It is my expert opinion as a Christian who has lived through three mostly disastrous decades of Christian engagement with politics that we do not best convert people through political issues when we seek to pronounce the Christian position on it, when we use politics as medium for the gospel. Second, it is my opinion as an emerging scholar in rhetoric that my field speaks to all people and also has deep ties to Christianity. And as a “public scholar” I note those two facts while urging a collective, democratic approach to issues at hand.
Book Review: The Gospel in the Marketplace of Ideas
The Gospel in the Marketplace of Ideas: Paul’s Mars Hill Experience for Our Pluralistic World By Paul Copan and Kenneth D. Litwak My rating: 4 of 5 stars Relevance and faithfulness. Any teacher of any religious tradition is faced with this tension as they move from one cultural context to the next. One has to […]
The Legacy of Kuyper
The sixth and concluding post in a series drawing from and interacting with Richard Mouw’s Abraham Kuyper: A Short and Personal Introduction (Eerdmans, 2011). Stay tuned for additional series by Dan Jesse applying Kuyper’s insights to our context in higher education. We must continue to move forward in the tradition put forth by Luther. The Reformation has a […]
Can Intellectuals Also Be Activists? (John Stott Remembered)
Last week, John Stott went to be with the Lord. As an author, theologian, and working pastor, few people have had as large an influence on evangelical Christianity around the world over the past 100 years.
Don’t miss “God in America”
First impressions of PBS’ God in America, with some filling out by dialog with the series executive producer Mike Sullivan in today’s open chat on Patheos. Maybe I should have divided the material into more than one post, but some friends have been dropping emails to post it all ASAP 😉 So here you are […]