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Our scope here is to rattle evangelical norms that threaten Biblical norms (as well as pretend we are smarter and more "spiritual" than we actually are).

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Triumphalism

“When Affliction and Faith Collide:” ‘Struck’ by Russ Ramsey (book review)

Russ Ramsey, a pastor I had never heard of before, was diagnosed with cancer years ago. His journey he documents in the new release Struck: One Christian's Reflections On Encountering Death (InterVarsity Press, 2017) in which he recounts ways in which... Continue Reading →

Soong-Chan Rah on the American Church: “We Have Buried the Practice of Lament” (video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RhjxTWOJjkI Old-Testament scholar Soong-Chan Rah addresses the American church and her inability to mourn. This is reflected in even our song selections in both traditional and contemporary worship services. He notes that "In an evangelical triumphalistic Christianity we have buried the... Continue Reading →

Gordon Fee on “Triumphalistic” Theology

*References in this post will be taken from Gordon Fee's God's Empowering Presence (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, reprint edition, June 1, 2009) Triumphalistic theology (or Triumphalism) is a theology prevalent in many denominations but generally found in Pentecostal/Charismatic circles. Such a theology focuses... Continue Reading →

John Piper denounces “American Christianity” (Video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ziXuJI3ae4U His name usually carrying with it baggage of controversy (with good reason most of the time), popular pastor John Piper describes how since this country's inception it has been a "good thing" to be a Christian, while since the... Continue Reading →

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