Conservativism vs Humanitarianism In Church Theology [2] : Narrow & Broad Churches

The narrow church / broad church paradigm fits pretty well with the conservative/humanitarian theological split. Conservatives tend to prefer working within their own limited sphere of similar theologies within the Church as a whole, whilst humanitarians are generally more disposed to outreach and working with people from across a range of different denominational and theological… Continue reading Conservativism vs Humanitarianism In Church Theology [2] : Narrow & Broad Churches

Conspiracy Theories and Christian Nationalism Contrarian To Church Growth [4]

The most important aspect of this discussion is to realise that US dispensationalist theology that points to present and future theocracy, as seen now in the country’s strong support for the present day State of Israel and its expectations of millenial rule as claimed by dispensationalists from the Book of Revelation, is inherently flawed, and… Continue reading Conspiracy Theories and Christian Nationalism Contrarian To Church Growth [4]

Conspiracy Theories and Christian Nationalism Contrarian To Church Growth [2]

In the first part of this series we took a look at the issue of conspiracy theories and how by feeding into a Christian Nationalist narrative, actual growth of the Kingdom of God is hindered rather than helped. As is often the case on this blog, further reflection on this subject has led to a… Continue reading Conspiracy Theories and Christian Nationalism Contrarian To Church Growth [2]

US Christian Nationalism Politics Splits America, Church [3]

Everyone’s seen the disturbing unfolding of seditious political insurrection at the US Capitol in Washington DC on January 6. There’s no real need to go over that here, the main concern for this blog is the fatal attraction that the outgoing administration has held for evangelical Christianity in America and the apparent reluctance of its… Continue reading US Christian Nationalism Politics Splits America, Church [3]

“Trump Is Anointed By God” – White Evangelicals Claim – As They Call For Election Reversal

Back in a previous post on this blog the idea was floated that evangelical leaders had decided Trump was anointed / appointed by God to his role as US president, this was predicated on the strong language being used by these leaders to describe what would happen if Trump was impeached or lost the election,… Continue reading “Trump Is Anointed By God” – White Evangelicals Claim – As They Call For Election Reversal

Heresy Is Key Feature Of Credulous US White Evangelicalism [3]

After writing the first two posts it has become clear a summary or conclusion would be helpful, so here it is. SYNOPSIS OF EVENTS: Prior to the 2016 presidential election campaign. various prophecies are produced that the Republican candidate (POTUS 45) will win the election. POTUS 45 wins the election campaign and is inaugurated as… Continue reading Heresy Is Key Feature Of Credulous US White Evangelicalism [3]

Heresy Is Key Feature Of Credulous US White Evangelicalism [2]

In part 1 of this two part series, dominionism and some related theologies were examined. Part 2 continues this discussion more in relation to the 2020 presidential elections in the US. A key aspect of dominionism closely tied to dispensationalism is the belief that Christians must help to usher in the “end times” and the… Continue reading Heresy Is Key Feature Of Credulous US White Evangelicalism [2]

Heresy Is Key Feature Of Credulous US White Evangelicalism [1]

If you have tracked the four years since the 2016 US presidential election and the re-election campaign this year, you’ll be well aware of the controversy that has surrounded the 45th president and the division created in Evangelical communities worldwide over whether to support him or not. Polling has showed majority support for the 45th… Continue reading Heresy Is Key Feature Of Credulous US White Evangelicalism [1]

Dispensationalism In Depth [4]: Denying The Sacrifical Atonement Of Jesus Christ

Parts beyond the first three weren’t originally planned, but have been added because we realised there is a whole lot more to the dispensational theology than purported predictions of future events, the part that people most often remark about. We are indebted to Alistair Donaldson for his in depth analysis of the topic, which you… Continue reading Dispensationalism In Depth [4]: Denying The Sacrifical Atonement Of Jesus Christ

Dispensationalism In Depth [3]: Broken Promises, Straw Men, Outlandish Claims & Unholy Alliances

Anyone who has followed dispensationalism for any length of time soon becomes aware of the many claims made by its proponents that present day and future events are foretold in the Book of Revelation. The key ones, of course, are the rapture, seven year tribulation and millenial reign. However, ardent dispensationalists have brought significant discredit… Continue reading Dispensationalism In Depth [3]: Broken Promises, Straw Men, Outlandish Claims & Unholy Alliances