Since the Reformation, the gospel of Jesus Christ and authority of Scripture have served as boundaries for the theology and practice of evangelicals. They look to the Bible as “the standard by which all other spiritual experiences are evaluated.”1 This is particularly important given the tendency for some evangelicals to
In this blog I continue the discussion of mysticism, the spiritual disciplines, and Reformed faith. I introduce Antony, the father of the monastic movement, critique the teachings of Richard Foster’s Celebration of Discipline, share my experiences with meditation before Christ saved me, and present the key elements of biblical faith.
I am not the first to address the influences of Roman Catholic mysticism, Eastern religions, and the New Age on evangelical churches. Bloggers and writers have cautioned evangelical Christians about blurring theological boundaries and adopting practices incompatible with Reformed faith.1 I join the conversation with a series of blogs that begin
NEWSLETTER Share Tweet Forward Share Pin In Remarque’s WWI classic All Quiet on the Western Front a twenty-year-old German soldier withdrew from battle to eat a potato. When finished, he heard a bombardment was imminent and thought, “Perhaps it is our inner and most secret life that shivers
I lived through and walked alongside protesters in the 1960s. I understood the grievances. America needed to wake up to the sin of racism. Today protesters remind America that there is more to do. But a smaller group seem bent on destroying America. Black Lives Matter (BLM) Patrisse Cullors, cofounder
In Angels, Demons, and the Dead, I tell the story of a Christian woman who lived in a nursing home and had nightly conversations with her deceased husband. When sensing his presence, she told him about her day in the same way she had for their sixty-plus years together. He