The dual-career couple

The dual-career couple

Read this in 1 min “In almost half the two-parent households in the United States (compared with 31% in 1970), both parents work full-time. Still, companies struggle to anticipate and mitigate the effects on their talent pipelines…. The crux of the problem is that companies tend to have fixed paths to leadership roles, with set tours of duty and long-held …

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[2] Hodge’s Cultural Context

[2] Hodge’s Cultural Context

Read this in 5 mins Posts in the Series “Slaveholder Religion?” “Hodge’s Cultural Contexts” Summary In my last post, I laid out my thesis concerning Charles Hodge and 19th Century slavery. It is, in brief, that Hodge is popularly misconstrued as pro-slavery. My research has led me to characterize Hodge as a third way between abolitionists and pro-slavery Southerners. He accepted …

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Slaveholder Religion?

Slaveholder Religion?

Read this in 4 mins Background Several recent books have argued that (American) evangelical Christianity is “slaveholder religion.” That is to say, it is a form of Christianity that developed in a way that accommodated the peculiar institution of American chattel slavery. This assertion is used not just to critique our evangelical past, but to impugn evangelical theological method as fundamentalist and necessarily complicit …

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The decline of attractional church

The decline of attractional church

Read this in 2 mins You remember peak oil, right? For those who don’t it is “the hypothetical point in time when the global production of oil reaches its maximum rate, after which production will gradually decline” (via: Wikipedia). According to Tim Challies we may have reached the peak of the attractional church model with Ed Young’s sermon series “Wrastlin’”: …

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One election away from…what?

One election away from…what?

Read this in 3 mins A timely word for evangelicals and progressives A word of warning to evangelical Christians At a recent event President Trump warned that we evangelicals are “one election away from losing everything.” Doubling down, he added that should the GOP lose in the November election evangelicals ought to expect that violence will be perpetrated against us. …

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