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Christian Organizations Should Reconsider Using the Intercultural Development Inventory

If you’ve ever taken the Intercultural Development Inventory, a psychometric assessment administered at multiple secular and Christian organizations, you may have sensed that there’s more to it than your ability to get along with people of other cultures. In a...

/ July 13, 2021

On Whether Football is Coming Home

In which the Angelic Doctor considers whether or not football is coming home. (Credit for this idea to Joshua Heavin.) Article 1: Whether football is coming home? Objection 1: Nature teaches us that all living things are possessed of roots...

/ July 12, 2021

An Unresolved and Perilous Ambiguity

Recently, the 48th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in America convened in St. Louis, Missouri. While much important business was conducted in the span of a few days, considerable attention was directed to the issue of ordination standards, particularly...

/ July 12, 2021

Mary’s Visitation in the Present Tense

For the church in the West, July 2nd has traditionally marked the church’s remembrance of the Visitation of Mary to her cousin Elizabeth. Both were with child under fearful and threatening circumstances. And in Elizabeth’s womb John the Baptist leaped...

/ July 2, 2021

Cultural Assimilation and the Curious Cases of Jessica Krug and Rachel Dolezal

After Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in 1968, educator Jane Elliot held an experiment with her elementary school students that she called “Blue Eyes, Brown Eyes.” The experiment became famous, and she repeated it for various audiences for years,...

/ June 17, 2021

The Ordinary Beauty of Flower Bouquets

“The sweetest thing in all my life has been the longing – to reach the Mountain, to find the place where all the beauty came from.” – Till We Have Faces As I type this I’m staring at a bouquet...

/ June 16, 2021

Prolegomena to Poetry

A poem is a thought that comes out sounding good, and lingers awhile; But it doesn’t have to rhyme, Though it could What is poetry? A poet will maintain that it is a noble enterprise; a numinous expression of the...

/ June 15, 2021
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Thin Discipleship

We are experiencing a crisis in American evangelicalism. Responses to issues such as partisan politics, police brutality, or the pandemic demonstrate deep “fault lines” — as one author has recently argued. One explanation argues that these fault lines have developed...

Book Excerpt: Either Way, We’ll Be All Right by Eric Tonjes

The cross is not simply about rescue but also about restoration. The cross is not primarily about escape from some future punishment but rather about healing our relationship with God. Christ’s death brings us back into communion with our Creator:...

/ June 8, 2021

The Six Way Fracturing of Evangelicalism

Written with Skyler Flowers Colin Kaepernick. “Grab them by the p… ” Confederate monuments. George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery. COVID – serious problem or overblown? Trump, Biden, other, or abstain? January 6th, 2021. The last few years have highlighted...

/ June 7, 2021