I just note an odd creeping "New York-centrism" amongst some Christians invested in "cultural engagement." — James K.A. Smith (@james_ka_smith) July 26, 2013 Are evangelicals committed to engaging with culture too focused on New York City? Like the first person to respond to Jamie Smith’s tweet noting “an odd creeping ‘New York-centrism,’” I immediately thought … More “New York-centrism” in Evangelical Cultural Engagement
I’ve blogged a couple of times about The King’s College (TKC), the conservative Christian school in Manhattan: in August 2011, contrasting the way that its then-president, Dinesh D’Souza, and long-time Bethel president Carl Lundquist talked about evangelical social and political engagement; and then in December 2012, asking if D’Souza’s resignation from TKC signaled evangelical depoliticization. … More Gregory Thornbury Named President of The King’s College
Are evangelical colleges and universities becoming more cautious about identifying themselves with political (not theological) conservatism? This month’s issue of Christianity Today features a brief story following up on the recent resignation of conservative pundit Dinesh D’Souza from the presidency of The King’s College (TKC), a conservative Christian school in New York City. Reporter Melissa … More The Depoliticization of Conservative Christian Colleges?