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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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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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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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The Left-wing Blind Spot: Abortion

February 4, 2019

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Maybe I’ll get over it, but my own progressive political leanings now conjure images of lukewarm Sanka and my party affiliation thrills me as much as Olympic curling.

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When Bossy Alphas Hijack A Faith

August 20, 2018

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I’ve been writing a book, tentatively entitled The Intimidator’s Club, that wrestles with the question: “What do I do when the river that swept me into the life of Christ now empties into a toxic morass?”

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Does Jesus Love Smog?

February 22, 2018

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Billy Graham was not a leading environmentalist, of course, but his brand of pre-politicized evangelicalism made room for biologists, physicists, and atmospheric scientists. He, along with other evangelicals like Francis Schaeffer, didn’t find them threatening. 

 

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A Living Anachronism Helps Kill Children

February 20, 2018

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Our debate over gun regulation dances around the obvious: The fears and assumptions of a previous century reach into ours, groping like an alien’s fingers until they find us and strangle us.

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Lives Sacrificed On An Altar of Cliches

February 15, 2018

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So here we go again: An assault rifle designed for war is used to snuff out innocent lives. And, again, we feel paralyzed. Our political leaders defy the predominant will of gun owners, let alone the majority of citizens, in their quest to channel the NRA’s cash flow into their campaign coffers.

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