It’s not just, or even mainly, my wrongly ordered love of the sheep that pulls me toward liberalism. Even more powerful is my love of self.
I remain convinced that there is still a place for being “evangelical.” Why? Quite simply, because we still have the evangel.
Maybe you don’t know, but there is a heavenly dilemma over you.
“Is there a race problem in the American Church?”
The essential logic of the therapeutic gospel is this: your personal problems arise from being acted upon.
What we should be doing, however, is looking at the culture—whether high or low—and asking the question, “At what points is this antithetical to the Word of God?”
Certainly no church is perfect. But, praise God, many imperfect churches are healthy.
Does Scripture call the local church to the work of cultural transformation?
Unless Genesis 1:1 is true, then we will have problems convincing anyone that there is a problem with sin and a need for redemption.
God’s desire is to reach the nations for his glory through church planting.
It has been argued that in America the most segregated hour of the week is 11:00 a.m. on Sunday morning.
In order for the gospel to have a functional centrality it must be connected to areas where people live their lives.
The church is lodged in that precarious place of ambiguity and tension between these two ages, and it must live there until Jesus returns, relying only on the Word and Spirit.
Where are these Emergent guys getting this stuff? Where do their ideas come from?