A team of scholars is translating the work of a 16th century British theologian from old English into modern vernacular in order to spearhead an intellectual renewal in the contemporary reformed and evangelical Protestant Church.
In just over a year from now, Protestant Christians will mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, when Martin Luther famously nailed his 95 theses to a church door in Wittenberg, Germany. But according to Brad Littlejohn, founder and president of the Davenant Trust, many Protestants today lack a historical and theologically robust understanding for why they are Protestant and the intellectual resources for engaging public affairs.
To address this disheartening phenomenon, Littlejohn and his colleagues have just released the book, Radicalism: When Reform Becomes Revolution, their modern English version of the preface of Richard Hooker's The Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity. more >>
Wheaton College's board of trustees have admitted that the evangelical school erred in judgment when it placed political science professor Larycia Hawkins on administrative leave last winter after she posted on Facebook that Christians and Muslims worship the same God.
As first reported by The Christian Post, Hawkins, the first and only tenured African-American professor at the Illinois higher-education institution, took to Facebook last December to announce that she was wearing a hijab throughout the Advent to show her solidarity with Muslims. In the Facebook post, Hawkins asserted that Muslims are also people of the book and "worship the same God."
Shortly thereafter, the school placed Hawkins on administrative leave pending a review of the "theological implications" behind her comment. After conducting a review and having a theological discussion with Hawkins, it emerged that reconciliation efforts had reached an impasse after Hawkins refused to continue the theological dialogue with the school's administration. more >>
The Ark Encounter President Ken Ham has revealed that the life-sized Noah's Ark is on track to reach 1.4 million visitors, and said that the theme park and evangelist Ray Comfort's recently premiered "The Atheist Delusion" film share a common mission.
The Kentucky-based Ark Encounter hosted the premiere of Comfort's film last weekend, and Ham revealed in a blog post on his Answers in Genesis website that he introduced the documentary with a discussion about the Ark.
"In many ways we built the Ark for the same reason that Ray and his team made 'The Atheist Delusion': to teach apologetics to people who don't know how to defend the Word of God and to share the Gospel with skeptics and unbelievers," Ham wrote. more >>
Controversial evangelical cartoonist Jack Chick died in his sleep at the age of 92 on Sunday, with secular news sources highlighting his legacy of offending Catholics, Jews, Muslims and others, though supporters remembered his "soul-winning" mission.
"Brother Jack Chick passed away Sunday evening, Oct. 23, peacefully in his sleep. He was 92. He will be interred in a small private ceremony. Condolences can be sent to Chick Publications (firstname.lastname@example.org), and they will be taken to his widow," a message on the Chick Publications' Facebook page read earlier this week.
The statement added that it will continue Chick's work without changing a thing, preserving the method, vision and purpose. more >>
WASHINGTON — White evangelical Protestants are more likely to hold a negative view of today's American culture than any other social demographic, an extensive new survey released by the nonpartisan Public Religion Research Institute has found.
The Washington-based PRRI, a nonprofit research firm, unveiled its 2016 American Values Survey at the Brookings Institution on Tuesday.
The survey, which is based on interviews with 2,010 randomly sampled adults from all 50 states between Sept. 1 and Sept. 27, finds that there is great divide when it comes to how different ethnic groups and social classes view the direction of America and the societal changes that have occurred since the 1950s. more >>
It's easy to understand why some evangelical public figures and publications have called on Donald Trump to withdraw from the Presidential race. Widely respected evangelical pastor John Piper's call for both Trump and Hillary Clinton to withdraw better reflects the impartiality of Biblical justice — and the reality of the two candidates' flaws.
That neither candidate shows any sign of withdrawing is unsurprising. As Presidents Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton demonstrated, people don't reach such pinnacles of power and give it up merely because of a little public pressure.
But while Trump was not my first, second, or third choice, as an evangelical with long experience in the nitty-gritty of government (U.S. Senate, Reagan White House, Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. House of Representatives), I am profoundly disturbed by the calls for his withdrawal. Why? more >>