The real question is now whether the church has sufficient biblical conviction to resist this doctrinal seduction. Otherwise, it may well be that Rob Bell’s “massive shift” is the shape of things to come.
The edifice of modern science is built upon a worldview of naturalistic materialism as a methodological assumption. This controversy shows that the commitment of many scientists goes far beyond methodological naturalism — their commitment is to naturalistic materialism as a fundamental and non-negotiable worldview.
The future shape of the world appears to be a worldview competition between Christianity, Islam, and Western Secularism.
The case of Florida pastor Terry Jones presents Christians with an easy judgment but a difficult dilemma. Our condemnation gives this pastor what he most desires — public attention
Dawkins really believes (or at least really claims) that those who disagree with him are insane, deluded, intellectually perverse, and unintelligent.
We can learn a great deal by reading Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, but we cannot read the book without being both impressed and grieved.
The normative expectation is that the pastor is a married man with wife and believing children.
We are talking about two rival understandings of the Gospel here — two very different understandings of theology, Gospel, Bible, doctrine, and the totality of the Christian faith. Both sides in this controversy understand what is at stake.
Rev. Steve Lawler has attracted the attention of the national media because this Episcopal priest decided to "adopt the rituals of Islam" for the forty day season
In this new book, Rob Bell takes his stand with those who have tried to rescue Christianity from itself. This is a massive tragedy by any measure.
Disasters like this often bring out the most reckless forms of theologizing. Nevertheless, Jesus warned his disciples about drawing the conclusion that a natural disaster can be traced to the sins of those who directly suffer its effects
A second issue that has contributed to the modern denial of hell is a changed view of justice. Retributive justice has been under assault for many years in western cultures
Current controversies raise this issue anew among American Christians and even among some evangelicals. Nevertheless, there is no way to deny the Bible's teaching on hell and remain genuinely evangelical. No doctrine stands alone.
The publicity surrounding Bell's new book indicates that he is ready to answer one of the hardest questions — the question of the exclusivity of the Gospel of Christ.
Same-sex marriage is not an idea that emerged from a vacuum. The project of normalizing homosexuality has deep roots and ideological momentum.
The President has made his decision. The Attorney General has now made his announcement. Mark your calendars. That day now represents a tragic milestone in the betrayal of marriage
I, for one, am proud to know of a boy and a family who refuse to consider girls and women as proper opponents on a wrestling mat — opponents to be bloodied, gouged, and slammed.
Manhattan College does not require its faculty to profess Catholicism. Actually, it is unclear just how the school functions as a Catholic institution.
The loss of the bookstore will mean more than lost opportunities to sell books. For the last two centuries and more, bookstores and bookstalls have been centers for the dissemination of culture and ideas.
It seems that many human beings will abandon their moral principles when faced with the opportunity to commit adultery. Ashley Madison exists to create even more of those opportunities.
A social psychologist defined his colleagues as a "tribal-moral community" that has its own set of "sacred values." Those values blind the academic tribe to its own forms of discrimination
The Bible is brutally honest about human sinfulness in all its forms, including sexuality. Nevertheless, the Bible presents a consistent and clear sexual ethic. The issue is not a lack of clarity.
We can draw a straight line from the emergence of evolutionary theory to the resurgence of atheism in our times. Never underestimate the power of a bad idea.
How can Ms. muster any genuine outrage about sex-selection abortions in India when it has demanded unfettered abortion access in our own country? It cannot, and it does not.
We now face the undeniable truth that the most basic and fundamental questions of biblical authority and gospel integrity are at stake.