Christians Need to Be More Conservative, Not Less

It’s happened again. The other day someone casually referred to me as “liberal” (don’t worry, Peter, I don’t hold it against you). Every time that happens I kind of smile to myself—if it’s said innocently—or else I cringe inwardly—if it’s said pejoratively. It’s not that I particularly mind being called “liberal.” In some circles that’s … Continue reading Christians Need to Be More Conservative, Not Less

Confessions of an Unrepentant “JBC”

This post first appeared on Scot McKnight's Jesus Creed blog. Re-posted here on February 13, 2017, though dated back to the original date of its first appearance. Last week Scot McKnight graciously agreed to host an article I wrote on his blog, “The Polarization of ‘Biblical Christianity.’” I’m grateful to Scot again for hosting this follow-up post. … Continue reading Confessions of an Unrepentant “JBC”

The Polarization of “Biblical Christianity”

This post first appeared on Scot McKnight's Jesus Creed blog. Re-posted here on February 13, 2017, though dated back to the original date of its first appearance. If you didn’t hear about the World Vision kerfuffle last week, you were either still in winter hibernation or nowhere near the US (yes, the kerfuffle was about World Vision in the US, not globally). In the … Continue reading The Polarization of “Biblical Christianity”