Some Practical Points for Engaging Popular Culture

  Recently Ted Turnau wrote an article “On Being as Wise as Serpents” for a Welsh Evangelical site. The main points are as follows:   1)    Whatever else popular culture is, it is not trivial, because it is an expression of faith and worship. 2)    Not all popular culture is equally meaningful. 3)    Not every piece […]

The Gospel Coalition Conference 2011

From April 12-14 in Downtown Chicago, The Gospel Coalition will be hosting its national conference: They Testify About Me: Preaching Jesus and the Gospel from the Old Testament.  Below is a video of Tim Keller and D.A. Carson having a conversation about the distinctives and attractions of next year’s conference. A great quote from Keller in […]

Gospel-Shaped Worship, Part 4

Part 1, Part 2, Part 3   In our last exploration into worship, we noted that worship overflows into the rest of our lives – flavoring them by the presence of the Spirit. We noted the significance of the determinative nature of worship on the believer. In short, when we really enter God’s presence, we are really changed. […]

A Compartmentalized Gospel?

A recent article from The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life discusses how Americans are informed by their religion to understand a certain issue, e.g. Immigration, Death Penalty, Environment, Death Penalty, etc.  The report shows that Americans are not consistent in their application of their religion to certain issues.  How do we allow the […]

Contextualization & Faddishness

I finally began reading C. S. Lewis’ The Great Divorce recently. As the ghosts of a number of people arrive in the heavenly realm and receive one last chance to repent, one of them – apparently a theologian by trade – meets up with an old colleague who has already entered heaven. As they discuss the honesty […]