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Asking The No-No Question

June 8, 2020

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Theologian John Jefferson Davis asks the question few dare ask — “Is the COVID 19 virus a judgement from God?” — with at least two twists. First, he refuses to shame the curious. He even says: “That’s a fair and appropriate question.” How novel. Many supposedly sophisticated Christians — including evangelicals — poo-poo the query […]

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Living Through Saturday

April 11, 2020

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Our presuppositions — plagues are a thing of the past — have been strewn on the floor.

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Readings from Hebrews 10 on Good Friday

April 10, 2020

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Is Grandma worth the price?

March 29, 2020

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Hear the resurgence of Social Darwinism, a discredited 19th-century ideology that baptized rivalry.

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Human Predators & Innocents

December 28, 2019

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Herod’s life testified to power’s dehumanization.

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Barth’s Advent Message

December 11, 2019

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The message of Advent about the coming of the light requires that we become people of Advent

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How To Talk To An Angry Calvinist

October 22, 2019

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An especially surly brand of Calvinism has throttled American evangelical Christianity in recent years.

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Remaining Sanguine In A World of Rage

August 27, 2019

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The question of the hour: How do we stay focused in the era of trolls and beat-red faces?

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Cracks In The Foundation: Why American Evangelical Christianity Soured

July 13, 2019

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My name was lit up in lights last month with a 3,000-word article published on The Anxious Bench over at Patheos. I trace the devolution of American evangelical Christianity to the heart of the mid-twentieth century evangelical resurgence, supposedly before political partisans hijacked the movement. In fact, the partisans were already there, paving the way […]

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Seeking Social Ethicist; MBA Required

June 26, 2019

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Jerry Falwell, Jr., is making life impossible for recovering sarcasm addicts.

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