Tag: Christianity

Christian Context: Short Sheeted

Richard Hughes in a recent article, The Christian Right in Context, Part 1: The Long View (Huffington Post, 11/8/2010) puts conservative Christianity in the context of liberalism. His essay oozes with the liberal righteousness of supposed objectivity, but is blindly…

Baptismal Parallels

Compare and contrast believer’s baptism and infant baptism. Note that they have much in common. INFANT BAPTISM TRACK Symbolizes God’s initiating action in salvation. BELIEVER’S BAPTISM TRACK Symbolizes believer’s response to God’s salvation. 1. Infant baptism ceremony (a symbol of…

Church Failure

Robert D. Putnam and David E. Campbell wrote an article, Walking away from church, for the LA Times (10/17/2010) summarizing their recent book, American Grace. It seems that churches might want to hear what their research has uncovered. “As recently…

God In America

“God in America” will be broadcast on PBS for three nights starting Oct. 11, 2010. Stephen Prothero, a religion professor at Boston University, makes a similar point on-screen as he discusses the rising revolutionary sentiment in colonial America. “I think…

Rock Mountain Creed

Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount by Phillip A. Ross First Edition, 325 pages. From the Introduction What difference does Jesus make? Did His teaching and ministry change everything? Or did Jesus’ teaching simply uphold the Old Testament law without changing…

Koran: Don’t Burn It, Read It!

Serious public religious discussion is all but impossible these days. It seems that to hold any serious religious belief is to offend those who don’t hold that particular belief. And the more seriously you take your faith, the more offensive…

Medical Aid Workers in Afghanistan

In the recent headlines are the 10 Medical Aid Workers in Afghanistan who were killed by Taliban insurgents. According to the director of IAM, Dirk Frans, the Taliban murdered ten people execution-style for their Christianity. Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahed claimed…

C.I. Scofield

The name of C.I. Scofield is not usually associated with liberalism, yet Scofield’s roots lie at the heart of the post 1865 Congregationalism where Charles Finney made his home. Finney’s Congregationalism promoted a doctrine of polar opposites, as previously indicated…