Chris Castaldo’s Holy Ground

For the sake of balance, there are good reasons why Catholics become evangelicals. Books & Culture’s “book notes” features a post by Mark Noll about a book written by Chris Castaldo who is on the staff of College Church in Wheaton. He writes,Yet as a former Catholic who . . . . Continue Reading »

That’s Not Fundamentalism

What is Christian fundamentalism? It is a set of protestant tenets published, in the early 20th century, as a response to the theological liberalism and higher criticism of the 19th century. It is a doctrinal statement and nothing more. These positions include concerns about the virgin birth, . . . . Continue Reading »

Emerging from Emergent Church Evangelicalism

I came across a very perceptive and fascinating comment from a young man who has come out of the house church/Emergent church movement into Lutheranism. No, this is not a shamless plug for Lutheranism, but rather, for the purpose of this blog site, it is a fascinating look into what a growing number . . . . Continue Reading »

“Whither Wheaton?” A Critique

What should we make of the media attention that surrounds viral videos, such as the wedding ceremony in St. Paul, Minnesota, where hip-hop music releases the Dionysiac energy of a bride and groom who groove down the church aisle? Trivia – in a word. What should we make of the buzz that . . . . Continue Reading »

Beauty, Spirit, and Evangelism

I’m not a poet. Actually, a more candid statement more accurately state that I’m just about as far removed from being a poet and possessing poetic sensibilities as one might get. When I read prose fiction, I don’t see words ... images and a sense of what transpires moves through my . . . . Continue Reading »