What is “expressive individualism”? Why does something so abstract matter for everyday pastors and normal local churches?
Like our sinful natures, expressive individualism is something that will inform our intuitions and our understanding until the day we die. So what do we do about it?
So how do we tell the difference between fighting the good fight and just argumentative?
The new self we are to put on is Jesus Christ, who represents God’s new humanity. It is not that we thereby lose our individuality. But who we are is brought to completion in him.
Our context makes the Christian life of singleness all the more challenging, and the healthy pastoring of single people all the more urgent.
Pastor, you’re not a therapist. You hold a longer-term position in the lives of your people.
What can unearth and uproot and undermine the unbiblical assumptions that animate identity politics and threaten to tear apart what God has joined together? I would submit a simple, perhaps surprisingly obvious answer.
The world is awash in self-identity and the need to express it far and wide. So what do parents do?
We all need to cultivate that certain unmessianic sense of non-destiny which will make us better citizens of the kingdom.
How should Christians in general and pastors in particular think about discipling amid the proliferation of social media?
If you want to help your church know what to make of the LGBTQ movement, as well as their own personal temptations, you’ll want to understand the soil out of which it grows.
Have our youth ministries been complicit in expressive individualism’s cancerous spread within the body of Christ?
I write not as a mere observer or sympathized, but as a father and a pastor who prays for his own wayward children. How desperately I long for them to embrace the faith they were taught.
So in 2021, in a largely unchurched and post-Christian European country, why make confessions a regular rhythm in church life?
Jonathan Leeman reflects on the recent and popular project of “deconstructing” evangelicalism.