MLK’s Passionate Defense of Liberalism

From a Houston Chronicle blog, a paper written by Martin Luther King, Jr., at the age of 20, espousing the glories of liberalism contra “fundamentalism.” What was “fundamentalism” to him? Simply a reassertion of historic Christianity. These men argued that there could be no compromise on the unchanging fundamentals of the Christian faith. To gain…

The Younger Evangelicals

I’m reading Robert E. Webber, The Younger Evangelicals: Facing the Challenges of the New World (Baker 2002). How do today’s younger evangelical theologians differ from “Traditional Evangelicals” (flourishing in the post WW2 era; Billy Graham is named as representative) and “Pragmatic Evangelicals” (the Baby Boomer theologians who were big on things like “seeker services” in…