Mafia-Style Exegesis

Having now visited many churches, listened to thousands of sermons, and preached a few myself, I have noticed the wide variety of exegesis. I've complained elsewhere about paregesis (preaching alongside the text, but never actually preaching the text). Here, I want to complain, if you'll so indulge me, about Mafia-Style exegesis. This gangster way of... Continue Reading →

Podcast Teaser: A Grimm Way of Law

So, I'm working on a podcast that will be fascinating. I'm not going to give the subject away yet, but part of my research involves Jacob Grimm--the guy who coauthored Grimm's Fairy Tales. While most of his work revolved around ancient German folktales, he also wrote on legal subjects as well. He used his folktale... Continue Reading →

Red Herrings and the Racial Divide

Another problem in the ethnic relations debate is the systematic use of red herrings. The white church uses this so much that we are about to cause this fish to go extinct. Here's what I mean. When we white evangelicals come to the table, we bring along our political views and place them alongside our... Continue Reading →

On Racial Dialogue in Evangelicalism

I've noticed something in my study of ethnic relations in the church. It is that often the white majority simply ignore the minorities. We see the social justice movement and we read the books. And we point out again and again the hermeneutical issues of the social justice movement. It is not wrong to critique... Continue Reading →

The Evangelical Church in the Future

There is no doubt that Neo-Evangelicalism and Fundamentalism are in for a good deal of change. What were two distinct camps within Evangelicalism are now beginning to mingle. It seems that in the church, new battlefronts are taking shape and forcing these two separate parties to unite or die. In the past, on the one... Continue Reading →

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