Anti-Intellectualism and American Revivalism

The historic Christian church has typically been a thinking church.  From Paul to Augustine to Bernard to Aquinas to Calvin to Owen (including many others), Christianity has had a robustly intellectual side to it.  Many Christians have taken seriously Jesus’ command to love God with our minds. In the American church, however, there has been… Continue reading Anti-Intellectualism and American Revivalism

The Hollywood Conversion Experience?

I'm sure many of us have heard great accounts of how Jesus sought, found, and rescued a sinner who was tiptoeing on the edge of hell's chasm - maybe some readers have such an amazing testimony. While those who speak these testimonies are trophies of God's grace, these extraordinary experiences should not be the standard… Continue reading The Hollywood Conversion Experience?