Around 12,000 people participate of the inauguration ceremony of the Christian Fraternity of Guatemala evangelic church in San Cristobal, municipality of Mixco, south of Guatemala City, 27 May 2007. The building is called Mega Frater and introduces a new model of Latin American churches.   AFP PHOTO / Orlando SIERRA (Photo credit should read ORLANDO SIERRA/AFP/Getty Images) (Newscom TagID: afplivetwo097767.jpg) [Photo via Newscom]

For the Beauty

It’s no secret that there has been a surge toward liturgical traditions among Evangelicals. Some have opted into the Episcopal church, those who want to maintain the conservative theology go Anglican. And even folks who aren’t interested in jumping denominations are often incorporating liturgy more thoughtfully, or engaging in a range of spiritual practices that […]

What’s The Bible, Again?

I made the comment in passing on Rachel Held Evans’ blog yesterday, but it bears repeating here (and even if it didn’t, it’s my blog, right?!): When we debate issues such as women in the church, the underlying debate is “What is the Bible?” At the beginning of the year, I posted some thoughts on […]

Hope, Resurrection, Posture

On Sunday, I posted some thoughts about hope–Christian hope as resurrection hope, followed yesterday by some reflections on the significance of Jesus’ full humanity. Taking hold of the far-reaching implications of Jesus’ restoration project is something I continually harp on because it can play an important role in transforming the posture with which we hold […]

Mouw on Fuller

Rich Mouw gave a great welcome address to Fuller’s incoming students. It outlines well where Fuller came from, what “evangelical” might mean as a label for non-fundamentalist, even non-conservative Christians. New Students Convocation: President’s Message from Fuller Theological Seminary on Vimeo. Please share the love:

Rising Tide of Secularism?

One of the common components to the story of American religious history as told among Evangelicals is that Christian influence is waning and that modern culture is more hostile to Christianity than ever before. Are we so sure? Historical demographers and sociologists have shown that in 1776 only 17 percent of the national population belonged […]