Patheos is hosting a multi-part symposium called the Future of Faith in America. They have just published their section on Evangelicalism, and you can see those essays here. The essays are very good and quite diverse, with authors ranging from Thomas S. Kidd, Carl Trueman, Nancy Pearcey, Russell Moore, Timothy George, and others. Some TCI […]
The Pew Research Center just released a new study on religious decline in America. The big findings which grabbed the headline were that the overall percentage of religious persons in America is on the decline and that those Americans who consider themselves “unaffiliated” had enormous and fast growth. These two observations are not really news, […]
Justin Long shares some interesting statistics on church growth around the world: In nearly every country, evangelical growth exceeds church growth as a whole (and often that of the population as well). Even where the church is declining, evangelicalism is growing. Thus, Christianity worldwide is becoming more evangelical.
We have been talking recently about the concepts of being “high church” and “catholic” as regards to ecclesiology, liturgy, aesthetics, and one’s view of tradition. This is a conversation at the center of TCI’s identity, as we count ourselves as members of the ongoing “Reformed Catholicity” and “Evangelical Catholicity” conversation while we at the same […]
Carl Trueman has been an insightful even if biting critic of the current cult of celebrity and managerial rule among Evangelical Christians. This threat has made its way into the “Young, Restless, and Reformed” subcultures and even the more traditional Reformed ecclesiastical world. Having apparently not been warmly received in the past, Dr. Trueman here […]
Writing at the Acton blog, Dr. Anthony Bradley explains how the “missional” and “radical” emphases are becoming a new legalism within Evangelical Christianity. The only thing that I would add to his observations is that these are not “slowly becoming” legalism, as he originally wrote, but have been decidedly legalistic from the beginning. There are […]
Reformed evangelical pastor Mark Driscoll recently sent shockwaves through the evangelical world with the publication of his book Real Marriage. Of course, sending shockwaves is what Driscoll does best, and most often, the scandals have something to do with unapologetic exaltation of masculinity and politically incorrect pronouncements on gender roles—he’s too much of a fundamentalist, […]