Religion is sometimes held to be untrue today because there are so many different and often conflicting claims made about it. To even speak of “religion” in such reified and monolithic terms offends contemporary ears. In an address to the 2009 American Academy of Religion conference in Montreal, then president Mark [...]
Over at the blog of the journal Image, there’s an excellent post about what’s wrong with “Christian art,” and, more specifically, “Christian writers,” by Tony Woodlief. Here’s an excerpt:
In short, if Christian novels and movies and blogs and speeches must be stripped of profanity and sensuality and critical questions, all for the [...]
I went to a tiny church school from first to seventh grade. It used the A Beka Book school curriculum, which, although it worked out okay for me, I’ll go on record as saying, was mostly awful. My wife makes fun of me all the time for never [...]
It’s been a while since I’ve read Relevant. I found some time ago that it’s better for my blood pressure if I stay away. But every once in a while something catches my attention and just like that I get sucked back in. And, here we are.
There’s so much wrong with this [...]
Don Miller thinks we need fewer educated people running the church.
If that was the case, we’d be left with people opining all over the place, acting like 2,000 years of church history never happened, making pseudo-intellectual claims about the impact of the printing press on Christianity, and saying things like [...]
Over at Tony Campolo’s “Red Letter Christians” blog, Jimmy Spencer sees the release of Love Wins as signalling an imminent split in Protestant evangelicalism. It’s the old people, who tend to be reformed, along with their young recruits, against the rest of us young folks, as Spencer sees it. And though he [...]
Rob Bell is everywhere. Last night I heard him speak (and adeptly evade answering questions…more on that in a minute) at the New York Society for Ethical Culture (transcript at Patheos). Today, he was on Good Morning America and MSNBC. He is promoting his controversial-before-it-was-even-released-book
David Sessions and I are the newest columnists at the religion website Patheos, a wonderful resource that Newsweek calls “Smarter Religion.” I write every Wednesday on the various manifestations of Christianity in culture, and Sessions writes bi-weekly on American politics and culture.
Allow me to direct your attention to a blog post over at the wonderfully named “Hobo Theology.” Full disclosure: the blogger is my brother-in-law. That influences this response in two ways: the first is that I love him more than I love most other bloggers with whom I disagree. Second, I know that [...]
Scot McKnight, North Park University Religious Studies professor and Jesus Creed blogger, weighed in on the Rob Bell issue yesterday.Who cares, right, we’re over that already (or at least until Bell’s book is actually released). What’s excellent about McKnight’s post is not necessarily his response to the Bell Conundrum, [...]
Brian D. McLaren is an author, speaker, pastor, and networker among innovative Christian leaders, thinkers, and activists. He is a frequent guest on television, radio, and news media programs. He has appeared on many broadcasts including Larry King Live, Religion and Ethics Newsweekly, and Nightline. His work has also been covered in [...]
Drew Dyck, author of Generation Ex-Christian: Why Young Adults Are Leaving the Faith and How to Bring Them Back, has a cover story in the latest issue of Christianity Today on what the magazine’s cover line obnoxiously calls “the new apostates.” It’s divided, presumably like his book, into a [...]
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