Competing Christianities—Matthew Fox and His “New Reformation”

The conventional wisdom reminds us that a man is often known by his enemies. The same is true for Christianity and, through centuries of heresy, schism, and apostasy, Christianity has collected a good number of enemies. Now comes Matthew Fox, a former Dominican priest and current controversialist, who sets himself against orthodox Christianity and calls for “a new reformation” that would transform Christianity for the twenty-first century. Of course, it would also transform Christianity into something other than Christianity, but that is precisely what Fox intends.

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Should a Church Discipline Members Over Politics?

The controversy centered in a small Baptist church in North Carolina may well be a sign of things to come. None of us wants to see churches identified as “Republican Baptists” and “Democratic Baptists.” And yet, blithe reassurances that this issue is ridiculously superficial simply will not do.

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Watch the Media Turn

I predicted on my radio show today that the election of Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger as Pope Benedict XVI will lead to a quick negative turn…

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Pope Benedict XVI–What Should We Think?

The appearance of white smoke from the stack atop the Sistine Chapel signaled the election of a new pope after only four ballots–a fact that presumably indicated the election of one of the anticipated four frontrunners. Within the hour, the tolling of the Vatican’s bells gave way to the announcement and presentation of the new pope–Pope Benedict XVI, formerly Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, Cardinal Prefect of the Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. What does this mean for evangelicals?

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John Paul II–The Man and His Legacy

The death of Pope John Paul II brings one of the Roman Catholic Church’s longest papal reigns to an end and closes the last chapter on one of the most significant lives of our times. By any measure, John Paul II was one of the most influential figures on the world scene, leading over a billion Roman Catholics worldwide and exercising a significant influence on world affairs during some of the most tumultuous decades of the 20th century.

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