Category: Culture

A Surprisingly Therapeutic Reading of Cormac McCarthy

A global pandemic claiming millions of lives. An invasion of the largest European nation besides the one invading it resulting in the deaths of hundreds and hundreds of civilians including children. The countless “micro” and mundane atrocities we ourselves experience...

/ April 14, 2022
book-reviews

Book Review: Seasoned Speech: Rhetoric in the Life of the Church by James Beitler

James Beitler III, Seasoned Speech: Rhetoric in the Life of the Church, Downers Grove, IL: Intervarsity Press Academic, 2019, 243 pp., $25.00 pb. Christians can be forgiven when they cringe upon hearing the word “rhetoric.” Rhetoric is all too easily...

/ April 5, 2022

Teach Them Friendship

A significant amount of chatter has occupied social media about masculinity, manhood, and why men, both young and old, seem to shy away from these concepts. And just like the platforms from which these discussions arose, there are as many...

/ March 16, 2022

More Than Lip Service: Reviewing Two Books on Holistic Healing

When I started reading Amy Julia Becker’s new book To Be Made Well and Liuan Huska’s Hurting Yet Whole,[1] I was gripped instantly by the opening anecdotes. I had something of a reputation during my Family Medicine residency for attracting...

/ March 15, 2022

Love in A Pillar of Salt

Noah Gundersen, for as long as I’ve been aware of him, has been my quintessential example of an artist whose art clearly depicts his departure from faith. He shares honestly about his doubts much more than his beliefs. He is...

/ March 2, 2022
book-reviews

Thinking Christian: Essays on Testimony, Accountability, and the Christian Mind

James Spencer crossed my radar in a rather unlikely way. My friend, Allison, told me about the Moody Center which I proceeded to check out. Spencer, a former academic dean at Moody Bible Institute, is now the president of the...

/ February 28, 2022

Why People Don’t Leave Social Media

Social media makes us unhappy. Or, more precisely, social media increases unhappiness for many of us. I spend a lot of time interacting with University students, many of whom are becoming aware that their use of social media is bad...

/ February 25, 2022

Borderless

There is great concern in the church today about individualism. From Carl Trueman’s work on expressive individualism to other works revealing its deficiencies and threats to Christian spirituality, ours is believed to be an age of individualism. These critiques are...

/ February 18, 2022
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Making Theology Public

A steadily growing number of disillusioned evangelicals are finding comfort in the subversive doctrines of Christian Reconstructionism. As noted by Andrew Walker in an essay about the movement, those taking in the notions of Reconstructionism suffer mostly from dissatisfaction with...

/ February 17, 2022

Transcendentalists Against Slavery

Peter Wirzbicki is Assistant Professor of History at Princeton University. The following interview revolves around his book, Fighting for the Higher Law: Black and White Transcendentalists Against Slavery. Fighting for the Higher Law: Black and White Transcendentalists Against Slavery (America...

/ February 9, 2022