By now you’ve no doubt heard that the Christian corner of the internet blew up over the weekend over Rob Bell’s upcoming book, Love Wins, a galley of which has been resting untouched on my desk for several weeks. If you’re just now tuning in, my friend Sarah Bailey at Christianity Today has [...]
Recently, I had the opportunity to appear as a guest on ABC News’ religion talk show “Focus on Faith.” We talked about the protests in Egypt, jumping off from my recent Patheos column, then on to the controversy over the Lara Logan criticism, and finally we talked about [...]
Today, the undercovered story of the 2010 midterm elections became clear: Americans have elected the most politically and theologically fundamentalist House of Representatives in modern history. When Tea Partiers insisted their goal was attacking the deficit and government spending they weren’t lying. But when they submerged their long histories of social conservative activism—some [...]
Focus on the Family’s community action affiliate Citizen Link issued a statement yesterday to “pray hard” for Justin Beiber, after he answered a question about sex before marriage from Rolling Stone in this way, “I think you [...]
I have fond memories of reading Charisma magazine with my mother when I was a child. I remember her reading me stories of miracles and revivals happening all around the world. Vaguely, those memories of reading the only magazine (besides Readers’ Digest) that my parents subscribed to are tied to my earliest hopes about being [...]
Last week, Timothy Dalrymple, editor of the Evangelical Portal at Patheos.com invited me to join his team as a weekly columnist. I agreed, and this morning marks the launch of “In Progress,” my weekly column, which will be published every Wednesday.
This week I wrote about the tendency among Christians to [...]
I really appreciate the response from readers and friends over the past week or so since I wrote my last piece, “Two Deaths, and an Unfortunate Connection.” There have been many passionate and intelligent reactions in the comment section, my email inbox, and at other websites. One such response came from my friend and [...]
A recent post by Ann Friedman at The Atlantic argues that there is a dearth of social connections and supports available to men:
Anecdotally, this rings true. The women I know maintain much closer friendships with each other (more regular contact, more likely to share intimate details and ask for each other’s help, more physical [...]
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