Category Archives: Theological Liberalism

The Church Needs to Teach Chastity Instead of Abstinence

I have a new piece over at The Federalist: That’s the problem with purity culture. It purports to be about saving sex for marriage, but the whole point of purity rings and abstinence is to refrain from sex while delaying … Continue reading

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Rejoicing In and Learning From the Deaths of Congregations

I’ve seen a lot of hand-wringing and sad faces about recent reports that 6,000 to 10,000 churches are dying every year in the US.  When Christians get downhearted upon seeing the magnitude of our decline, it’s important to remember two … Continue reading

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More on Theological Liberalism @ Issues Etc.

Issues Etc. was good enough to invite me back to talk about my last blog post.  You can listen to the interview here: 2182. The Theological Direction of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America – Matthew Cochran, 8/6/18

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Just Stay Ahead of the Wind

A gaggle of geese. A parliament of owls. A coven of ELCA Bishops? That’s certainly the impression I get from a recent interview for Religion News Service. In it, the ELCA’s newest batch of six female “bishops” discuss their goddess, … Continue reading

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Then We Can No Longer Refer to You as Christians

It seems that the Episcopal diocese of Washington D.C. has passed a resolution to no longer refer to God with masculine language. Their reasoning is the typical boilerplate for theological liberals: “Over the centuries our language and our understanding of … Continue reading

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Making Christianity Heresy Again

How many outfits is the corpse of Theological Liberalism going to wear before it finally stops twitching? Apparently the future of Christianity now rests on the collective backs of Woke Young People Trying to Make Christianity Cool Again according to … Continue reading

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On the Nashville Statement

If you haven’t already, you can and should read it here (it’s not long), but the summary is that its a statement drafted by The Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood that affirms orthodox Christian teaching on the current controversies … Continue reading

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If I Can’t Believe the Bible, No One Can!

It would seem that Bible believers are not really Bible believers according to “Progressive Christian” Chuck Queen. His charge is simple: No self-identified Bible believer actually believes the whole Bible — at least not in the way they claim to. … Continue reading

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Theological Liberalism is not Christianity (Reason #125)

A public service announcement because for some reason, people are still confused about the obvious. On their Facebook page, the author of the “sermon” clarified by reiterating how Jesus had a really bad idea, but it’s ok because he let … Continue reading

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40 Shades of Sentimentalism

Despite the wishful thinking of social justice warriors, the fight continues over marriage equality whether some Americans can force others to pretend that two men are married to each other. The quest to dominate hearts and minds goes on regardless … Continue reading

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