John Robinson on Minority Languages and the Gospel: Wild Theology Flashback

My preparation for moving to Wales includes trying to become fluent in a Celtic language. Welsh is the most living and regularly used Celtic language in the world, but it is still a minority language in its own country. My moving to Wales will be focused upon working in the Welsh language setting. In this … More John Robinson on Minority Languages and the Gospel: Wild Theology Flashback

John W. Morehead and I Discuss Liminality and the Christian

In this podcast, I’m a guest on the Multifaith Matters Podcast hosted by John W. Morehead. We talk about the concept of liminality as it relates to the Christian witness in the world. “Liminal” describes occupying a space at a boundary or threshold. John and I talk about occupying those spaces in our relationships with others. You … More John W. Morehead and I Discuss Liminality and the Christian

Too Earthly Minded to be any Heavenly Good – part 4 (in pdf)

The most recent section of this long study has been posted in three parts. Attached here is a downloadable pdf of the entirety of part 4 of the series, which is a 15,000+ word study. You are welcome to download it, and please, let me know what you think and if you have any ideas … More Too Earthly Minded to be any Heavenly Good – part 4 (in pdf)

Too Earthly Minded to be any Heavenly Good – Part 4b (influential personalities)

A Brief (and extremely incomplete) History of Major American Evangelism Influencers: Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758): Although the 20th century influences on Evangelism are the primary focus of this section, one cannot avoid the American Great Awakenings as fundamental influences in the development of American Evangelical evangelistic praxis. The Mathers, the Williams, and the Stoddards are just a … More Too Earthly Minded to be any Heavenly Good – Part 4b (influential personalities)

Too Earthly Minded to be any Heavenly Good – Part 4a (some popular theologies informing evangelism)

This section in the ongoing study series is extremely long, and will be broken into three or four parts. The topic of evangelism is fundamental to the understanding of Evangelicalism, and this multi-part topic is evidence of this fact. In this part of the series, I look at the history of evangelism theology and praxis … More Too Earthly Minded to be any Heavenly Good – Part 4a (some popular theologies informing evangelism)

Looking at Evangelistic Practices and their connection to Evangelical Politics

As I continue to study American Evangelical theologies and praxes, I have now moved into the category of evangelism. I have been a bit surprised to discover that an historical outline of the variety of techniques and practices of evangelism in the 20th century does not appear to be out there in the web world … More Looking at Evangelistic Practices and their connection to Evangelical Politics

Too Earthly Minded to be any Heavenly Good (Part 3 – The Ecstatic)

Ecstasy as Personal and Performative Spirituality – Defining Terms ec·stat·ic /ekˈstadik,ikˈstadik/ feeling or expressing overwhelming happiness or joyful excitement. involving an experience of mystic self-transcendence. per·for·ma·tive /pərˈfôrmədiv/ adjective relating to or of the nature of dramatic or artistic performance. In this third part on looking into how the theology and praxis of American Evangelicals informs … More Too Earthly Minded to be any Heavenly Good (Part 3 – The Ecstatic)

Too Earthly Minded to be any Heavenly Good (Part 2 – End Times Theologies)

In the first part of this series, I told the story of my own history and tension with the subjects of Christian eschatology[1] and evangelism. I am passionate about the gospel, both in its power of personal transformation and social benefit, and I became a Christian in the late stages of an evangelical apocalyptic frenzy. … More Too Earthly Minded to be any Heavenly Good (Part 2 – End Times Theologies)

Too Earthly Minded to be Any Heavenly Good, Part 1

Note: I have placed a number of links to descriptions of the terminology in the first couple paragraphs just in case this terminology is new to you. Sorry for getting nerdy so quickly in this post. Don’t feel too compelled to understand the intricacies perfectly. I began walking this Christian path in 1980. It was … More Too Earthly Minded to be Any Heavenly Good, Part 1

We’re Getting Frontal Lobotomies: Trump and trauma through false proximity

We have half the nation suffering with TDS (Trump Derangement Syndrome) it appears. It many ways it does not look significantly different that PTSD. People have similar responses of fear in face of otherwise mundane events, inability to navigate basic social situations, depression, mood swings, and uncontrollable angry outbursts. This was not difficult to predict. … More We’re Getting Frontal Lobotomies: Trump and trauma through false proximity