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What Kind of Christian is John Fea?

John Fea responds to my post that wondered about his ongoing criticism of David Barton, Donald Trump, and the evangelicals who support the POTUS. As convenient as social media is (are?) for carrying on discussions, this one may be bordering on excess. 1,635 more words

Novus Ordo Seclorum

Does Cultural Christianity Advance the Gospel?

Missionaries tell us no. Convincing indigenous peoples that they don’t need to become western or American in order to trust Christ has been a chief insight of modern missions at least since 1900. 883 more words

Adventures In Church History

Inside the Bible Beltway

Did you hear about the Capitol Hill bible study that includes members of President Trump’s Cabinet, led by Ralph Drollinger?

Not exactly at the top of everyone’s newsfeed, I’m sure, but it caught my pastor’s eye (and that of a couple FB friends who forwarded links to me). 893 more words

Progressive Christianity

Shooting Fish in a Barrel

John Fea is back (it’s been a while) with an explanation of why he energetically criticizes the David Bartons and Robert Jeffresses of the evangelical world: 1,050 more words

Novus Ordo Seclorum

Sacred Space, Chosen-ness, and Perspectives on the American Past

In his classic book, The Sacred and the Profane: The Nature of Religion (1959), Mircea Eliade suggested that humanity has always sought to designate physical locations as either sacred—to be held reverent and exceptional, to be approached with respect and awe—or secular depending on the type of experiences that have taken and are intended to take place there. 1,258 more words