My series on the heresies of American evangelicalism has come to an end, so in the interest of making it accessible to all, here is a table of contents with links to all the posts. I may expand the series as the need to address issues in American Christianity arises. Let me remind my readers that this series is not intended to condemn the church but to prod it toward maturity in the faith. We live in an age in which the line between piety and idolatry is very thin indeed. We must be diligent in weeding out “everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles” (Heb. 12:1), but never at the expense of Christian charity toward all, especially toward those with whom we most disagree. Toward that end, I offer this series in the hope that churches in America will proclaim the gospel with clarity and integrity.
The intention of this series was to examine the essential dogmatic loci as they are popularly articulated or implicitly understood in American evangelical churches. By no means have I exhausted every facet of the problem in each locus; instead I stuck to one major issue that seemed readily apparent. For example, I discussed the doctrine of the Trinity in Part II, but not the attributes of God or the doctrine of election, to name two other areas of importance. Much less have I have examined all of the loci worth addressing in such a series. Perhaps I will offer further reflections in the future.
The Heresies of American Evangelicalism
- Part I: Introduction
- Part II: The Doctrine of God — a less-than-fully triune God
- Part III: Christology — a docetic Christ
- Part IV: Soteriology — a pelagian soteriology
- Part V: Holy Scripture — a docetic-propositional Bible
- Part VI: Eschatology — a gnostic eschatology
- Part VII: Ecclesiology — nationalism, or depoliticized discipleship