Many who oppose evangelical Zionism rejoiced in the recent McCain-Hagee debacle. It can’t get better than this, they think. But evangelical support for Israel is rooted way beyond Hagee, Hal Lindsey, and Tim Lahaye. Back in 1998, Timothy P. Weber wrote a thorough historical and theological analysis of the reasons why evangelicals love Israel in a Christianity Today article entitled “How Evangelicals Became Israel’s Best Friend.” Here are a couple of his points…
Christians will surely ask the age-old question, “Why do these things happen?” “Is God in control of these disasters?” After the earthquake-tsunami disaster in Indonesia and south Asia in 2004, I wrote an article for Reformed Perspective magazine entitled, “Who Sent the Earthquake and the Tsunami?” in wrestling with questions about evil and suffering in the world.
Hanna Rosin, Atlantic Monthly contributor, analyzes “Christian” pop culture together with Daniel Radosh’s book Rapture Ready! Above is an excerpt of her post.
Why ordination? This question might be on the minds of many evangelicals whenever they hear of someone (like myself) being ordained to be a minister or pastor of a church. In this age of anti-intellectualism and anti-authority coupled with a low view of Scripture, creeds, church, and ministers, ordination is looked upon as unusual, unnecessary, and maybe even Roman Catholic.
Since the Expelled movie is generating quite an interest in the Christian world, I started a poll on evolution vs creation in my blog. Click on the “Yes”, “No”, “Maybe”, or “Needs Clarification” button, then click “Vote” in the right sidebar.
Contemporary evangelical music was the highlight of last Wednesday’s “American Idol” show when contestants sang the first line of “Shout to the Lord” as “My shepherd, my savior,” instead of “My Jesus, my Savior.”
And among these five essentials, “Christ alone” is often attacked today, not only by non-Christians, but also by Christians of various colors in two ways: universalism and inclusivism. Throughout church history, but especially in our postmodern society, both universalism and inclusivism are affirmed by churches of various persuasions.
My daughter came home today telling me that in their Bible class, they’ll be reading and discussing Rick Warren’s Purpose Driven Life. I thought that PDL has just about disappeared from the scene, but I was mistaken. Although evangelÂÂicals are
No, this is not a post about Dr. Michael Horton’s theological mind. Instead, I’m delving into the movie “Horton Hears a Who,” an adaptation of Theodor Geisel’s (better known as Dr. Seuss) 1954 book with the same title.
“It has been said that the traditional Latin Mass is the most beautiful thing this side of heaven… The service “draws you in bodily by appealing to the physical senses, but it also provokes and draws in the soul.” says one worshiper. And he “feels closer to God when he smells the burning incense, hears the bells intone, and sees the symphony of symbolic gestures and movements among the congregants.”
The first time I talked to a Christian friend about the doctrine of “limited” atonement, the reaction was immediate shock and indignation: “That’s so wrong!” “That can’t be true!” Out of the notable “five points of Calvinism,” two usually generate heated conversations: “unconditional election” and “limited atonement.” Both doctrines evoke images of a whimsical divine puppetmaster who amuses himself by toying with his created beings.