A couple of days ago, at The American Scene, Wheaton professor Alan Jacobs took Andrew Sullivan to task on his recent remarks about “Christianists,” a term he often uses to describe the Christian right, but which, more generally applied, refers to people who fuse “politics and religion for the advancement of political goals.” […]
The New York Times published an article yesterday by Erik Eckholm that investigates the challenges that unmarried evangelical seminary graduates face when looking for a pastoral position. Bluntly: It ain’t happening.
My favorite part of the article, however, is the way it highlights how American evangelicals are so motivated by the construct of […]
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 […]
Today is a bad day. Two powerful blasts of bad news damn near knocked me off my feet, coming as they did within minutes of each other. Two deaths, and an unfortunate connection.
A good friend of mine from high school passed away last night. We haven’t had much contact since graduating; we reconnected on […]
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