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January 2, 2020

It is time for the grandfather in me to stand up for Greta Thunberg as I did earlier for Emma Gonzalez. For those not attuned to the news, Greta Thunberg is a climate activist from Sweden who recently spoke at the United Nations. She is the 2019 Time Magazine Person of...

December 23, 2019

When one steps on an idol, one can expect fireworks. So when Christianity Today advocated for the impeachment of President Donald Trump, the blogoshpere erupted with volcanic fury. Evangelical spokesmen and thought leaders doubled-down on all sides of the debate for an...

November 24, 2019

In a post-Christian society, old questions are framed in new ways. Historically, the problem of evil is a major barrier to thoughtful Christian belief. It is given major attention in Christian apologetics. The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy states the problem like...

November 8, 2019

One wonders today whether one can do Veteran’s Day without politicized jingoism. Today support for the military, the flag, and patriotism has itself become a culture war battlefield. Public affirmations of patriotism today seem to border on religious idolatry. A Christ...

September 24, 2019

The American church is not immune from global forces in spite of the presumed American exceptionalism. We’d be wise to keep an eye on the big picture—in this case the drop in Christians in New Zealand and the collapse of 40 low-cost airlines in Europe.

At one level thes...

August 27, 2019

“Life, like driving in Ireland, would be so much easier with more signs and a lot more difficult without any. And like driving in Ireland, I long for more assurance from God. But can I truly say I do not have enough? Isn’t it my unrealistic expectations (and grumbling)...

August 10, 2019

He stood out in a room of forty balding pastors. Most were old and graying with the settled paunch of a largely inactive lifestyle. He was young, covered in long pink hair, with “Black Lives Matter” emblazoned on his T-shirt. Sitting on the front row, it was clear that...

August 2, 2019

Can “White” People Be Saved? Triangulating Race, Theology, and Mission, edited by Love L. Sechrest, Johnny Ramírez-Johnson, and Amos Yong / IVP Academic Missiological Engagements Series, 2018

In the United States, Black men are far more likely to be hassled by law enfor...

July 26, 2019

Many “religious nones” have settled as atheists on their spiritual journey. Christians do not often respect this decision. Yet there is often more intellectual honesty and emotional health in these emerging unbelievers than is common among the average member of the eva...

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