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Feeling Renewed By Ancient Traditions by Jacqueline L. Salmon, Washington Post. “Evangelicals Putting New Twist on Lent, Confession and Communion.”
Purpose Driven Progressive by Nicole Russell, American Spectator. “…Supportive of activist government but still pro-life and pro-marriage, they’re not you’re father’s social conservatives. Enter the emerging evangelical populist. Providentially, it seem, Huckabee answered their call…”
How to turn white evangelicals into Democrats by Vincent Rossmeier, Salon.com. “According to author Amy Sullivan, liberals don’t have to sell their souls to convert Christian Republicans. Amy Sullivan is a senior editor at Time, a liberal Democrat, and an evangelical Christian. One of those things is not supposed to be like the others, but she argues in her new book that her fellow Democrats need to reach out to her fellow evangelicals if they hope to build an electoral majority.”
What, Exactly, Is An Evangelical? by J.P. Moreland, The Scriptorium. “…Two preliminary points are important. First, Evangelicals, just like anyone of commonsense, reserve the right to define who they are and what they stand for and we Evangelicals resent the media’s superficial and misleading characterization of us. Second, Evangelicalism is not primarily a social, political, or cultural movement. At its core, it is to be defined theologically…”
Why Eastern Orthodoxy, Part 1: Introduction by Bradley Nassif, Parchment & Pen. “…I’ve learned a lot over the years from Evangelicals and continue to do so. Still, it is my conviction that there was and is a continuous and consistent tradition of apostolic faith passed down through the centuries, and that the Orthodox Church most faithfully embodies it – at least on a formal level. I’d like to share just two examples that illustrate how the Orthodox Church has maintained its unbroken succession with Christian antiquity, and reveal why it is particular attractive to an increasing number of Christians…”
Recovering from Fetus Fatigue by Doug Groothuis, The Constructive Curmudgeon
The Last Evangelical Generation in America by Sam Rodriguez, Latino Evangelicals
Evangelical Elites Avoiding Church? by John Stackhouse, Prof. John Stackhouse’s Weblog
Preaching in a Post-Modern City by Tim Keller, The Movement – Global City Church Planting
John Calvin’s View of the Extent of the Atonement by Roger Nicole, Westminster Theological Jounal
Calvin on Unlimited Expiation, Sin-Bearing, Redemption and Reconciliation by Calvin and Calvinism blog
Chain, Chain, Chain, Chain of Fools by Mark Steyn, NRO.
Before Sending Your Child to a College, Ask these Questions by Dennis Prager, TownHall.com