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…

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.

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”

2022 Political hotchpotch

The people in Ukraine and Russia have grown weary of the political poker game being played with their futures.

December a joyful time for many

It’s December, which means the holidays are upon us — but how do educators best address them in the classroom?

Christians close to falling below 50pc in England

As in other industrialised countries, Great Britain is feeling the loss in its churches after the first year of CoViD isolations and lockdown.

Less Americans interested in praying

Research shows that Americans are growing less religious and have lost interest in praying. Roughly one-third of U.S. adults (32%) now say they seldom or never pray, up from 18% who said this in 2007.

About Three-in-Ten U.S. Adults Are Now Religiously Unaffiliated

It might well be that in the developed countries Christians may be in the majority, but everywhere in the capitalist states we see that having an active faith is not anymore of importance. The latest Pew Research Center survey of the religious composition of the United States finds the religiously unaffiliated share of the publicContinue reading “About Three-in-Ten U.S. Adults Are Now Religiously Unaffiliated”

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