What’s a Lutheran? Let a traditional Lutheran explain it

If you’re an Evangelical, have you ever wondered how a traditional-orthodox Lutheran might feel about him or herself?  Or how a traditional Lutheran pastor might feel about Evangelicals? I just came across an interview posted at The Gospel Coalition blog titled “Those Dern Lutherans“.  Blogger and Reformed pastor, Rev. Kevin DeYoung (RCA), interviewed Rev. Paul T.… Read More What’s a Lutheran? Let a traditional Lutheran explain it

Evangelical disconnect between Jesus and Paul

In Scot McKnight’s article in the December issue of Christianity Today [ HatTip: TC ] I think he is really onto something big here.  He is bringing up an issue that is just on the cusp of really becoming a major issue within evangelical Christianity, especially amongst younger evangelicals.  People are finding that they can resonate more… Read More Evangelical disconnect between Jesus and Paul

What if Prof. Bart Ehrman hadn’t gone to Princeton?

I was just reading a very interesting blog post on Parchment and Pen (HT: TC & Joel) posted by Daniel Wallace (a dispensationalist at Dallas Theological Seminary) where there’s an excellent exchange of ideas and views.  Wallace’s beef is with liberal theologians who regard themselves as open-minded but their behavior is less than open-minded when… Read More What if Prof. Bart Ehrman hadn’t gone to Princeton?

Evangelicals and Catholics Together: Mary and the evangelical mind

In the November 2009 edition of First Things, a Roman Catholic journal on religion, culture, and public life, the Statement of Evangelicals and Catholics Together (ECT) article: “Do Whatever He Tells You: The Blessed Virgin Mary in Christian Faith and Life” addressed the issue of Mary, which is an important to our Roman Catholic brothers… Read More Evangelicals and Catholics Together: Mary and the evangelical mind

All Saints Day: any saints today deserving of recognition?

In the earliest days, St. John the Baptist and the early martyrs were honoured by a special day. The earliest day was traced back to Sunday after Pentecost. During the persecution under Diocletian’s rule there were a great number of Christians martyred so this common day was appointed by theRoman Catholic Church (RCC). Gradually, more… Read More All Saints Day: any saints today deserving of recognition?

New book: “A Lover’s Quarrel with the Evangelical Church”

I’ve been blogging about the evangelical church recently. Here’s a related post. Tim Challies recently commented on the new book (see his post here): A Lover’s Quarrel with the Evangelical Church.  It might be a good book we should pay more attention to because it offers constructive criticism and advice for those who have been… Read More New book: “A Lover’s Quarrel with the Evangelical Church”

The evangelical church in the UK is on the rise

In mainline Lutheran, Anglican, Methodist, Presbyterian churches, we are seeing a constant and continual drop in church attendance.  Something has got to change! But when we look at evangelical churches, attendance tend either remain stable or are flourishing.  What is the difference?  What are evangelical churches doing that is different? In relation to my previous… Read More The evangelical church in the UK is on the rise

Will evangelicalism decline or continue to expand?

Phil Johnson at the Pyromaniacs blog has a recent post called Whither Evangelicals. He says that: “The average evangelical today couldn’t even tell you what the original doctrinal distinctives of classic evangelicalism were.  In fact, post-modern evangelicals don’t really have any clear doctrinal identity.” I would agree with this.  But this is so because it… Read More Will evangelicalism decline or continue to expand?