Reading Time: 10 minutes The SBC tracks baptisms-by-age-group — and they’re alarmed about just how far teenage baptisms have plummeted. That trend doesn’t seem to be anywhere near reversing, either. Today, let me show you a decline that gives me a lot of hope for the future.
Reading Time: 10 minutes Christian evangelists and dishonesty: it’s one of the strongest pairings ever. They’ll say anything to score a Jesus sale! But we can tell a lot about their success by checking out what they don’t say in their own glowing self-reports. There’s a narrative taking form in Fundagelical-Land about evangelism amid the pandemic, and it is as false as anything […]
Reading Time: 12 minutes The more seriously Christians take their ideology, the more dangerous a malignant leader becomes to them. One prime example of these rules could well be what just happened in Acts 29, a huge Christian church-planting business. Their leader, Steve Timmis, just lost his job there. And he lost it by being, apparently, a grade-A jerkweed. Today, let’s check out Acts 29 and see what red flags Steve Timmis might have been waving there long before his situation came to a crisis point.
Reading Time: 16 minutes Hi and welcome back! Today, we’ll be reviewing an apologetics lecture by J.P. Moreland. The reason this topic piqued my interest involves our past discussion of fundagelical mommy blogger Natasha Crain. She parlayed sudden popularity with her blog into an apologetics career. And she seems to have acquired some credentials with the help of an […]
Reading Time: 12 minutes Yes, nobody loves evangelicals quite like they themselves do. And I do mean that assertion quite literally. Today, let me show you the hilarious results of a worldview stripped years ago of the need for feedback.
Reading Time: 8 minutes Thom Rainer just retired from LifeWay. Immediately afterward, he plunged full-time into his new old hustle. That hustle will benefit exactly one person: himself. I’ll show you what he’s up to and why it won’t help Christianity at all–and why he probably won’t care either way.
Reading Time: 8 minutes The Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) just had its big Annual Meeting this year. There, they featured three main messages. First, they registered dim awareness of the huge sex-abuse scandal engulfing their denomination. Second, they outlined their response to that scandal. And third, they drilled down harder than ever on their culture wars–and sent a firm […]
Reading Time: 11 minutes Because I am extremely helpful, I thought I’d offer my evaluation of it here, in case any Christians make the dire mistake of thinking this list reflects reality. After all, surely logical Christians, of all people, want to be corrected if they’re wrong, right? …Right?
Reading Time: 11 minutes A couple of months ago, I came into two books by a minister that tickled me pink. I wanted to show you one of them today! In a lot of ways, this book reveals so much about Christianity. Come with me for a romp through Soul-Winning Made Easy!
Reading Time: 11 minutes Let me show you why Ed Stetzer feels very sad lately–and what his big sadness means for his end of Christianity.