Is it the 19th Century All Over Again?

As usual I’m late to the party.  Joe and I have been friends for several years now and in honor of our friendship I changed e-mail addresses and didn’t let him know.  So, we’ve finally caught up and today I join this august body of bloggers, feeling way in over my head, . . . . Continue Reading »

Evangelicals and the Local Church

Several of my fellow bloggers have alluded to the role of the local church / local ministries in defining evangelicals, which got me to thinking about an experience that I had a few years ago.I heard a leader from a Mainline U.S. denomination speaking his thoughts on the denominational hierarchy. . . . . Continue Reading »

More on Proclaiming

we “evangelicals” (or more traditionally, just “???????????”, as they were first called in Antioch — just “Christians”) tend to make it a lot more complicated than it has to be. Continue Reading »

The Proclaimers

For the last 5 or 6 years I’ve mostly been known for causing mayhem in the evangelical blogosphere, so when I received an invitation to spread some of that content here as a representative of the “evangelical” viewpoint, I was sort of stunned. Continue Reading »

Christians and Economic Development

The 1980s may well be looked back upon as a decade of intellectual reformation in the so-called North-South debate. A burst of revisionist thinking has affected recent discussions of Third World economic development and may offer a harbinger of better policies vis-a-vis the world’s poor. There . . . . Continue Reading »