In response to Thabiti Anyabwile’s statement on Evangelicalism, and my subsequent comments on it, Stephen Watkinson weighs in on why he wants to keep the term evangelical.
Guy Davies review David Kingdon’s book, Children of Abraham. He helpfully highlights a few matters related to baptism in the post.
‘Re-conversion offers many evangelicals the emotional catharsis of acknowledging sin without the social shaming or awkwardness that comes when people who claim to be Christians acknowledge sin. If you weren’t really a Christian but you are now, wonderful! Enter into our joy. But if you actually are a Christian and you have to talk about sin that you’re not entirely sure how to address, well, how close should we stand next to you? How contagious is it?’
This was very helpful. Short and inciteful.
Fair question: ‘Why do we pander and scramble to hear the famous, successful and beautiful people speak, when God’s glory is just waiting to be displayed by the sisters and brothers around us?’
Mercy ministry is well and good, but we have to make sure we do it well and good.
‘It’s a statement I hear from time to time: I don’t care what people think of me! Some people seem to think it is some sort of noble virtue to not care at all what other people think of them. Even in the world of Conservative Evangelical online nonsense, the idea gets batted around from time to time.’