The inherent instability of theological liberalism is critical.
Does the social gospel give us a more “real” Christianity?
The success or failure of the whole liberal agenda hinges on a patient public-relations campaign.
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 day is coming when the cultural intellectual elites of evangelicalism—the institutions and the individuals—will face a tough decision.
Liberalism is a heresy of evangelicalism. Evangelicals often miss this point.
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.
In Zambia, the only free television channel that we have twenty-four hours a day is Trinity Broadcasting Network.
Where are these Emergent guys getting this stuff? Where do their ideas come from?
If I want a Christianity that is authentic, real, textured, and alive, can I possibly have that within the narrow constraints of a structured system of doctrine?
Why should Christian organizations draw boundaries at all?
We need to remember that we are bound by the Word of God to speak the truth in love. Some of us are so wired to “speak the truth” that we fail to do it in love.
For all his off-the-cuff casualness, McLaren is nothing if not deliberate. He has an agenda, and it’s to reset altogether the church’s understanding of the gospel.
I love my sheep, and I love myself. And it’s those two loves, wrongly focused, that tempt me down a gospel-denying path.
Pastor and author Thabiti Anyabwile describes the beliefs and history of Islam, his own experience as a Muslim, the contradictions in the Koran, as well as the way for churches to approach evangelism with Muslims, which he calls an amazing, God-given opportunity the church has today.