Conservativism vs Humanitarianism In Church Theology [3] : Compromise vs Courage

Between 2016 and 2020, the US presidency of Donald Trump divided the Church like no president ever before. Trump proved to be more willing to step over an unconscionable line than any of his wiser Republican predecessors, all of whom (as well as all Democrats) professed at least a nominal level of adherence to the… Continue reading Conservativism vs Humanitarianism In Church Theology [3] : Compromise vs Courage

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 [5]

This is the longest series of posts ever written on this blog, but that’s not been intentional. It just seems this theme keeps on going with new events and insight, and so a new part is added. The annual Southern Baptist Convention is being held this weekend in Nashville, TN, and will have to address… Continue reading Conspiracy Theories and Christian Nationalism Contrarian To Church Growth [5]

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]

Russell Moore Resignation Draws Attention to Southern Baptist Coverup of Racism and Abuse

It seems since this blog has formed a lot has been written about events in the United States. The intention of this blog is to focus on topical issues across the entire Christian church. America ends up getting more focus than anywhere else because there is more theological controversy there than anywhere else, regrettably. News… Continue reading Russell Moore Resignation Draws Attention to Southern Baptist Coverup of Racism and Abuse

Conspiracy Theories and Christian Nationalism Contrarian To Church Growth [3]

Continuing on this theme, the key political alignment for Christians in the US is with the Republican Party, and this is despite the failure of Christians to see much commitment from Republican presidents. Voters in the last term got possibly more from Trump than from a good many of his conservative predecessors, but it is… Continue reading Conspiracy Theories and Christian Nationalism Contrarian To Church Growth [3]

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]

Conspiracy Theories and Christian Nationalism Contrarian To Church Growth [1]

A conspiracy theory is simply a theory about some type of event or occurrence that invokes a conspiracy by “sinister and powerful groups” , even when other explanations are more probable (source: Wikipedia). There are a lot of conspiracy theories sourced within and propagated by the Christian community, especially its more conservative elements. The real… Continue reading Conspiracy Theories and Christian Nationalism Contrarian To Church Growth [1]

The Book of Ecclesiasticus (Unrelated To Ecclesiastes)

The Book of Ecclesiasticus is one of seven deuterocanonical works that are accepted as canonical Scriptures only by the Roman Catholic Church, Eastern Orthodox Church, Oriental Orthodox Churches and Assyrian Church of the East. They considered non-canonical by most Protestant churches, and are therefore found within only some editions of the Bible. Although the name… Continue reading The Book of Ecclesiasticus (Unrelated To Ecclesiastes)