The Latino and Hispanic Voice in Global Christianity
This past weekend was the dedication of the Justo Gonzalez Center at Asbury Theological Seminary (Orlando). For those who may not know, Justo Gonzalez is the author of the multi-volume, A Story of Christianity, the premier survey of church history from a Latin American author. I read his church history volumes first in 1981, thirty […]
The Quiet Revival
Christianity Today reported a few years ago that eighty-five percent of the members of Yale University’s Campus Crusade for Christ chapter are Asian, whereas “the university’s Buddhist meditation meetings are almost exclusively attended by whites.”[1. “Go Figure,” Christianity Today 47, no. 7 (June 2003): 13.] There is an important lesson in this. It is often stated that […]
Is Mormonism a Cult or a Christian Denomination?
This past week there was a huge political flap about a Baptist minister named Robert Jeffries over his claim that Mormonism is a cult and that Mitt Romney should not be considered a Christian. The remark set off a firestorm because this was the ground for encouraging people to not vote for Mitt Romney. All […]
Never Read Your Bible Alone
The most recent edition of Christianity Today (Oct. 2011) highlights the issue of “How we read Scripture.” The front cover of the journal boldly declares, “How to Read the Bible.” There is a also a little callout on the cover which stands as a kind of subtitle, “Why leading evangelical scholars are arguing for a […]
What 21st century American Church Planters can learn from Church Planters in India.
One of the joys of my life has been the privilege of training young ministers of the Gospel in the USA and in India. Prior to coming to Asbury to serve as President, I taught at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary for 11 years, and, prior to that, Toccoa Falls College in Georgia. One of the biggest differences […]