Several bloggers I know and like are in the midst of an interesting policy debate about the government subsidizing people’s decision to have children. I’m happy to stand back and watch that one, but I do want to take on my friend Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry’s unqualified enthusiasm for having more [...]
I remember rather vividly the moment that I decided I never wanted to sing another contemporary praise and worship song again. Back in the church that my wife and I call home — the church in which we were married, where many of our close friends still fill the pews every Sunday — reading the [...]
Yesterday, it happened. A student hit me with the question that many educators dread, “When are we ever going to use this in life?”
I love this question. I don’t dread it at all. I eat it up.
I had just shown my freshman composition class part two of the incredible “Everything is a Remix” [...]
I haven’t had time to review Simon Critchley’s The Faith of the Faithless because I haven’t had time to finish reading it amid my endless cascade of texts and trying to read the prequel, Infinitely Demanding. I’m pretty confident, based on the first chapter and the strength of Infinitely [...]
Surely you’ve heard by now about John Piper’s latest comments concerning Christianity and masculinity (spoiler alert: “God has given Christianity a masculine feel”). A few people have noticed, us included, that Piper seems to be the more authoritative voice behind the more shoot-from-the-hip Mark Driscoll. This week in my column at Patheos, I created [...]
With the Super Bowl coming up this weekend, looking back at the biggest football story of the year and its effect on religious discourse.
I was a bit out of the loop as Tim Tebow rocketed his way to “America’s Most Popular Athlete” status. My wife and I cancelled our cable TV last [...]
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