Category Archives: Theological Liberalism

Embarrassed by Christ

Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me. -Matt 25:40 “Who is my mother, and who are my brothers?” And stretching out his hand toward … Continue reading

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Preying on Historical Ignorance

So did you know that Christians have only opposed abortion for about 40 years? Yeah. Neither do I. Neither does anyone else familiar with Church history. But I had recently seen the view expressed in a tweet without thinking too much … Continue reading

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When Devotionals Attack

I have a confession to make: I’ve never been a big fan of devotionals. As instructional material, I usually find them both shallow and unnecessarily flowery. As inspirational material, they usually feel emotionally manipulative. And as material that is supposed … Continue reading

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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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