“Easier For People To Be Good”: Ten Theses on the Bible, Poverty, and Justice

Peter Maurin and Dorothy Day wrote about building “that kind of society where it is easier for people to be good”. While Maurin and Day were very much against statism (PDF) and would probably disagree with a number of the...

/ November 8, 2018

7 Theses on Christians and Politics for Election Day

When it comes to discussing questions of politics, Christians can take several different approaches. A safe and sometimes reasonable strategy is to put a moratorium on such conversations in Bible studies, small groups, and other church functions for the simple...

/ November 6, 2018

And Who Is My Neighbor?

The Bible tells Christians to love their neighbors as they love themselves. But who is their neighbor? The man next door? Yes. The people who live across town? Surely. Those who live in another part of their country? Okay. People...

/ November 2, 2018

In Praise of Uncertainty

Imagine that you are a young man and one day your father commands you to find the donkeys that have wandered off, like poor young Saul was commanded to do in 1 Samuel. How will you do this? To find the...

/ November 1, 2018
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Mere Fidelity: Procreation, For and Against

Derek and Alastair put Matt through the trauma of a second dissertation defense, as they together discuss the reasons why we procreate and the reasons we might choose not to. If you’re interested in supporting the show financially, you can...

/ October 31, 2018

A New Kind of Theological Master’s Degree

By Fred Sanders Biola is launching a new master’s degree, with the first class starting in fall 2019. It’s the Master of Arts, Classical Theology, and it’s a Talbot School of Theology degree, in cooperation with Torrey Honors Institute. I...

/ October 30, 2018

Book Review: C. S. Lewis on the Christian Life by Joe Rigney

In his book on Thomas Aquinas, the great German philosopher Josef Pieper notes that what sets Thomas apart is not his originality. It is his perfection. He then goes on to develop the distinction between the two in a striking...

/ October 29, 2018
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Mere Fidelity: Walking through Infertility

Matthew Arbo is the director of the Center for Faith and Public Life at Oklahoma Baptist University and the author of Walking through Infertility: Biblical, Theological, and Moral Counsel for those who are Struggling. He joins us to talk about his...

/ October 24, 2018
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Does the Bible Teach About Race?

By Nathan Cartagena Many Christian denominations and para-church organizations are championing the need for racial reconciliation within the Church. The Presbyterian Church of America, for example, is promoting several initiatives to this end, including a detailed committee-report on race and...

/ October 24, 2018

The Public Square Is about Parenting

Lukianoff, Greg and Jonathan Haidt. The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure. New York: Penguin Press, 2018. 338 pp. $28.00 One of the funniest memories I have from...

/ October 22, 2018