Christian Converser: Conservativism vs Humanitarianism In Church Theology [2] : Narrow & Broad Churches

First published on Christian Converser 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… Continue reading Christian Converser: Conservativism vs Humanitarianism In Church Theology [2] : Narrow & Broad Churches

Christian Converser: Conservativism vs Humanitarianism In Church Theology [1]

First published on Christian Converser For decades, perhaps centuries, it was taken for granted that the wealthy and powerful of society were aligned with conservative political interests. This expectation has been largely captured in old-school political parties like the Tories in the UK, Republicans in the US, and in New Zealand, the National Party and… Continue reading Christian Converser: Conservativism vs Humanitarianism In Church Theology [1]

Christian Converser: Conspiracy Theories and Christian Nationalism Contrarian To Church Growth [5]

First published on Christian Converser 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,… Continue reading Christian Converser: Conspiracy Theories and Christian Nationalism Contrarian To Church Growth [5]

Christian Converser: Conspiracy Theories and Christian Nationalism Contrarian To Church Growth [4]

First published on Christian Converser 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… Continue reading Christian Converser: Conspiracy Theories and Christian Nationalism Contrarian To Church Growth [4]

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

First published on Christian Converser 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… Continue reading Christian Converser: Russell Moore Resignation Draws Attention to Southern Baptist Coverup of Racism and Abuse

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

First published on Christian Converser 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… Continue reading Christian Converser: Conspiracy Theories and Christian Nationalism Contrarian To Church Growth [3]

Christian Converser: “Trump Is Anointed By God” – White Evangelicals Claim – As They Call For Election Reversal

First published on Christian Converser Back in a previous post on this blog the idea was floated that evangelical leaders had decided Trump was anointed / appointed by God to his role as US president, this was predicated on the strong language being used by these leaders to describe what would happen if Trump was… Continue reading Christian Converser: “Trump Is Anointed By God” – White Evangelicals Claim – As They Call For Election Reversal

Christian Converser: US Christian Nationalism Politics Splits America, Church [2]

First published on Christian Converser This is a really quick update to the first blog post about this subject. Delving into the subject in Google has turned up quite a bit more stuff, and whilst this post will be shorter than the last one, the additional information is really pertinent to this topic. Firstly, Ed… Continue reading Christian Converser: US Christian Nationalism Politics Splits America, Church [2]

Christian Converser: US Christian Nationalism Politics Splits America, Church [1]

First published on Christian Converser The Southern Baptist Convention is facing substantial backlash after six white seminary presidents met and issued a resolution denouncing Critical Race Theory, a “theoretical social sciences framework that examines society and culture as they relate to categorisations of race, law and power” (Wikipedia definition). CRT is something of a red… Continue reading Christian Converser: US Christian Nationalism Politics Splits America, Church [1]

Christian Converser: Conspiracy Theories and Christian Nationalism Contrarian To Church Growth [2]

First published on Christian Converser 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… Continue reading Christian Converser: Conspiracy Theories and Christian Nationalism Contrarian To Church Growth [2]