision board had prayed for years about how to handle the issue” of “recognizing same-sex relationships,”  World Vision decides to look the other way and hire same-sex couples saying, “We have chosen to…

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Rachel Held Evans: Staying or Going?

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By Scott Fowler

Here is a little window into the mind and logic of Rachel Held Evans. Who is she? Well, she is described by herself and others as evangelical, but she does not fit into that category as it is traditionally understood.

Here’s how Dr. Joel McDurmon, from The American Vision, assesses Evans’ situation:

Now this is close to discovering her true identity. She has realized she doesn’t belong at the evangelical table.

That’s good. It was far too long in coming, but better late than never.

But her reasoning has still not quite reached the level of good therapy. So let me dialogue with her for a minute:

RHE: For many years, I felt that part of my call as a writer and blogger of faith was to be a different sort of evangelical, to advocate for things like gender equality, respect for LGBT people. . …

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A Father’s Letter To His Graduating Son

It’s time again for graduation season! Please share with anyone looking for the words to say to a son or daughter!

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Dear Son:

Where to begin? All the years come suddenly to this moment and I am proud, I am thankful, I am emotional, I am nostalgic. And there is in me the dawning realization that every step you take from this day forward will be pregnant with the possibility that your path could take you further away from me than I am comfortable with.

For the better part of two decades, I have engrossed myself in your life. Much of my effort has been simply to keep you alive and healthy. I have sung songs, and played games, and answered questions, but more than that, I have loved you at depths that even now you are not able to understand and won’t be until you have a child of your own. Though at times I have tried to express and explain that love to you, I realize that, for now…

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Eric Metaxas » Archive » END OF THE WORLD ARRIVES: NYER Says “Hone In”.

With the exception of his periods being outside of his quotation marks (See the Chicago Manual of Style, section 6.7), I love this article and Metaxas’s humor (End of the World Arives: NYER Says “Hone In”. [sic])!

 

Come on, everybody! Be purists! Make the commitment to “hone” your skills, and “home in” on everything else!

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