Outrage: We Got This

That exploding sound you hear in the background is perfectly normal around here whenever the Supreme Court issues a ruling that evangelicals don’t like. If there is one thing evangelicals and other political conservatives do really well, it’s outrage.  And we have seen a lot of it in the last 24 hours or thereabouts, as…

What Is the Center of the Christian Faith?

We’ve spent a lot of time lately talking about things that are not the center of the Christian faith, and about people and movements that make these things the center of the Christian faith.  So today I thought it best to take a step back and talk about what is at the center of the…

Rethinking a Key Passage about Women in Worship

The passage is 1 Corinthians 11:2-16, which I quote below: I praise you for remembering me in everything and for holding to the teachings, just as I passed them on to you. Now I want you to realize that the head of every man is Christ, and the head of the woman is man, and…

Two Glimpses of Sex and the Evangelical Purity Culture

Today we are going to talk about sex. The first item I wish to direct your attention to comes to us by way of the New York Times.  It is a video animation of a recent “Modern Love” column by Arla Knudsen in which she recounts her personal journey out of evangelical youth-group purity culture. …

What Is Happening at The Village Church And My Thoughts About It

In case you missed it, The Village Church and pastor Matt Chandler have come under heavy criticism for their handling of a situation in which a missionary couple supported by the church divorced because of the husband’s addiction to child pornography.  In short, the husband experienced some consequences but basically got a pass while the…