What’s Your Primary Orientation?

Had a long, wonderful conversation with a brilliant young New Testament scholar this morning, Rafael Rodriguez of Johnson University.  (Rafael is "young" because he is younger than me.) He is doing important work reading the Bible historically, but also exploring how the Bible (properly read) should inform life, faith, and practice in the church today. … Continue reading What’s Your Primary Orientation?

Why Your Side Is Losing the Culture War

(Regardless of which side you're on.) There is a religious war raging in America today.  A kulturkampf ("culture war"), if  you will.  The war is between supporters and critics of traditional values.  It was officially declared at some point between the elections of Jimmy Carter in 1976 and Bill Clinton in 1992. The Carter election … Continue reading Why Your Side Is Losing the Culture War