Category Archives: Contextual Theology

Narrative Archaeology: Are You American or Christian? (Part 2)

On Monday I suggested, with a little help from N.T. Wright, that every culture has a worldview, and that any group’s worldview is embodied by a metanarrative or myth.  Both worldview and myth function at a pre-cognitive level, relatively out … Continue reading

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Reforming Evangelicalism: Becoming Trinitarian Dance Partners

While most Evangelicals would confess that their faith is rooted in God, the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, most Evangelicals could not articulate why the doctrine of the Trinity matters to the life of the Church.  And, when this doctrine … Continue reading

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Post-Christendom, A Time for the Church to be the Church Again

If you are roughly 40 years of age or older then in your lifetime you have been a witness to a massive sea change in our culture. Our culture, once awash in the stories, songs and symbols of the Christian … Continue reading

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Schleiermacher Loves Church Camp

Freidrich Schleiermacher (1768-1834) is not exactly a household name to evangelicals, but the progeny of his ideas are well-known and loathed by evangelicals. Schleiermacher is generally reputed to be the father of Modern (Liberal) Theology. But what makes evangelical repudiation … Continue reading

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Another Way of Seeing Foreign Aid

Hat Tip: Occupy Psychopath.

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Theory of Atonement: Satisfaction

Throughout this Good Friday we are looking at the various theories of the atonement or explanations of what Jesus accomplished on the cross.  This is the third post today, and in this one we turn to the theory of Satisfaction. … Continue reading

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Theory of Atonement: Ransom

Throughout this Good Friday we are looking at the various theories of the atonement or explanations of what Jesus accomplished on the cross.  This is the second post today, and in this one we turn to the theory of Ransom. … Continue reading

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