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Death Does Not Come for the Deserving

At that time, some people came and reported to Him about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mixed with their sacrifices. And He responded to them, “Do you think that these Galileans were more sinful than all Galileans because they...

/ November 11, 2020

Christian Hospitality in an Age of Fear: An Interview with Rod Dreher

This is a lightly edited and condensed transcript of a conversation I had with Rod Dreher about his new book Live Not by Lies. Jake Meador: Thanks so much for joining me. I’m excited to talk to you more about...

/ November 9, 2020

Book Review: The End of the Christian Life by J. Todd Billings

We live in a death-denying and death-defying culture. We know, on an intellectual level, that one day we will die, yet we tend to avoid contemplating this inescapable truth more than is strictly necessary. For modern people, death is an...

/ November 3, 2020

Natural Law in Early Protestantism

The role of natural law in Reformed Protestantism has been a topic of considerable debate since the twentieth century. As early as the debate between Karl Barth and Emil Brunner in 1934, two competing views on natural law emerged: the...

/ November 3, 2020
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Citizen Strangers and the Cost of Compromise

The words flowed in perfect patriotic cadence. “My fellow Americans, we are going through a time of testing. But if you look through the fog of these challenging times, you will see, our flag is still there today…” Words that...

/ November 2, 2020

Politics Is More Than Abortion vs Character

There has been a lot of Christian handwringing about American politics and the 2020 election. Al Mohler updated the same line of thought that has led to four decades of alliance between conservative, pro-life evangelicals with the Republican Party by...

/ November 2, 2020

Dogmatic Partisanship’s Dead End

Suppose that a great commotion arises in the street about something, let us say a lamp-post, which many influential persons desire to pull down. A grey-clad monk, who is the spirit of the Middle Ages, is approached upon the matter,...

/ October 30, 2020
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An Unbelieving Church

Author and psychiatrist, Curt Thompson, once remarked “we become what we pay attention to.” Reformulated as a question, it becomes arguably the guiding question we need today, namely who are you becoming? In a time of political crisis and social...

/ October 30, 2020

Cultivating a Christian Imagination in a Pornographic Age

“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God,” declared Jesus in his Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5:8). It’s interesting that Christ directly associates purity with the ability to perceive God, and, as many interpreters argue, the...

/ October 29, 2020

On Unlearning

Come now, O Lord my God. Teach my heart where and how to seek you, where and how to find you. Lord, if you are not here, where shall I seek you, since you are absent? But if you are...

/ October 29, 2020