The Mindset of the New Evangelical Liberalism
I love my sheep. And I love myself. And it’s those two loves, wrongly focused, that tempt me down a gospel-denying path.
The day is coming when the cultural intellectual elites of evangelicalism—the institutions and the individuals—will face a tough decision.
Do we believe that hell is a part of the perfection of God’s justice? If not, we have far greater theological problems than those localized to hell.
The success or failure of the whole liberal agenda hinges on a patient public-relations campaign.
Case Studies in the New Evangelical Liberalism
So, why is InterVarstity confused? I worry that it’s because they are muddled about the gospel.
At the end of the day the Great Tradition, at least defined as the words of those creeds, simply isn’t going to be enough to ground Christian unity.
The inherent instability of theological liberalism is critical.
Does the social gospel give us a more “real” Christianity?
Historical Perspective on the New Evangelical Liberalism
Liberalism is a heresy of evangelicalism. Evangelicals often miss this point.
I remain convinced that there is still a place for being “evangelical.” Why? Quite simply, because we still have the evangel.
This tension between emotions (subjective) and doctrine (objective) is nothing new.
We’ve heard these definitions of the church’s mission before. But have we seen where they’re from, where they lead, and what theology drives them?
Miscellaneous Book Reviews
Book Review: The Rabbit and the Elephant: Why Small Is the New Big for Today’s Church, by Tony Dale and George BarnaReview by Aaron Menikoff | 9Marks Journal: A New Evangelical Liberalism | 03.01.2010
Though The Rabbit and the Elephant is about the church, there is little explanation of what the church is beyond a series of interconnected relationships.
Maybe small churches do have a lot to offer. This is the heart of Benton’s message, and I think it is worth listening to.
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