By Matt Boulter In the spirit of full disclosure, let me put my cards on the table. I grew up in a conservative, white, evangelical home in West Texas in the 1970s and 80s. I went on mission trips with my So... Read More...
I am going to make my case for a Christianity that is not defensive and does not subject itself to perpetual revision in order to keep up with the demands of a culture that despises the Christian faith anyway.
From its beginning, conservatism has been against things and for things. It is not an inexplicable series of reactions.
Adjudicating discipline and orthodoxy in the divided churches is profoundly complicated, especially for the “inferior” and “weaker” member-communities of the body.
That Carlson remains a part of the Episcopal Church — and could even be its most famous member — is illustrative in a few ways.