10 Key Events: Fundamentalism and Evangelicalism in 20th Century America
Justin Taylor, The Gospel Coalition
In 19th century North America, evangelicalism basically referred to a loosely associated, intradenominational coalition of Protestants who held to the basic reformational doctrines of sola fide [faith alone] and sola scriptura [Scripture alone], mediated through the revival experiences of the Great Awakenings.
Everybody to Pope Paul: Drop Dead
Anthony Esolen, The Catholic Thing
The pope knew that he was delivering a message that would dash some false hopes. He also knew that, in the newly seething sensualism of his times, it would be hard to move people even to understand what he was saying.
Making the Case for Makeup: In Which Calvin Defends Lip-Gloss
Derek Rishmawy, Christ & Pop Culture
Calvin and the Reformed tradition that followed after him clearly rejected the Platonic error that totally divorced body from soul. Indeed, he says that the glory of the Image also suffuses the body (Institutes, 1.15.3).
The Book of Common Prayer Is Still a Big Deal
Interview by Jordan Hylden, Christianity Today
Alan Jacobs explains why the nearly 500-year-old Anglican prayer book retains its influence, and why it should appeal even to (non-Anglican) evangelicals.