I haven’t had many blog-length thoughts of late, but here are a few of the things I’ve read recently and found interesting: 

The Ten Most Pressing Issues For Evangelical Theology Today.  Click through to see the order.  While I agree with the bulk of Jensen’s list, I would argue that a few of his items don’t quite belong (election?  apologetics?).  Additionally, Jensen misses the doctrine of sanctification and the spiritual disciplines, which evangelicals are starting to recover after long neglecting them.  

The End of Conservatism?  Yes, just like the last time conservatism ended.

How David Beats Goliath:  Malcolm Gladwell doing his Malcolm Gladwell thing–finding unities out of seemingly unrelated stories and fields.

Thoughts on Thoughts on Machiavelli:  The Inconvenient Truth of Modernity.  I’ve re-read this twice, and I still only understand 25% of it.  But what I do understand is very, very good.

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Matthew Lee Anderson is the Founder and Lead Writer of Mere Orthodoxy. He is the author of Earthen Vessels: Why Our Bodies Matter to our Faith and The End of Our Exploring: A Book about Questioning and the Confidence of Faith. Follow him on Twitter or on Facebook.


  1. Examined any first principles lately?


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