Month: September 2017

Effectively Work for Justice Without Leaving Your Couch on a Sunday Afternoon in Six Steps

I’m pleased and amused to publish this brief guest post from Colin Redemer. Don’t watch the racist, patriarchal, and evil NFL. Browse Twitter to pass the time. Oh, @realDonaldTrump said what?! Turn on the NFL and watch to show support...

/ September 30, 2017

The End of Bourgeois Christian Politics

I’m happy to publish this brief column from my friend Brandon McGinley. I remember watching the 2008 election returns in a conference room at Princeton University with fellow conservative students and faculty members. The general mood declined quickly as the...

/ September 29, 2017

American History, Structural Racism, NFL Protests, and the Kingdom of God

I’m pleased to publish this piece from Michael Graham. It’s a bit meandering, but what it does well is define terms, place the debate within a broader context, and walk through the steps of the argument needed to understand the...

/ September 28, 2017

The Uneasy Conscience of a Christian Liberal: On Michael Wear’s “Reclaiming Hope”

Is there hope for liberalism? Our editor Jake Meador doesn’t think so, following in the footsteps of Alistair Macintyre and Stanley Hauerwas. Alistair Roberts sums up many of the ways in which liberalism (which, as Jake has pointed out, should...

/ September 27, 2017
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Mere Fidelity: Augustine’s *Confessions,* Book I

This week Alastair, Derek, and Matt take up and read Book 1 of Augustine’s Confessions. If you’d like to read along–which we encourage you to do–Henry Chadwick’s translation is available widely at a reasonable price. If you like the show, please do leave...

/ September 26, 2017
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Book Review: Assimilate or Go Home by D. L. Mayfield

As we’ve discussed in the past, the evangelical memoir genre has become a trend in evangelical publishing and, like most publishing trends, it is very much a mixed bag. At its best, the genre is a refashioning of traditional conversion...

/ September 26, 2017

On Blood Sport and the Image of God

I’m pleased to publish this guest essay from Brad Williams.

/ September 25, 2017
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Work and Pray

I’m pleased to publish this guest piece from Dr. Tim LeCroy. Ora et labora: pray and work. This was the motto of the medieval monk. This simple phrase moved the life of prayer from the realm of the ascetical heroism...

/ September 20, 2017
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Mere Fidelity: The Value of Controversy

On this week’s show, Alastair, Matt and Derek consider the nature, ethics, and benefits of theological controversies. We can neither confirm nor deny that recent events played a role in helping us choose this topic. Next week’s show will be...

/ September 19, 2017

Two Cow Denominations

Calvinism – You have two bulls. They argue with each other incessantly. You have no idea what they are talking about. Appalachian holiness – You have two snakes. Acts 29 – You have a bull and a cow. They are...

/ September 14, 2017