Herb Douglass on the “New Spirituality”

Herb is writing about the New Spirituality Movement in evangelicalism (and Adventism) at Adventist Today. He suggests “Seeker-friendly churches, such as Willow Creek and Saddleback, will join the New Spirituality wave or fade”–and the same for those Adventist churches that have modeled themselves on Willow Creek. He links to several Christianity Today articles and says,…

ETS on “Open Theism”

I definitely wasn’t paying attention to matters of the Evangelical Theological Society the past few years … I missed their big battle over “Open Theism” in 2003 (mentioned in an article about this year’s ETS meetings by Ted Olsen). They had taken a vote on whether to expel Clark Pinnock and John Sanders (it failed).…

Beckwith

Much has been said on Catholic and Protestant blogs alike about the reversion to Catholicism of former evangelical theologian Francis Beckwith. Now, some might suggest that there is something psychological rather than theological at work in the case of men in their mid-40s who return to the faith they had spurned as adolescents or young…

The Show Must Go On

I’ve enjoyed some of Rob Bell’s NOOMA films, and some of his writings. But the Rob Bell Tour is a tad much. His speaking engagements are called “shows,” and to hear him you have to buy tickets through Ticketmaster and similar venues. Tickets to his upcoming UK “shows” are £8, or about $16. This 2006…

Blacks in Evangelical Ministries

Exit Interviews: Why Blacks Are Leaving Evangelical Ministries, by Edward Gilbreath at Christianity Today. Or, “being first isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.” He quotes from one black pastor: It was my third year with the ministry. I got a call from a prominent white Christian leader, asking me to go to lunch with…