Joshua Heavin

On Dishonest Stands for the Truth – Christian Article

By Joshua Heavin Collin Hansen recently tweeted, “I’ve come to expect that many will lie about what I say and think. It’s part of the job for me and life for all of us in this fallen world. I don’t quite know what to make of the fact that almost all of the lying comes from professing Christians who know the truth.” Hansen’s lament is probably applicable across the political and ecclesial spectrum. What makes that uniquely tragic is that…

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Pragmatism and the Practice of Theology – Christian Article

By Joshua Heavin Several decades ago, missiologist Lesslie Newbigin wrote about our impulse towards pragmatism in the post-Christendom West: In discussions about the contemporary mission of the Church it is often said that the Church ought to address itself to the real questions which people are asking. That is to misunderstand the mission of Jesus and the mission of the Church. The world’s questions are not the questions which lead to life. What really needs to be said is that…

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