Month: July 2017

book-reviews

Book Review: The Evangelicals by Frances FitzGerald

I’m pleased to publish this book review by my friend Kyle Williams. Last year eighty-one percent of evangelicals voted for Donald Trump—a wider margin than in any previous election. These voters played no small role in tipping the scales in...

/ July 28, 2017

Young Christians and the Specter of Socialism

Earlier this week Andrew Strain wrote a sharp, if also too short, post for First Things arguing that economic debates that orbit around whether or not the government should intervene in the marker are ultimately meaningless. This is the gist of...

/ July 27, 2017

Creating a Just and Good Healthcare System

On June 3rd, 2017, I gave a talk to the Maryland chapter of the American Solidarity Party. The original text of my talk is below the video.

/ July 26, 2017
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Announcing Mere Orthodoxy’s Patreon Campaign

Mere Orthodoxy Patreon Campaign Our republic is currently embarked on an audacious experiment: We have, through a series of economic and cultural choices, destroyed many of the intermediate social structures that people rely on to shape their lives and give...

/ July 24, 2017

The Church Has Always Known Theological Controversy

“Not again.” That was my first thought when Eugene Peterson’s comments on gay marriage came out. Regardless of the retraction, I knew the next few days would be ugly online. Various think-pieces (good and bad) would come, as would the...

/ July 21, 2017

Jesus the Imagination: A New Magazine Launches in Midtown Manhattan

The current story of Christian media is not—despite the pain occasioned by the passing of Books and Culture—exclusively one of decline and buzzfeedification. This summer marks the advent of a new annual, edited by Michael Martin, titled Jesus the Imagination.

/ July 20, 2017

17776 and the End of Nature

If you read Hannah Anderson’s Humble Roots a few days before reading Jon Bois’s “17776” you’ll experience a kind of whiplash. Anderson’s book is about gratitude and exploring the ways that creation teaches us about God, about ourselves, and about virtue....

/ July 19, 2017

A Christian Manifesto on Healthcare and the State

Human beings are created in the image of God, body and soul, and have been called as such “very good.” Our bodily nature reflects God’s goodness to us and the embodied acts that we participate in (eating, sleeping, work, communicating,...

/ July 18, 2017
book-reviews

Book Review: Humble Roots by Hannah Anderson

A couple weeks ago I was reviewing a draft of Kayla Snow’s excellent review of The Long, Long Life of Trees and we began talking about the historically unprecedented ignorance of place that defines many in the west today. A book like...

/ July 17, 2017

Finding the Gospel in Game of Thrones

Unless you’re living under a rock (or the proverbial bushel), it’s impossible to have missed the phenomenon that is Game of Thrones. Part fantasy epic, part prestige television, its controversial subject matter has made it a bit of a touchy...

/ July 14, 2017