The Idolatry of Ideology

It was the spring of 2009, and I was visiting my friends Neal and Danielle in Massachusetts. They both had to work one day, so I decided to go to Cambridge on my own and take a look around Harvard. While I was there, I felt the irresistible pull of a used bookstore and found Political … Continue reading The Idolatry of Ideology

Book Review: The Empty Promises of Idolatry

It's easy to assume that idolatry is not an issue in the lives of most modern Western Christians. Polytheism isn't a struggle you hear anyone talk about, and we tend to not physically bow down in front of idols. But idolatry is alive and well. Nashville pastor Pete Wilson explores modern idols in his second … Continue reading Book Review: The Empty Promises of Idolatry

Book Review: My Imaginary Jesus (and yours, too)

Everyone has an imaginary Jesus. Whether it is Liberal Social Services Jesus, Conservative Truth-Telling Jesus, Political Jesus, Gay Jesus, Legalist Jesus, or some other Jesus, we all (both Christians and non-Christians) tend to make Jesus in our own image. We project our own cultural and personal biases onto him so that he doesn't challenge us, … Continue reading Book Review: My Imaginary Jesus (and yours, too)