Kids and the Kingdom

It’s wonderful to be a father. I always suspected as much, but there are some things in life you just have to experience in order to truly understand. Sure, being a parent is hard work. You learn to die to your wants and to put your spouse and kid(s) ahead of yourself. You sleep less,Continue reading “Kids and the Kingdom”

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Questions about Getting Saved in America

In “Getting Saved in America: Conversion Event in a Pluralistic Culture,” Bill Leonard outlines the history of the salvation conversion experience in the American context, more specifically the history of the eastern “evangelical protestant”[1] conversion experience. Tracing the event from its Puritan beginnings in the New World to its current usage among American church people,Continue reading “Questions about Getting Saved in America”

Converts, Clones, and Disciples

In “Converts, Clones and Disciples”, Bill Leonard outlines and describes the basic history of Christian conversion in the American evangelical context. Tracing the history of the conversion experience from its American origins in New England Puritans through the Great Awakenings and Nineteenth Century transformation, Leonard outlines five modern approaches to conversion that are employed inContinue reading “Converts, Clones, and Disciples”

PRV2: General Responses

This post is part of our ongoing series examining Protestant Reactions to Vatican II. Having briefly noted a history of the council and some of the historical and methodological problems associated with this study, we may now turn to the Protestant reactions to the Second Vatican Council. Here we examine several areas of engagement: BroadContinue reading “PRV2: General Responses”