Fundamentalist Christians have for some time insisted that the decline in the traditional Mainline Churches – (United Methodist, Episcopal, Presbyterian, Lutheran (ELCA), to name a few – is due to the 'liberal' leanings of those churches; to our lack of commitment to biblical fundamentals.Read More »
There is no possibility you can mistake the Bible Belt when you're there. Just look along any highway. One year while driving on an interstate I saw the towering billboard: Where are you going? Heaven? Or hell?Read More »
I’ve been asked about the connection between “belligerent evangelism” — the 19th century kind that may have been practiced by Presbyterian missionary, Henry Spalding — and the monstrous issue of “commercialism and the commodification of the Gospel” that may or may not plague the North American Church today.Read More »
St. Patrick’s Day is not just an excuse to get drunk. March 17 is the anniversary of Patrick’s death in 460 AD and is today celebrated around the world.Read More »
People proselytize in a variety of ways. Some do it raucously, like Harold Camping and Kenneth Copeland did through radio and TV for decades. Others do it quietly, perhaps with wily bumper stickers.Read More »
On a recent rainy Saturday, about 125 Catholics packed a basement conference room, many of them older, most of them lay people. Many were representing their parishes.
They gathered here to learn how to spread the faith, a concept that is both fundamental to Christianity and nearly foreign to modern Roman Catholics.