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The politics of evangelical identity

The politics of evangelical identity: Local churches and partisan divides in the USA and Canada by Lydia Bean explores why white evangelicals in the USA have developed a strongly Republican, 'conservative' political identity. She finds the answer in 'religious nationalism.' Click here for my review published in Evangelicals Now in February 2018 (PDF file).

City Church, Birmingham

It was great to meet old and new friends at City Church, Birmingham (UK) on 4th June 2017, and discuss The Jesus Candidate. Click here for a recording of the talk (16 minutes approx). The talk was given in a personal capacity and does not represent the views of City. Many thanks to City for this recording.

Living with Pluralism

On 25th March 2017 the author met the Evangelical Fellowship of Congregational Churches (EFCC) to discuss ‘Living in a Pluralistic Society.’

Pluralism says that all groups in society can and should enjoy equality before the law. Earlier generations could equate ‘pluralism’ with ‘tolerance’ – the various Christian denominations as well as non-Christian minorities were ‘tolerated’ from an accepted position of Christian pre-eminence. With ‘Christians’ fast becoming a social minority, this no longer works.

Looking at the bible and the history of church and state, Christians now need to make a fresh evaluation of the pluralistic society.

The talk will be published as a booklet by EFCC. Contact us for more information.

  • City Church, Birmingham

    The author will be speaking at City Church on Sunday, 4th June 2017 in Birmingham.

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