Tagged: progressive

No. 13: Teaching as a Subversive Activity 0

No. 13: Teaching as a Subversive Activity

I came to this book with high expectations. I was first introduced to Postman through a series of posts at Don’t Eat the Fruit called “Five Things We the Church Need to Know About Technology”, and shortly there after read The End of Education, which was one of the first...

2000 Verses 6

2000 Verses

There’s a movement afoot (how often do you get to use that word?) whose leaders like to repeat a particular statistic over and over.  I’ll pause and let you try to figure it out, as you list everyone who fits this description in your head.  Okay. Here’s a smattering of...

They’re Only Words 2

They’re Only Words

I recently met Mike Todd, sole proprietor of Waving or Drowning, in the comments to my post Mark Driscoll and the Progressive Double Standard. We had a hearty disagreement, but Mike seemed to be interested in actually talking to me, rather than just tell me my modern theology is worthless...

Common Ground 6

Common Ground

[Disclaimer: This post may make me seem divisive, but I don’t intend it to.] Why is the progressive Christian movement – led in part by Brian McLaren, Doug Pagitt, Tony Jones, and others – so obsessed with finding common ground? I’m hearing it everywhere.  Common ground between Christianity and Islam,...

Mark Driscoll and the Progressive Double Standard 7

Mark Driscoll and the Progressive Double Standard

As I thought a little bit more about the tendency I discussed in my last post, other instances of the progressive double standard came to mind.  The most glaring is all the flack Mark Driscoll has taken for pointing out bad theology, particularly at last year’s Convergent Conference (my thoughts...

Wife Swap and the Liberal Mind 9

Wife Swap and the Liberal Mind

My son is sick, so my wife stayed home tonight while I went to praise team practice at the church. While I was gone she watched Wife Swap. Tonight’s episode swapped a very conservative Christian family with a very liberal Christian family. In my trade mark fashion I will refer...