Christian Controverser: What is the purported appeal of the NZ New Conservatives political party?

First published on Christian Controverser The New Conservative Party is not really new. They are an existing party that was formerly led by Colin Craig (jokingly called CCCP by some) that receives a considerable amount of support from right wing Christian groups in NZ. The (New) Conservatives claim that they are not a Christian based… Continue reading Christian Controverser: What is the purported appeal of the NZ New Conservatives political party?

Christian Controverser: Dispensationalism In Depth [1]: Introduction

First published on Christian Controverser Dispensationalism, and variants of it. are easily among the most controversial theologies within the evangelical Christian church over past centuries. But as we know already from our studies, much of what is taught under dispensationalism is a kind of fortune or future telling which has been shown repeatedly to have… Continue reading Christian Controverser: Dispensationalism In Depth [1]: Introduction

Christian Controverser: Dispensationalism In Depth [2]: A Peculiarly American Theology

First published on Christian Controverser Our reckoning of dispensationalism as a predominantly American school of theological thought is mostly supported by anecdotal knowledge rather than research. Nevertheless, Stephen Sizer (writing in Donaldson, 2011) draws particular attention to the predominance of dispensationalist belief and practice upon the US church. As he notes, “[many] evangelical, charismatic and… Continue reading Christian Controverser: Dispensationalism In Depth [2]: A Peculiarly American Theology