‘So many Baptists’ at Wild Goose.
ABP publishes a very interesting article on the Wild Goose Festival, that began on Thursday in the US. It underlines the presence of some Baptists at this event, but also discusses the opinions of some of the participants.
I attach here the article in PDF form, for those who want to save it.
So Many Baptists at Wild Goose
Chris Seiple, Ph.D., is the president of the Institute for Global Engagement, a research, education, and diplomatic institution that builds sustainable religious freedom worldwide through local partnerships. With a recognized expertise in U.S. foreign policy, national security, Muslim-Christian relations, and religious freedom, Seiple has appeared on BBC, MSNBC, Fox News, Saudi TV, Pakistan News One, Vietnam National TV, CN8, and CNN. He speaks frequently on the imperative interdependence of religion and realpolitik in places such as, Tashkent, Doha, Peshawar, Bannu, Moscow, Vladikavkaz, Hanoi, Issakul, Urumchi, Oslo, Hama, and Beijing. He also speaks regularly at U.S. military schools and within the intelligence community regarding national security and social-cultural-religious engagement. (Source, HERE)
Dr. Seiple has published recently, in Foreign Affairs, a text in response to an article by Robert Putnam and David Campbell, “God & Caesar in America“, published by the same journal (March/April 2011). In this article he tries to argue that identifying automatically conservative Christians with the Republican party and neoconservative politics is simplistic and inadequate.
Although he approaches this topic mostly from an American angle, there are in it many ideas that are relevant for a larger evangelical audience. Here are a few quotes. Continue reading “Chris Seiple – The Politics of Evangelicalism”
The Holy Scriptures are the central to all legitimate Christian traditions. However, the way Christians interpret the Bible varies largely. That is why some of us may be interested to evaluate and reflect on their approach to Biblical interpretation as a basis for Christian living.
Scot McKnight teaches theology at North Park University in Chicago (my friend Dr. Bradey Nassif, an Orthodox theologian and the foremost expert of the Orthodox-Evangelical dialogue also teaches there). He also holds the Jesus Creed Blog on the Christianity Today site.
He has published about two years ago (but I have found only today) a very thorough Hermeneutics Quiz that I recommend to you all. Continue reading “Scot McKnight’s Hermeneutics Quiz”