“Celebrity” Deconversions & The Journey of Faith – Part II (Kinds of Experiences)

Further reflecting on the recent “rash” of celebrity deconversions in the Evangelical church, I now consider what kinds of personal experiences, in contrast to intellectual habits, may increase epistemic resiliency with regard to Christian faith. In other words, apart from intellectual preparedness, will some people have a greater capacity to overcome doubt, both emotional and… Continue reading “Celebrity” Deconversions & The Journey of Faith – Part II (Kinds of Experiences)

“Celebrity Deconversions” & The Journey of Faith

In the last 12-24 months there has been a handful of what might be called “celebrity Christian deconversion stories.” These would include folks like Hillsong worship leader Marty Sampson, popular pastor and author Joshua Harris, and now the YouTube entertainer Rhett McLaughlin (who I only know as one of the two “Bentley Brothers” from Phil… Continue reading “Celebrity Deconversions” & The Journey of Faith

Four Domains of Christian Knowledge: Spiritual Formation

A robust vision of Christian education and discipleship is grounded in the pursuit of sacred knowledge, knowledge of God and His activity in the world that can be discovered through various intellectual and spiritual disciplines. In this series we are discussing four main domains of Christian education: Biblical and Systematic Theology, Church History, Spiritual Formation,… Continue reading Four Domains of Christian Knowledge: Spiritual Formation

Four Domains of Christian Knowledge: Church History

To continue in this short series of reflections on what makes for a robust program of Christian discipleship and learning, I now turn to a second domain of sacred knowledge: Church History. A Brief Intro to Narrative and Retrieval Theology Since the work of the German theologian Karl Barth (1886-1968), there has been a movement… Continue reading Four Domains of Christian Knowledge: Church History