Evangelicalism

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Theology and the Future of the Southern Baptist Convention: A Conversation with R. Albert Mohler Jr. and Eric Hankins

Southern Seminary was glad to welcome Dr. Eric Hankins, Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church in Oxford, Mississippi, as our chapel preacher for Thursday, November...Read this essay →

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The Briefing 09-24-13

Female theology professor at major Christian college comes out as transgender man; For the first time, more Americans 50 and older are divorced than widowed;…Read this essay →

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The Briefing 09-23-13

Chilling and symbolic terrorist attack at western-style mall in Kenya; Christians targeted by suicide bombers in Pakistan; Angela Merkel election marked by avoidance of political…Read this essay →

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The Sheer Weightlessness of So Many Sermons—Why Expository Preaching Matters

If preaching is central to Christian worship, what kind of preaching are we talking about? The sheer weightlessness of much contemporary preaching is a severe...Read this essay →

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Expository Preaching—The Antidote to Anemic Worship

Evangelical Christians have been especially attentive to worship in recent years, sparking a renaissance of thought and conversation on what worship really is and how...Read this essay →

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The Briefing 05-31-13

1. 3/4 of Americans say religion is losing its influence Poll: America losing it's religion, CNN Belief Blog (Dan Merica) Most Americans Say Religion Is...Read this essay →

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Total Capitulation: The Evangelical Surrender of Truth

Evangelical Christians will either stand upon the authority and total truthfulness of the Bible, or we will inevitably capitulate to the secular worldview.Read this essay →

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A New Third Way? Reformist Evangelicals and the Evangelical Future

Who is and is not an evangelical? With whom should evangelicals cooperate in gospel efforts, and with whom not? Which theological expressions are truly evangelical,...Read this essay →

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Divorce — The Scandal of the Evangelical Conscience

Evangelical Christians are gravely concerned about the family, and this is good and necessary. But our credibility on the issue of marriage is significantly discounted…Read this essay →

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The Inerrancy of Scripture: The Fifty Years’ War . . . and Counting

We are entering a new phase in the battle over the Bible’s truthfulness and authority. We should at least be thankful for undisguised arguments coming…Read this essay →

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Looking Back: TIME Asks, “Is God Dead?”

John T. Elson's most famous article for TIME magazine appeared over 40 years ago, and it largely defined his journalistic career.  His April 8, 1966...Read this essay →

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The Erosion of Inerrancy in Evangelicalism

Believing in the weighty truths of Scripture is the calling and joy of every Christian, and we must be careful to avoid playing the critic...Read this essay →

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The Southern Baptist Convention and the Issue of Interdenominational Relationships

A Memorandum Prepared for the Great Commission Council of the Southern Baptist Convention The question of Southern Baptist involvement in ecumenical organizations arose in the...Read this essay →

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‘A Thaw in the Cold War?’ The National Association of Evangelicals and the National Council of Churches

"I know what constituted an evangelical in former times," said the seventh Earl Shaftesbury, "I have no clear notion what constitutes one now." The confusion...Read this essay →

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The Eclipse of God at Century’s End: Evangelicals Attempt Theology Without Theism

"The sense of an ending is not a fact of nature," observed Frank Kermode, it is a feature of human consciousness.1 We ascribe meaning to...Read this essay →

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Evangelicalism’s Terminal Generation?

Is this evangelicalism's terminal generation?  Without doubt, we are facing an unprecedented set of challenges to evangelical identity.  The rise of a postmodern culture has...Read this essay →

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What Does It Take to Reach a Doctrinal Breaking Point?

How much of orthodox Christian doctrine does one have to denounce to reach a breaking point with the faith? The Episcopal Church in the United...Read this essay →

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Faith as Fashion Statement — The New Religious Reality?

Looking at data from a massive survey taken in 1990, Barry Kosmin argued that many Americans saw religious beliefs as "a personal hobby."  Now, with...Read this essay →

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Do Christians Need ‘Rules’ for Conversion?

A motion to the General Synod of the Church of England is asking that the church make clear its understanding of conversion and the exclusivity...Read this essay →

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Interview with Hugh Hewitt: The Future of Evangelicalism

I was pleased to talk to my Salem Radio colleague Hugh Hewitt on his radio program on February 2, 2009.  Hugh is a great conversationalist...Read this essay →

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The “American Experience” and the Death of Evangelism

Every culture and civilization embraces a certain set of assumptions about life, truth, significance, and what it means to be human.  Without these shared assumptions,...Read this essay →

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Evangelicalism in the Obama Era

One week before Inauguration Day, Dr. Mohler welcomes special guest Richard Land to the program for a helpful retrospective on the 2008 election and a...Read this essay →

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The High Cost of Being (and Staying) Cool — Rick Warren in a Whirlwind

Pastor Rick Warren now stands at ground zero of a whirlwind, and he is likely to be there for some time. The announcement that President-elect...Read this essay →

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Many Paths to Heaven?

Are American evangelicals abandoning the exclusivity of the Gospel? A new report out from the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life suggests that many...Read this essay →

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Checking the Pulse of Contemporary Evangelicalism

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Are American Evangelicals Spoiled by Blessing?

Ask a lot of American evangelicals and you'll find many are characterized by a pronounced sense of discouragement, even worry, about everything from the economy...Read this essay →

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Are American Evangelicals Spoiled by Blessing?

Ask a lot of American evangelicals and you'll find many are characterized by a pronounced sense of discouragement, even worry, about everything from the economy...Read this essay →

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Should Evangelical Faith Disqualify a Candidate?

In the most recent issue of Newsweek, prominent atheist and author Sam Harris argues that Sarah Palin's evangelical beliefs should disqualify her from public office,...Read this essay →

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Does the Veep Matter?

Will evangelical voters be influenced by who John McCain or Barack Obama choose as their running mates? Are there any issues that could make or...Read this essay →

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Evangelicals, Sexual Ethics, and American Culture

In her recent book, Sex in Crisis: The New Sexual Revolution and the Future of American Politics, historian Dagmar Herzog suggests that evangelical Christians have...Read this essay →

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