Anger, Consumerism, and Big Government

I’m very much enjoying Chuck Colson’s My Final Word, which is a collection of his previously unpublished short articles.  While I don’t agree with everything Colson wrote, much of it is wise, timely, and helpful.  For instance, in one short article from around ten years ago he noted a puzzling fact: even though the United… Continue reading Anger, Consumerism, and Big Government

Marketing, the Church, and Christ

This is a fascinating book: Brand Jesus: Christianity in a Consumerist Age by Tyler Stevenson.  If I remember correctly, one of our readers recommended it several months ago.  Anyway, I just finished it this morning.  I’m not going to give a full review here, but I do want to say that it is a worth-while… Continue reading Marketing, the Church, and Christ

Barth on Domesticating The Wild Word (Willimon)

Building on a few earlier posts from this book (William Willimon, Conversations with Barth on Preaching [Nashville: Abingdon, 2006]), here is another Barthian theme that throws the furniture around. "The domesticating of revelation... [is] the process of making the gospel respectable.  When the gospel is offered to man and he stretches out his hand to… Continue reading Barth on Domesticating The Wild Word (Willimon)