I’ve always been fascinated by the story of the Wise Men (Matt 2). Even in my fundamentalist/evangelical days, I found their story intriguing. Their time in the Gospel accounts is limited, but profound. As we come to this season of Advent, of that first coming, what might we learn from the story of the Wise […]
Michael Martin (See here) in his most recent blog post (See here), writes: “…And by ‘poetic’ I do not mean less real than what we’re accustomed to. On the contrary, I mean more real than what we’re accustomed to.” Modernity tells a story about what is “real.” And that story goes something like this: Before […]
Given that arguments were just heard by the Supreme Court, arguments of cakes, rights, and weddings (See here) and what it is we think we are endorsing (or not endorsing) by our participation, I thought it might be good to revisit this post (See here).
The above is one of the wonderful chapter headings in George Marsden’s classic book, “Understanding Fundamentalism and Evangelicalism” (Noted before, but see here). It is important to remember that secular fundamentalism and religious fundamentalism are always two sides of the same coin. They may arrive at completely different conclusions, but they begin with some of […]
In 1993, Os Guinness wrote a wonderful little book (See here) entitled, “Dining with the Devil.” The sub-title, was: “The Megachurch Movement Flirts with Modernity.” Guinness pointed out how the megachurch movement was borrowing tools, insights, and strategies from the modern management/business and marketing world to “reach” people. It was a sort of Babylonian captivity. […]
In a previous post (here), I asserted that FG people are more modern than they realize. One reader responded: “…As a Catholic working in an evangelical institution, I can see this very clearly, but I’d love to know more about what underpins it, aside from what looks like a need for certainty, being told what […]
Unfundamentalist has published a submitted essay. Please find it here.