An Evangelical’s Guide to ‘Laudato Si’, Pope Francis’s Encyclical on the Environment – The Gospel Coalition

An Evangelical’s Guide to ‘Laudato Si’, Pope Francis’s Encyclical on the Environment – The Gospel Coalition.

In case you do not have time, or you do not care, to read the entire ‘Laudato Si’ encyclica, but you are still interested to know what it is about, here is a summary by Joe Carter, from The Gospel Coalition (a neo-reformed/neo-fundamentalist entity,  in the US). The author says about this text:
‘Because the document was written by a global religious leader and addressed not only for the billion Catholics on Earth but for “every person living on the planet,” the evangelical community has a duty to consider his words and respond appropriately. Much of it we will agree with and much will cause us to cringe. But because of its importance, both as a current object of debate and as future historical document, we should be aware of what is in this encyclical.’

I would be curios to see what makes Joe Carter ‘cringe’ about this document. I bet I will ‘cringe’ at the things that make him, and his Gospel Coalition colleagues, ‘cringe. But we will hear from them soon, on this matter. I am sure of that.

So, here is the summary (a subjective account, as any such thing), for your information.

Finding My Place in The Gospel Coalition | Her.meneutics | Christianitytoday.com

Finding My Place in The Gospel Coalition | Her.meneutics | Christianitytoday.com.

Jen Pollock Michel discusses in this article about the (unconfortable) place of women in the neo-reformed Gospel Coalition.

Four Ways to Fight Clean Over Doctrine

The Gospel Coalition is not necessarily ‘my cup of tea’ (too modernistic, exclusive, aggressive, and Calvinist for my taste). but from time to time you can find good things on their websites. Like this one, on ‘clean ways to fight over doctrine’ (if one absolutely has to, which Gospel Coalition people always do; one may possibly say ‘overdo’). Anyway, here they are:

1. Keep the cross at the center of your theological system.

2. Ask yourself some uncomfortable questions. Continue reading “Four Ways to Fight Clean Over Doctrine”