One of the most influential evangelical voices in America chronicles what it has meant for him to spend the past half century as a "restless evangelical"--a way of maintaining his identity in an age when many claim the label "evangelical"...
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One of the most influential evangelical voices in America chronicles what it has meant for him to spend the past half century as a "restless evangelical"--a way of maintaining his identity in an age when many claim the label "evangelical" has become so politicized that it is no longer viable. Richard Mouw candidly reflects on wrestling with traditional evangelical beliefs over the years and shows that although his mind has changed in some ways, his core beliefs have not. He contends that we should hold on to the legacy that has enriched evangelicalism in the past. The Christian life in its healthiest form, says Mouw, is always a matter of holding on to essentials while constantly moving on along paths that we can walk in faithfulness only by seeking the continuing guidance of the light of God's Word. As Mouw affirms the essentials of the evangelical faith, he helps a new generation see the wisdom embodied in them.
Richard J. Mouw (Ph.D., University of Chicago) has served as president of Fuller Theological Seminary since 1993, after having served the seminary for four years as provost and senior vice president. A philosopher, scholar, and author, Mouw joined the faculty of Fuller Theological Seminary as professor of Christian philosophy and ethics in 1985. Before coming to Fuller he served for 17 years as professor of philosophy at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He has also served as a visiting professor at the Free University in Amsterdam.
He has been an editor of the Reformed Journal and has served on many editorial boards, including currently Books and Culture. He is the author of 17 books, including The God Who Commands; When the Kings Come Marching In; The Smell of Sawdust; He Shines in All Thats Fair: Culture and Common Grace,;Calvinism in the Las Vegas Airport, and most recently, Praying at Burger King.
Mouw serves as a panelist in the online forum On Faith offered by Newsweek and the Washington Post. In 2007 Princeton Theological Seminary awarded Mouw the Abraham Kuyper Prize for Excellence in Reformed Theology and Public Life.
- One Of The Most Influential Evangelical Voices In America Chronicles What It Has Meant For Him To Spend The Past Half Century As A "restless Evangelical"--a Way Of Maintaining His Identity In An Age When Many Claim The Label "evangelical" Has Become So Politicized That It Is No Longer Viable. Richard Mouw Candidly Reflects On Wrestling With Traditional Evangelical Beliefs Over The Years And Shows That Although His Mind Has Changed In Some Ways, His Core Beliefs Have Not. He Contends That We Should Hold On To The Legacy That Has Enriched Evangelicalism In The Past. The Christian Life In Its Healthiest Form, Says Mouw, Is Always A Matter Of Holding On To Essentials While Constantly Moving On Along Paths That We Can Walk In Faithfulness Only By Seeking The Continuing Guidance Of The Light Of God's Word. As Mouw Affirms The Essentials Of The Evangelical Faith, He Helps A New Generation See The Wisdom Embodied In Them.