Category Archives: Evangelism and Culture

A Plea to the Church in America

Through all the noise, confusion, opinions and fear, hear the voice of your Rabbi teaching you what it means to follow Torah.    

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Reclaiming the Christian Identity: What Does it Mean to be a “Resident Alien?” – Part 3

“Too often, we have conceived of salvation – what God does to us in Jesus – as a purely personal decision, or a matter of finally getting our heads straight on basic beliefs, or of having some inner feelings of … Continue reading

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Miley Cyrus and the Eschatological Hope of “We Can’t Stop”

True Confessions: I do not regularly consume “pop” or “top 40” music, such as Miley Cyrus.  However, I am occasionally a sucker for a catchy melody.  In the late 90s I fell hard for the Backstreet Boys’ song “Everybody (Backstreet’s … Continue reading

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Reclaiming the Christian Identity: What Does it Mean to be a “Resident Alien?” – Part 2

“We could cope—the world could cope—with a Jesus who ultimately remains a wonderful idea inside his disciples’ minds and hearts. The world cannot cope with a Jesus who comes out of the tomb, who inaugurates God’s new creation right in … Continue reading

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Reclaiming the Christian Identity: What does it Mean to be a “Resident Alien?” – Part 1

“Christianity [has always argued that] this universe is at war.  But it does not think this is a war between independent powers.  It thinks it is a civil war, a rebellion, and that we are living in a part of … Continue reading

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Narrative Archaeology: Are You American or Christian? (Part 1)

My two of favorite movies are The Truman Show and The Matrix.  These films remove the scales from our eyes, and they help us to realize that the “reality” we apprehend is often nothing more than a construction of our … 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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