Archive for July, 2013

The 3 Best Books On Environmental Stewardship

Environment on July 30th, 2013 2 Comments

Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things, by William McDonough and Michael Braungart. Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature, by Janine Benyus The Upcycle: Beyond Sustainability–Designing for Abundance, by William McDonough and Michael Braungart.

The Vocation of The Intellectual: James Sire Explains What I Do For A Living

Religion on July 29th, 2013 2 Comments

For most of my career, people who work for churches and Christian ministries have never understood what it is I actually do for a living as an academic and research fellow. James Sire, however, gets it. I wish I could put the following quote as a disclaimer in everything I write so that those who [...]

Forging Men For The Kingdom: Legacy Conference 2013 Slides

Masculinity, Religion on July 25th, 2013 No Comments

Track: Manhood [Thursday, 10:15am-12:15pm] Forging Men for the Mission of the Kingdom -Anthony Bradley (@DrAntBradley) This workshop unpacks the biblical themes in stages of development from being a boy to becoming a God-made, Jesus-conformed man. We will explore God’s design for developing men during the following stages: initiation and transformation, determination, the consolidation men as [...]

POTUS is right about the black experience

Politics on July 20th, 2013 2 Comments

President Obama is right in his reminding America what it means to be black in America. I spent several years being called the “N” word and racially slurred by Calvinists and some in the PCA. You can read about my experience here. Like the President said, “those sets of experiences informs” how we talk about [...]

How Evangelicals Can Learn About the Black Experience

Uncategorized on July 20th, 2013 No Comments

A white evangelical recently asked me if there were any “Christian books” to help him learn about the black experience. My recommendation was to skip the books and actually have some black friends as peers (esp. from the the black church tradition) and the kind that won’t allow you to rest in your socio-cultural assumptions [...]

What do evangelicals mean by “cultural engagement?”

Religion on July 18th, 2013 20 Comments

I Googled “cultural engagement” and this was the first image that popped up. I have no idea what it means. In fact, I’m not sure what evangelical means by “cultural engagement.” They use that term a lot but I’m not really sure what they mean by it. What does “engage” mean and what is “culture,” [...]

What muted and sidelined the Presbyterian voice in religion and society?

Religion, Uncategorized on July 9th, 2013 10 Comments

I’m returning to a question I asked last summer but with a slightly different angle. Last summer, I asked what happened to popular Presbyterianism in a world where the Calvinist resurgence is almost entirely Baptist and non-denominational. In the 1980s and 1990s when I was first introduced to Reformed theology three names dominated the seen [...]

Why I Ask Questions: What Is Research In Religious Studies?

Religion on July 8th, 2013 No Comments

At least once or twice a year I am asked about the nature of my questions regarding evangelicalism. There seems to be some confusion about the nature of my vocation so I thought it might be good to post this reminder. I am first and foremost a researcher in religious studies. In particular, I study [...]

The Life-Cycle of The Newbigin, Missional Model: About 20 years?

Religion on July 6th, 2013 4 Comments

The Village Church, an 18-year-old missional PCA church in the Village in New York City, closed its doors for good a few months ago on April 7th. This is a plant of Redeemer Presbyterian Church (PCA) in New York. These comments are from Rev. Scott Sherman (one of the founding pastors): Scot Sherman May 8, [...]