More on Tribalism and Cranky Calvinists

John Newton said, “Of all people who engage in controversy, we, who are called Calvinists, are most expressly bound by our own principles to the exercise of gentleness and moderation.” Hmmmm.  That’s interesting.  Calvinists. Gentleness.  Moderation.  If I didn’t know any better I would think this was a joke.   Gentle Calvinists?  Moderate Calvinists?  Surely… Read More More on Tribalism and Cranky Calvinists

“Culture Wars”, Tribalism and the destruction of American Evangelicalism

There is a common belief that the left is destroying American Christianity.  I believe there is such a thing as the “liberal agenda”.  I have experienced it firsthand actually.  At the same time I think evangelicalism’s zealous crusade against the big bad left is doing more harm than good.  I also believe that there is a time to call… Read More “Culture Wars”, Tribalism and the destruction of American Evangelicalism

No Room for Homophobia in the Church

I wrote most of this a while ago, but after having an opportunity to have a meaningful conversation about homosexuality this week, I decided to finish it.  I believe same-sex relations are sinful. Period.  I have heard various revisionist theologies and have found them to be unconvincing.   But, I am afraid many in the American church have taken… Read More No Room for Homophobia in the Church