Introverts in Evangelical America

Some interesting thoughts from Adam McHugh, the author of Introverts in the Church: Finding Our Place in an Extroverted Culture.  Here is an excerpt from this article: I saw the need for a book on this topic when I realized that our cultural slant had infiltrated some wings of the church, especially mainstream evangelicalism. As I […]

Inception: Desire & the Gospel

In Inception, Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio’s character) explains the central premise of the film: “What is the most resilient parasite? Bacteria? A virus? An intestinal worm? An idea. Resilient… highly contagious. Once an idea has taken hold of the brain it's almost impossible to eradicate.” Cobb and his colleagues can sneak into the dreams of other people, […]

Urbanization and Christianity

  Dr. R. Albert Mohler, Jr., president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, writes about the relationship between the reality of the rise of cities throughout the world and the influence of Christianity in these cities.  He opens his article by saying,  The human future is an urban future. In one of the greatest social […]

Preaching The Gospel Every Week

Three influential pastors, Mark Dever, Mark Driscoll, and James MacDonald, discuss how they are intentional about preaching the gospel in every sermon.  

Theologians in the Local Church

A helpful summary of Alister McGrath's book, The Passionate Intellect, can be found here.  The summary highlights the role of theologians in the local church and the unique contributions they are able to make.

Health and Wealth Gospel?

In a recent Op-Ed piece by David Brooks of The New York Times, he looks into the life of David Platt of The Church at Brook Hills in Birmingham, AL and how he is challenging the tendencies of evangelicalism preaching and living out a skewed gospel message.   Here is an excerpt from this article: […]

Science and Faith

For years, the relationship between science and faith has been discussed and debated in many different arenas.  Of particular recent note, is Francis Collins, the director of the National Institutes of Health, and his discussion with Peter Boyer of The New Yorker.   Here's an excerpt from a press release regarding an article that Boyer wrote […]

Citylife Music: Prelude CD

The music ministry at Citylife Presbyterian Church in Boston, MA has just release a new CD where they have taken classical hymn lyrics and added their own music.  A free CD release concert occurred on Friday, 9/10 in Boston.  The songs from this CD are regularly sung at Citylife as part of Sunday music.   […]

A View of the Suburbs

In the Arcade Fire’s breakthrough album, Neon Bible, they presented a dark, sustained critique of religion. In a similar fashion, their new album, The Suburbs, takes aim at the failed promises of suburban life. Both albums benefit from an avoidance of scathing, didactic claims; instead, they rely on a series of vignettes that make the point forcefully from many directions. For […]

The Power of Language

An article on how language can affect how we experience the world. What might the significance for communcating the gospel be? Here's an excerpt from the article: Some 50 years ago, the renowned linguist Roman Jakobson pointed out a crucial fact about differences between languages in a pithy maxim: “Languages differ essentially in what they […]