The Gospel is not only an internal reality that helps us to get our hearts in the “right place” with respect to adoption. It is an external reality that should help us discern who we adopt and how we go about it.
Today’s politically liberal evangelicals may not be as different as some imagine.
Buildings (or other forms of technology) don’t determine our behavior, of course. But because they do make certain forms of life more plausible, our architectural judgment needs to be theologically informed, just like our artistic judgment and our technological judgment.
The shape of holiness has many imitators, and in a technologically sophisticated affluent culture such as ours, bodily perfection is among the most seductive.
Would it be better to no longer defend traditional marriage in the public square? Not opposing same sex marriage may not solve Christianity’s image problem.
It’s not enough (anymore) to be liberal on economic or racial issues and conservative on the sexual ones, as sexual politics have taken precedence over any others in the religious left.
There are blind spots built into the discussion about who the next Christians are and what shape Christianity should take—blind spots which can only be really seen properly when the movement is put into dialogue with both history and other communities.
A recent paper highlights the differences between evangelical and Catholic defense of traditional marriage.
If nothing is sacred, nothing can be profaned. The reverberations from a scandal surrounding colleges and sex might provide a little hope that the total disenchantment of sex is not yet complete.
Why we can’t understand the gospel—or ourselves—without the Trinity. A review of ‘The Deep Things of God.’
We should treat death with the sort of contemplative, cheerful deliberation that might mark someone at the beginning of a long voyage, for the journey into the far country is the beginning, not the end.
The gods of America, and the difference they make. A review of ‘America’s Four Gods.’
How hipster evangelicals have fallen into the same consumerist traps as their parents.
In the order of questions, how the world came into being, or whether the world is good, or what responsibilities we have toward the world are all derivative upon the questions of what the world is and how it is to be understood in reference to the Creator.
The complex relationship of procreation, gender differences, and reproductive impulses that is heterosexual marriage exists “pre-politically.”