Christian Living / Culture / Leadership/Ministry

Tullian’s Recent Resignation and the Mega-Church Pastor: Have We Learned Anything?

The story came out not too long ago, but news has spread that Tullian Tchividjian, pastor of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church, has resigned due to “moral failure.” He claims, in the article, that his wife had been involved in adultery, which led him to be involved in an “inappropriate” relationship himself. His wife seems to … Continue reading

Christian Living / Culture

Celebrity Christianity and Modern Culture: 1 Corinthians 3 Applied Today

I’d be tempted to say “our culture today,” but it seems as if the ancients were not too different than us “moderns,” at least when it comes to socio-cultural issues. For instance, “our culture today” is obsessed with the celebrity culture. I mean obsessed. If you disagree, consider how much time most people spend on social … Continue reading

Culture

“All Religions are Essentially the Same”: The Golden Rule and the Gospel

A current maxim of today’s post-post-modern culture is to say that “all religions are essentially the same.” What is usually meant by that statement is that, while many religions may differ in their particulars, they all essentially teach the same thing: love your neighbor as yourself. This is commonly called the Golden Rule, and is supposed … Continue reading

Christian Living / Common Misconceptions / Culture

Religion vs Relationship: Revisiting an Unnecessary Bifurcation of Categories

In recent times, the construct of “religion vs relationship” has been widely and commonly accepted among evangelical Christians. A good example of this is the YouTube video by Jefferson Bethke that went completely viral about a year ago, called “Why I Hate Religion but Love Jesus” (this post isn’t about him, as he’s made clear of his … Continue reading

Christian Living / Culture

Underground at my Undergrad (Part 2): Some Important Clarifications

After publishing my previous post, I had some insightful discussions, including one with a good friend of mine who is particularly keen on the issues I addressed. These discussions resulted in my desire to clarify some statements I made and terms I used, which may not have accurately conveyed what I had originally intended. I … Continue reading