Archive for March, 2009

In and Just Like

Elgin Hushbeck -

Listen to the MP3 It is very common to hear Christians talk of impacting the world for Christ.  Or to talk of how we are to be in the world but not of the world.  But the latest numbers  from the Barna Group clearly show that the impact is the other way around.  Rather than [...]

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Modern Pharisees?

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Listen to the MP3 One of the problems that Jesus had with the scribes and the Pharisees is that they create “burdens that are heavy and unbearable and lay them on people’s shoulders.” (Mt 23:4, ISV) It is all too easy to look back and say, “How could they do that?” But as we look [...]

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The Fate of the Evangelical Movement

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Listen to the MP3 One of the hot topics of the moment seems to be speculation on the ultimate fate of the evangelical movement.    Mark Spenser believes, among other things, that   evangelicalism “is going to decline quickly to a smaller, more chastened, more diverse, less influential form”  and that “Megachurch evangelicalism will survive on size, [...]

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Christianity In America?

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Listen to the MP3 As I point out in my forthcoming book, Preserving Democracy, one of the things that surprised Alexis de Tocqueville, when he came to what was then the new country of America, was religion. As he wrote in his classic, Democracy in America, “Upon my arrival in the United States, the religious [...]

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The Wager?

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With the stimulus plan behind him, Obama is moving forward. All the claims of the pundits that Obama really was not a radical but just another centrist Democrat, have certainly been shown to be wrong. Between all the things hidden in stimulus plan such as demise of welfare reform, and the transfer medical decisions from [...]

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