Billy Graham and the fracture of American evangelicalism | The Christian Century
Graham was hardly the first evangelist to cast himself as an ecumenically minded apostle. But his role as “America’s pastor” had unique power in a time when Christians of all stripes battled over God’s desires for their country. The neo-evangelical movement gave fellow believers a mirror in which to reflect on their own traditions. If Graham has been the symbol of evangelical unity, he is also part of the reason why today’s evangelicalism is more fragmented than ever.
How many times am I going to listen to the negative inner thoughts I have? Is it going to take losing my job to mentally wakeup.
I live in near constant fear and anxiety because I listen to these internal messages that, regardless how often I’m told I’m valuable, keeps convincing me that my coworkers are looking for ways to get rid of me.
Now they may have no choice but to terminate me and it’s all my fault.
Nota Bene: Anti-Gay Scholar Shows His True (Non-Scholarly) Colors
Casual onlookers were no doubt shocked last week to see a professor at an accredited American seminary claim that homosexuality is “even more severely unnatural” than either incest or bestiality. But if you follow the debates about homosexuality and the Bible at all, you have probably encountered at some point a citation to Prof. Robert Gagnon of Pittsburgh Theological Seminary and his book, The Bible and Homosexual Practice.
If you then decided, through genuine curiosity that you might later label unfortunate folly, to look into who this scholar is, you no doubt discovered his website, where he not only criticizes any published account that differs from the view presented in his book, but also responds to virtually every published review of it. Most scholars do not do this; if they have a beef with a given review or article, they submit a rebuttal to the publication in question, which will then publish it if warranted. Sometimes there are even rejoinders to said rebuttals, and so on. But in fact, it appears Gagnon has not been involved in any scholarly publication in a number of years, unless his online CV is in need of serious updating. …
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