Category: Heat to Light

Pastors’ Equipping Series: A Sample Sermon on Critical Race Theory

Updated: See the summary explainer article at The Stream! Critical race theory: Could you preach on it in church? Teach it in a small group? How would you approach it? Should you even address it in church? That last question calls for a definite answer yes. It’s too influential,...

Heat to Light: Our Lost Moral High Ground, and How to Begin Reclaiming It

Remember when Christianity held the moral high ground? Maybe not. Depends on how long you’ve been around. It sure isn’t the case now, at least not in the minds of many of our contemporaries. (This post accompanies the Thinking Christian Podcast of the same title.) I’m talking perception here,...

Moving From Heat to Light: Worldviews in Conflict

(You can listen to this blog post here.) Cultural conflict doesn’t come from just nowhere. Ours has been building for a while. The intensity of it comes out of Westerners’ incredibly diverse worldviews, our way of seeing reality. For much of European history most people shared a more-or-less common...

Heat to Light 2: Grace and Truth

(This post accompanies my latest podcast, Episode 2-2, Grace and Truth in Heat-to-Light Conversations.) I’m continuing today with my extended series on “Heat to Light: From Cultural Conflict to Spiritual Transformation.” (That title is still a bit in flux, but it’ll settle in soon enough.) Here’s where we’re heading...