Blog Posts - Evangelicalism



Look Both Ways

Like many kids of the sixties I grew up watching Batman. I mean Batman—the campy, goofy, live-action version of the caped crusader that was must-see TV for young boys and other hero wannabes. This was all hung upside-down, as it … Continue re...

Taking God to Bed

There are varieties of evangelical experience. It is so convenient to put people into neatly labeled boxes that we tend to forget religious experience can be very different, even to conservatives. This point is made very clearly in Amy DeRogatis̵...

Not Your Father’s Demon

Regan MacNeil is a name that can still send shudders up and down stout spines. Despite advances in CGI and special effects, The Exorcist is consistently rated among the scariest movies of all time. Demon possession, clearly, is a very … Continu...

Ever on a Monday

No matter how early you go to bed on Sunday night, Monday morning comes too early.  The only thing that makes my long, penitential commute survivable is the book that will take me away for an hour or more on … Continue reading →...

Why Tony Campolo’s LGBTQ Reversal is Evangelicalism’s Tipping Point

That crashing sound you heard Monday morning was waves of change breaching the levees of the evangelical Christian world when one of its most venerable icons, the Rev. Tony Campolo, came out in favor of full inclusion of LGBTQ people in the life of...
by The Dude Abides on Jun 10, 2015

Hot Pants

Over a decade ago now, the populace was buzzing about Stella Liebeck’s suit against McDonald’s. You may remember the case. Liebeck was handed very hot coffee through a drive-up window in one of those flimsy cups, and suffered second-degree burns...

Wag the Tail

Among the most respected of intellectual endeavors is political science. Analysts who read and reason beyond national borders, finding implications in countries many of us have never heard of, they can be an intimidating lot. Experts in economy and p...

Richard J. Mouw, Called to the Life of the Mind

Mouw, Richard J. Called to the Life of the Mind: Some Advice for Evangelical Scholars. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans, 2014. 80 pages, pb. $10.  Link to Eerdmans This little book is a series of personal reflections from Mouw’s long career first as...
by Reading Acts on Dec 20, 2014

Lions Among Men

Facial follicle emasculation, i.e. shaving, has some interesting religious implications. A recent Associated Press story highlighted this when students at Brigham Young University began a protest against the ban on beards at the school. Shaving has a...

Lions Among Men

Facial follicle emasculation, i.e. shaving, has some interesting religious implications. A recent Associated Press story highlighted this when students at Brigham Young University began a protest against the ban on beards at the school. Shaving has a...

ET vs UAC

When I first heard of “unaccompanied alien children,” I hope I might be forgiven for thinking about ET. Or EBEs as they’re sometimes called, “Extraterrestrial Biological Entities.” Instead UACs are serious enough to be assigned their own ac...

Links I like

I am Ryland This is so, so good: I have been shying away from highly controversial topics on this blog recently because I just couldn’t take the drama that naturally associates with it. But I keep hearing the story of Ryland, a child who was born...
by Blogging Theologically on Jul 10, 2014

It’s My Body

Those who believe mythology is dead have to look no further than the Supreme Court. Amid pictures of women protesting religious freedom to be told what to do with their bodies, the Court decided that employers may withhold rights to … Continue...

The Bible Made Impossible (interactive book review)

I saw this book in a brick-and-mortar store and had never heard of it. It lacked a good description on …Continue reading →...
by Enough Light on Apr 30, 2014

Stranger than fiction: So-called ‘liberal’ Christians

Our Daily Train | By Jeremy StyronAs if parts of the Bible weren’t fiction enough, artist David Hayward at Patheos has created a cartoon in which Jesus takes a “selfie,” and this is supposed to be an analogy for Christ’s rela...
by Our Daily Train on Sep 30, 2013

Evangelicals are getting high

Greetings! I fell out of the blog world last week. I never really finished my “It’s about Jesus” series. It will actually be an open ended series. Whenever I have a post specifically about Christ, I’ll make it another part ...
by Enough Light on Jul 29, 2013

Quote Monday – cautions about intimacy with God

I used to share a quote every Monday, but stopped the routine. I may try to make it an every Monday thing again. We’ll see. Generally, I don’t go searching for a quote but share something I stumble upon while … Continue reading U...
by Enough Light on May 6, 2013

Let’s listen and learn…

Katherine Pershey, an ordained pastor in a mainline church, read my post yesterday and left a comment along with a link. The link is to a “letter” she wrote to evangelicals. Read it here: An Open Letter to my Evangelical … Continue...
by Enough Light on Feb 26, 2013

Fish out of Water – the Mainline and me.

While I am always cautious about aligning myself with Rachel Held Evans, some of her personal struggles and blog posts deeply resonate with me. Here is one entitled “The Mainline and Me.”   Some disenfranchised evangelicals are finding a...
by Enough Light on Feb 25, 2013

Why You Should Come to the Inaugural Missio Alliance National Gathering – Part 2

Today I want to give you a second reason on why you should come to the inaugural national gathering of the Missio Alliance.  You can find my first reason here.  My reasons are not in any particular order. 2.  We … Continue reading →The...
by Dream Awakener on Jan 29, 2013


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