Rob Barrett, TCF Director of Fellows and Forums, has recently contributed a post to the Blog for Political Theology. Offender, Victim, or Teacher? Seeing through the Eyes of the Powerless invites Christians to develop new ways of seeing – particularly as regards our care for the “least among us.” Take a look!
A recent ad for a cell company data plan launches with the claim, “The miraculous is everywhere!” Vivid, dynamic images flash across the screen, reminding the viewer of the wonder on display all around. A phone snaps pictures and links friends and family – happy viewers who share in the delight and amazement. If our [...]
The results of a recent Barna poll come as something of a surprise: the majority of Protestant pastors polled report some degree of uncertainty about their position on the creation/evolution debate. Many of them do, undoubtedly, hold a specific view on the issue – but they claim to hold it with uncertainty. TCF friend Todd [...]
This month’s conversation at respectfulconversation.net on American Evangelicalism grapples with the difficult questions of the exclusivity of the Christian faith. Contributors were invited to write about the significance and role in Evangelicalism of ‘preaching the gospel, sharing the faith, and reaching out to the lost.’ Throughout the series, the topics of evangelism, pluralism, and questions [...]
Discussion on the first topic in the American Evangelicalism series is coming to a close. Eighteen different writers have weighed in with their thoughts on Evangelicalism and the Broader Christian Tradition. Commenting is still open, so do take the time to catch up on any of the pieces you may have missed. There’s a surprising breadth of perspective and thoughtful [...]
Do you remember life without the internet? Picking up a newspaper on your front step in the morning, or paging through a hardbound cookbook looking for a recipe for dinner? What it was like to read maps without little blue dots helpfully pointing out that “you are here”? Writing a letter, longhand, and licking the [...]
A new article by TCF Senior Fellow James K.A. Smith, “Hitting the Pause Button,” encourages readers to slow down and consider the formative impact of the technological tools we choose to put to use. He writes: If technology is an expression of our creaturely vocation to create, then the question isn’t whether to employ technology, but how and which. [...]
As we at TCF work to promote charitable conversation, we try to pay close attention to the workings of language –how it tears down or builds up, how it can alienate or unite. Communication (both written and face-to-face) mediates our shared communion and forms the foundation of charitable interaction. Our very mission rests on the [...]