Why We are Called Evangelical

From First Thoughts

Allow me to pick out one common thread among the various posts today on this topic:  Dr. Moore isn’t much interested in whether he’s actually an evangelical or not, pointing out that its meaning is largely contextualized.  Frank Turk grants that some people need the label for . . . . Continue Reading »

Swearing as the New Intellectualism

From First Thoughts

The editors of Patrol Magazine , an online journal for hipster evangelicals, recently offered a broadside against those evangelicals like Brett McCracken and the Southern Baptists who remain cautious about throwing off their prudish heritage and embracing the liberating and enlightened state of . . . . Continue Reading »

Conservatives and Cultural Anxiety

From First Thoughts

Conservative anxieties about embracing and entering culture—by which we mostly mean Hollywood—seem to have subsided in recent years. Emboldened by film successes like The Passion of the Christ, conservatives seem to be waking up to the possibility of a Tinsletown that is more amenable to . . . . Continue Reading »

Trading Culture Wars for Culture

From First Thoughts

Matthew Milliner’s recent article for Public Discourse (which Micah pointed out last week) is a triumph that had me shouting ‘yes’ all the way through. As a young conservative who remains hopeful that conservatism offers something deeper than tax cuts or strong defense, I found . . . . Continue Reading »