Current Theme | November 2022

Engaging Evangelicalism

We ponder the past to decipher the present. For the last one hundred years, evangelicals in America have been defining and redefining themselves. Whether from Scripture, or against society, or by combining Christ and culture, various strands in evangelicalism have emerged. Without being exhaustive, we will consider the last one hundred years in order to help modern “evangelicals” stand in the truth and proclaim the whole counsel of God in the present.

Table of Contents

The State of the American Evangelical Church

By Stephen Wellum • Concise Article • November 1, 2022
If 100 Evangelicals took a basic theology test, how many of them would pass? The answer? Call the fire station, because our house is officially on fire.

“What Would Francis Schaeffer Say to Today’s Evangelical Church?” Reading • Ranald Macaulay

By Ranald Macaulay
Two words: "true Truth". . . and the rivers of implications that flow from this mighty waterfall. Hear what Schaeffer would say from his own son-in-law, Ranald Macaulay.

What Would Francis Schaeffer Say to Today’s Evangelical Church?

By Ranald Macaulay
Two words: "true Truth". . . and the rivers of implications that flow from this mighty waterfall. Read what Schaeffer would say from his own son-in-law, Ranald Macaulay.

What Is Faith? How J. Gresham Machen’s Call for Doctrine Informs a Century of Evangelicalism

By Paul Kjoss Helseth
When the new Ligonier Survey shows that there's something rotten in the pantry, J. Gresham Machen speaks from the past and tells us how to recognize and remove what no longer belongs.

“What Would Francis Schaeffer Say to Today’s Evangelical Church?” Interview • Ranald Macaulay, Stephen Wellum, David Schrock

By Ranauld Macaulay, Stephen Wellum, David Schrock • Interview • November 7, 2022
Listen to Ranald Macaulay (Francis Schaeffer's son-in-law), Stephen Wellum, and David Schrock as they discuss Schaeffer, evangelicalism, and of course, true truth.

Evangelicalism in the 1940s and 1950s

By Jeff Straub • Concise Article • November 7, 2022
How did Christian evangelicalism split with fundamentalism, and what did the evangelicals go on to do? Read and learn about the roots of a movement and some of its key leaders.

Reflections on Evangelicalism in the 1960s–1970s

By Fred G. Zaspel • Concise Article • November 9th
What year did TIME magazine list as "the Year of the Evangelical," what is the ICBI, and what seminary began during this time? Learn about the shaping influence of these decades for Evangelicalism.

A Reflection upon Pragmatic Evangelicalism in the 1970s

By C. Berry Driver • Concise Article • November 11th
Does a person just need to "let go and let God" to reach the victorious Christian life? Is the Christian an eagle among turkeys, only held back by his "miserable sinner" mentality?

Evangelicalism, Whence and Where?

By Brad Green • Longform Essay • November 14th
Where has Evangelicalism come from, and where is it going? Join Brad Green on his personal journey into the movement, and learn some roots, fruits, and lessons along the way.

“Evangelicalism, Whence and Where?” Reading • Brad Green

By Brad Green • Podcast • November 14th
Where has Evangelicalism come from, and where is it going? Join Brad Green on his personal journey into the movement, and learn some roots, fruits, and lessons along the way.

Evangelicalism in the 1970s and 80s—Scripture’s Inerrancy and Errant Evangelicals (Part 1)

By Ardel Caneday • Concise Article • November 15th
What is the common thread between the "Battle For the Bible," "limited inerrancy," the "Year of the Evangelical," and two professing "born again" presidential candidates? The pivotal year that forever changed the Evangelical landscape.

Evangelicalism in the 1970s and 80s—Scripture’s Inerrancy and Errant Evangelicals (Part 2)

By Ardel Caneday • Concise Article • November 17th
What is the difference between "limited" and "full" inerrancy? Did God God inspire the human authors to write falsehoods as a form of divine accommodation?

The Bleeding of the Evangelical Church

By David Wells • Concise Article • November 18
David Wells spoke prophetically to the church in his day, and his voice still carries to our own. Read an excerpt from this important address.

Inerrancy and Its Impact on Evangelicalism: A Personal Reflection

By Tom Nettles • Concise Article • November 21
How did the larger battle over inerrancy decades ago affect the life of a seminary student who would eventually become one of the foremost baptist historians in our present day?

“Evangelicalism, Whence and Where?” Interview • Brad Green, Ardel Caneday, David Schrock

By Brad Green • Podcast Interview • November 21
What happens when three scholars/churchmen talk about 100 years of evangelicalism in 42 minutes? Listen in to this insightful and edifying conversation to find out!

My Two Decades among the Young, Restless, Reformed – Part 1

By Jeff Robinson • Concise Article • November 22
What was the YRR movement, and what was so sweet and happy about it? Read part one of a two-part series that praises and prods this unique movement.

My Two Decades among the Young, Restless, Reformed – Part 2

By Jeff Robinson • Concise Article • November 22
What is the YRR movement, and what is concerning about its current state? Read part two of a two-part series that praises and prods this unique movement.

Black Liberation Theology and Woke Christianity

By Samuel Sey • Concise Article • November 28
What's the difference between black Liberation Theology and Woke Christianity? And how did Calvinism find a way into the mix?

Evangelical Theological Society (ETS) Roundtable: Ardel Caneday, Brad Green, Trent Hunter, David Schrock, and Steve Wellum

By Ardel Caneday, Brad Green, Trent Hunter, David Schrock, and Steve Wellum • Podcast Discussion • November 28
What is the Evangelical Theological Society, why was it started, and what purpose does it have today? Listen to a team of Christ Over All contributors give their thoughts on the good, the bad, and the ugly of what is likely the largest regular gathering of evangelical scholars in the world.

November Intermission: From the Good Works of Evangelicalism to the Good News of Christmas

By David Schrock • Concise Article • November 29
As we transition from the history of Evangelicalism in November to Christology in December, we have two, thirteen, and three things to be thankful for—and these beside all we have in Christ! See the recap of this past month along with a preview of the final month of 2022.

Upcoming

At Christmas, Preach Christology

By David Schrock • Concise Article • Coming December 5

Emmanuel (God with Us), Even Now

By K.J. Drake • Concise Article • Coming December 6

Faith to Know the Triune God

By Keith Goad • Concise Article • Coming December 7

Hebrews 1: A Glimpse into Jesus’s Greatness

By Thomas R. Schreiner • Concise Article • Coming December 9

Putting Everything Under His Feet: Structure and Meaning in Hebrews 2:5–9

By Jim Hamilton • Concise Article • Coming December 12

The Holy Spirit in Relation to Christ

By Kyle Claunch • Concise Article • Coming December 14

A Chalcedonian Christmas

By Michael WIlkinson • Concise Article • Coming December 16

Incarnation Versus Excarnation in Culture and Church

By P. Andrew Sandlin • Longform Essay • Coming December 19

The Christ of Christmas: a Textual Reflection

By Trent Hunter • Concise Article • Coming December 20

Jesus the Man, Jesus the Redeemer

By Brad Green • Concise Article • Coming December 21

The Humility of Christ: Philippians 2:6-11

By Alex Tibbott • Concise Article • Coming December 26

Give Diamonds, Not Coal: Why Prosopological Exegesis is Not the Gift You Are Looking For

By Michael Carlino • Concise Article • Coming December 28

Ten Truths About the Incarnation

By Steve Wellum • Concise Article • Coming December 30

December Intermission: Christ Over All Year One

By David Schrock • Concise Article • Coming December 31