I have posted an interview with Phillip Johnson over at Politics and Christianity. Go on over there to find out how Phil Responded to the following questions:
1. I have on occasion referred to you as the internet’s most famous Phil, to differentiate you from some other Phil Johnson’s. To help readers understand how you became the internet’s most famous Phil, can you explain the genesis of Pyromaniacs?
2. Regarding “politics” and Christianity, WWSS (What Would Spurgeon Say)?
3. Some months ago you wrote “evangelicalism right now is at least as much in need of Reformation as Medieval Roman Catholicism was before Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the door of the castle church.” Does this have implications for Christian efforts to reform and inform the cultural milieu? Do you think we must get our own house in order before we encourage Christian involvement in politics, government and public policy?
4. There is a reason why the word “political” prefaces political correctness. Do you think that if would be fair to say that a salient pragmatism and a twisted understanding of tolerance has resulted in a form of civil religion that is infecting Evangelicalism? Should we be concerned? What should we do about it?
5. You have written about the left-leaning politics of the emerging church and quote Scot McKnight who characterizes them as “a latte-drinking, backpack-lugging, Birkenstock-wearing group of 21st-century, left-wing, hippie wannabes. Put directly, they are Democrats.” Do you think this is another example of the emerging church asking the right questions but arriving at the wrong answers?
6. You make available a couple of audio downloads on postmodernism and the emerging church movement. Are there other resources on the emerging church to which you would point us?
7. What are you currently reading? Can can you recommend a few books that would help us to have a more Biblical understanding of the intersection of politics and Christianity?
8. And, Is it really true that your beagle Wrigley always agrees with you?