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What Biblical Womanhood Is Not

Most days I just don’t want to go there. While I disagree with my friends on the egalitarian side of the gender role debate, I think they know I respect them and their studious work on the subject. But I believe we have reached a point in the debate, at least at a popular level, where we find . . . . Continue Reading »

A Giant Passes

John Stott has passed away. The English evangelical leader who inspired so many American believers. When I was a student leader in InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, it was a source of pride that our organization was linked to this man. He’s probably most famous for Basic Christianity and The . . . . Continue Reading »

Is “Christian” the New “Gay”?

Gayle recently spoke with D. Michael Lindsay, sociologist, newly appointed president of Gordon College, and author of multiple books, including Faith in the Halls of Power: How Evangelicals Joined the American Elite.  Lindsay spearheaded a study of former White House Fellows (an elite . . . . Continue Reading »

On Rejecting “Evangelical Feminism”

Our culture seems to be in a tug of war over who represents the truest form of feminism. The political landscape has no doubt opened up this can of worms with Bachman and Palin discussed as examples of “evangelical feminism.” Both of these women have proven that women are capable and . . . . Continue Reading »

Longing for Lent and Liturgy

The risk is mindless ritualism, but I can’t help but wonder if the benefits are so much  more that the risk worth taking. T’is the season for many blog posts on Lent, but my experience last weekend demands I say something on the topic.Invited to St. George’s Anglican Church in . . . . Continue Reading »

Evangelicalism: What’s In a Name?

In an interesting new e-book by Carl Trueman called The Real Scandal of the Evangelical Mind, Trueman revisits the question originally posed by Mark Noll, but with an emphasis not on the mind of the evangelical, but with the term evangelical itself. Trueman writes,For there to be a scandal of the . . . . Continue Reading »

Corporate Piety over Personal Piety

A couple of days ago I did a post called “Why Love the Church” wherein I analogized from some words of G. K. Chesterton to the effect that we ought to love the church simply because she is the church, the bride of Christ and mother of the faithful.   In that quote Chesterton . . . . Continue Reading »

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