Nouthetic Counseling, Fundamentalism, and Moldy Bread

Jay Adams is a rather polarizing figure. A lot of people love him, and some, like me, not that much. He is the pioneer in the nouthetic counseling movement and has contributed a lot to the rise in biblical counseling. According to the Baker Encyclopedia of Psychology and Counseling, “the aim of Nouthetic Counseling is… Read More Nouthetic Counseling, Fundamentalism, and Moldy Bread

Conversations with a street preacher and an LGBT activist 

My summer in Chicago with Cru has provided me many opportunities to have really cool conversations with people. At Ghirardelli where I work I have been able to talk with people from Albania, Macedonia, Turkey, Russia, and a half Eritrean, half Somalian girl born in Russia. I have a couple new Brazilian friends and have… Read More Conversations with a street preacher and an LGBT activist 

The Scandal of Young Earth Creationism

Over twenty years ago historian Mark Noll, perhaps the greatest living Christian historian wrote The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind. In it he diagnosed the issue of the lack of Christian scholarship during the twentieth century and the influence of the anti-intellectual fundamentalist movement on evangelicalism. While I think there has been an improvement in… Read More The Scandal of Young Earth Creationism

The Uneasy Conscience of American Evangelicalism

“If the Democrats are the anti-God party, then the Republicans are the anti-human party” – Barnabas Piper This past week I read Carl F. H. Henry’s Uneasy Conscience of Modern Fundamentalism. This book, written in 1947, addresses Henry’s concern that fundamentalist Christians were ill-equipped to address modern cultural and social concerns. During this period, those… Read More The Uneasy Conscience of American Evangelicalism