Tag Archives: Evangelicalism

What’s Wrong with Modernism? Part 2


(This is the second half of an article originally published in The Banner, April 23, 2001, pp. 24-26. For the first half, see here.) Scientism One morning I was watching TV with my 2-year-old daughter. A skit in a children’s … Continue reading

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What’s Wrong with Modernism? Part 1


(Another old article I had written. This was originally published in The Banner, April 23, 2001, pp. 24-26.) Postmodernism is all the rage these days. Plenty of books and articles have been written about it. Students take classes about it. … Continue reading

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Is Your Church Extroverted?


I was alerted to this blog containing an infographic on The Extroverted Church (reproduced below with permission). It’s an interesting piece and worth pondering about. It connects with a chat I had recently with a student who voiced her discomfort at … Continue reading

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The Church’s Vision Problem


Last week, I was privileged to attend the Christian Reformed Church’s 2013 Multi-Ethnic Conference. The keynote speaker was Rev. Alexia Salvatierra, an ordained pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and former Executive Director of Clergy and Laity United … Continue reading

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Relationship, Religion or Both?


(This was published as a guest editorial in Christian Courier, Jan. 28, 2013 issue, p.4.) As a young Christian, I grew up with the ever popular mantra that Christianity is not a religion but rather a personal relationship with God. … Continue reading

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Why Jesus Loves Relationships AND Religion Too


As I write this, the viral youtube video by Jefferson Bethke, “Why I Hate Religion but Love Jesus,” also titled as “Jesus > Religion,” has garnered over 12 million views since it was uploaded six days ago. It has set … Continue reading

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