Trading the Culture War for the Kingdom: A Review of A Faith of Our Own

Jonathan Merritt grew up a child of the Religious Right. His father is a former president of the Southern Baptist Convention, and he attended Jerry Falwell's Liberty University. Growing up, he says, he assumed that being faithful to Jesus meant defeating liberals. As he grew into young adulthood, however, he realized that there were Christians … Continue reading Trading the Culture War for the Kingdom: A Review of A Faith of Our Own

Cultural Identity and the War on Christmas

I've been thinking about the War on Christmas recently. The War on Christmas, in case you are blessed enough to have not heard of it, is the debate over whether to have a specific celebration of Christmas or a generic celebration of various holidays this time of year. It includes the question of whether to … Continue reading Cultural Identity and the War on Christmas