Churches and the Church: Soaring Vision | Messy Reality

This new series is devoted to loving the church. A hard sell.  Especially for younger Christians for whom leaving the church, or at least heftily criticizing it, is vogue.  Those departures and critiques not entirely without some justification.  I wrote in my book on cynicism toward the church that as “an untidly conglomeration” of damaged,…

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Interview with Wesley Hill (Part 2)

This is the second part of our interview with Wesley Hill, author of Washed and Waiting: Reflections on Christian Faithfulness and Homosexuality.  (Click here for Part 1).  His book is a theological memoir about his decision as a gay Christian to embrace what is often called “Side B”—the choice of a celibate lifestyle.  Wes just…

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Review and Preview of “Younger Evangelicals & the Culture Wars”

  I’ve not been posting much of late because, in the middle of a series of posts on Millennials, Gen-Xers and controversial social issues, I commenced the process of moving the blog to a new site.  I think it is going to be a good move, and we are excited about what awaits. But while…

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Younger Evangelicals & the Culture Wars: “Not Your Aunt Gertrude’s Church”

NOTE 1: This is the 2nd installment of a new series, “Younger Evangelicals and the Culture Wars.”  See here for the 1st one.  NOTE 2: Some of the material below appears in the chapter “Cultural Irrelevance” in my book on cynicism within and toward the church. “Not Your Aunt Gertrude’s Church“ This is from a…

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