Evangelical Leaders, Abuse and Women

Abuse

My heart breaks at recent events with regard to major leaders within the evangelical movement and attitudes toward women. One of the most respected evangelical leaders in the past few decades has been Bill Hybels. […]

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Why I Reject the Culture War

Culture War

From time to time, I surprise some of my American Christian friends about my attitudes toward the culture war. By culture war, I refer to the battle between the left and right, the liberals and […]

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Why is C.S. Lewis Popular Among Evangelicals?

C.S. Lewis

C.S. Lewis is a hero to many evangelicals. But the reason for this is not very obvious. Lewis by no means fits the typical evangelical mould. David Russell Mosley, an ex-evangelical and now catholic, has […]

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Evangelicals and Discussions About Homosexuality

Homosexuality has been a controversial subject for as long as the Church has existed. Changes in the definitions of marriage have only exasperated that situation. The Church does have something to say about homosexuality but […]

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Evangelicals and Lent

Lent

Lent is coming up soon and it gets me thinking about what I will give up for Lent. This is something that I have been doing for about ten years. Having said that, I get […]

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An Attack on Christian Values or Canadian Freedom?

Apologetics and Theology

Trinity Western University (TWU) has had a horrible battle with its attempt to establish its law school. The province initially approved the law school but the TWU law school then faced the disapproval of various […]

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Jim West, Karl Barth and Apologetics

Recently, Jim West posted on his blog something about Barth on ‘Apologetics.’ The fact that West puts apologetics in quotes gives us an idea of what he (not just Barth) thinks about apologetics. In the post […]

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Are Western Evangelicals Responsible For the Anti-Gay Laws in Africa?

Apologetics and Theology

As you may know, some countries such as Uganda have established anti-gay laws, that is they have outlawed homosexuality. Homosexuality is punishable by imprisonment or death. I was shocked to discover (on John Loftus’ Facebook […]

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9 Sinister Things that Evangelicals Do Not Do

Apologetics and Theology

Recently Valerie Tarico wrote an article called 9 Sinister Things the Christian Right Does in the Name of God. There are many things wrong with this article especially the fact that it is a textbook […]

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Open Letter to Progressive Christians

First of all, I want you to know that I understand that progressive Christianity is not a monolithic group with all the same beliefs and attitudes. In this way, you are no different than classical […]

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When It’s Wrong to Be Right: Conversion

One of the things that some people do not like about conservative Christianity is the focus on converting people who are not Christians.  The attractive thing about liberal Christianity is that it can focus on […]

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When It’s Wrong to Be Right: Women

One of the problems with conservative Christianity is that it has denied rights to women and has attempted to keep women in submission to men.  Women are banned from important roles and are not seen […]

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When It’s Wrong to be Right: Abortion

My first introduction to the abortion debate was in a Political Science seminar at Brock University.  At the time I had not taken a position on the issue.  I was shocked by the emotion involved […]

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When It is Wrong to Be Right: Homosexuality

Along with abortion, homosexuality is the big issue when it comes to the popular anger toward conservative Christians.  Evangelicals are put into the same category as other religious people throughout history who have withheld rights […]

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