Hope For, But Not In, Evangelicalism

Originally posted on Jared Stacy:
I still believe the best days for Evangelicalism are ahead, not behind. But I say this well aware that Evangelicalism in the United States is experiencing a multi-faceted crisis of identity. We cannot reduce God to a movement, but our attempts to do just that are being exposed in the…

The Moral Character of Public Officials: Remembering January 6

Originally posted on Real Church Life:
Photo by MIMICA Rgbstock “In 1998, the Southern Baptist Convention, the largest Protestant denomination in the United States, passed, what they called, a Resolution On Moral Character Of Public Officials. If it had been followed, Trump would have been kept out of office in 2016 and evangelicals would have…

Why I’m Here

Originally posted on In the Thicket:
The SBC is in crisis. That’s not hyperbole, that’s not being overdramatic, that is fact. The denomination is facing it’s biggest threat ever, bigger than the conservative resurgence of the 80s. It needs prayer. Since my last post, two letters written by Russell Moore were leaked detailing his investigation…

Is it Time to Abandon “Evangelical?”

Originally posted on In the Thicket:
It’s been a bad year for evangelicals. Well, it was a bad year for everyone, but it seemed to be especially hard on evangelicals. From the numerous, high profile people claiming to leave the faith, to the multiple scandals from evangelical leaders of different institutions, to evangelicals’ poor response…

How the term Evangelical has grown to blur theology and ideology

In the 19th century several lay preachers who taught a non-trinitairan Biblical faith, used printed media to spread the Good News of the coming Kingdom of God, by means of tracts and pamphlets, in times that evangelicalism became deeply intertwined with a certain strain of conservative politics, to end up in the 21st century where conservative evangelists became fundamentalists totally taken by GOP politics and blurring the lines between theology and ideology.

Andrew McWilliams-Doty looks at evangelicals

People often get confused between the terms evangelical and fundamentalist. They mean two different things plus can be looking at three different evangelical groups.

Hillsong megachurch not keeping to rules of the government

The evangelical megachurch Hillsong has not been bothered by the imposed corona measures for some years now. In Australia, they once again brought thousands of churchgoers together for an event, despite the restrictions imposed on the public and entertainment sectors.

Welcome to Abomination Church!

Originally posted on PastorJDO3:
Welcome to Abomination Church!  Here, We are a MESS! In this day, we have churches popping up on every street corner.  We have some of the most creative and attractive names, captivating slogans, missions statements, logos and the like.  It’s marketing at its best.  Communicating righteousness, holiness, godliness, community, evangelism and service under…

What is happening in America to religion and to the language of faith

Writing about relationships, masculinity, philosophy and other analytical vagaries, Jaret Redfearn wonders why Americans are abandoning organised religion. For decades the United States American Government has been removing religious affiliations and cooperations from other public services, like schools. The founding fathers of the American nation were very religious and went to great lengths to protectContinue reading “What is happening in America to religion and to the language of faith”

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