Category: Emerging Adulthood/Adolescence


Gender, Home Economies, and the Church, Ctd.

There are three separate strands I want to pick up from yesterday’s post. Being Fair to the Complementarians First, I asked in the post that people would correct me if I was misrepresenting CBMW. Shane Anderson on Twitter obliged by...

/ July 15, 2016

On the Quirky Author Bio

If you’ve spent any amount of time online then you have come across a weird genre of online writing that we’re going to call the Quirky Author Bio. You’ll find them at the end of blog posts all over the...

/ June 8, 2016

Monasteries, Protestantism, and the Joy of Indifference

Recently a Catholic friend who has frequently visited a monastery for much of his adult life asked me about how Protestants can create stable communities that will preserve and pass on the Christian faith without monasteries. For many Catholics, he...

/ May 25, 2016

Evangelicals are not modern gnostics. We’re materialists.

There’s a scene in HBO’s John Adams miniseries that remains one of the most succinct summaries of today’s defining cultural battle. The scene features the two guiding stars of the American founding, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams. The two friends are attending...

/ November 4, 2015

The Strength of the Hills Is Not Ours–Our Modern Identity Crisis

Tolkien once remarked to me that the feeling about home must have been quite different in the days when the family had fed on the produce of the same few miles of country for six generations, and that perhaps this...

/ October 14, 2015

Required Reading: Hauerwas’ ‘Resident Aliens.’

Pick up any popular-level article on college-age church attendance or attend any church growth webinar, and you’ll almost assuredly find some hip, church growth expert bemoaning the “church’s” failure to retain its young adults. With latte in hand, we’ll be...

/ September 15, 2011

One Book for College: A Thumping Good Novel

My reading suggestion follows Cate’s example in fleeing from a specific recommendation.  And she gives very good advice. The assigned books are one of the big reasons you’re there. And, let’s face it, the professors try to make them a...

/ September 13, 2011

One Book for College: Make your Parents Nervous

What one book would you have a college student read? It’s not necessarily an easy question. There are hundreds of guides for college students out there, some of which I’m told are very good, but who wants to look like...

/ September 12, 2011

Harry Potter and the Age Old Story

Tonight is the opening night of the final installment of the Harry Potter movies. I have lots of feelings about this. A little over a year ago I was still refusing to read those little children’s books about a boy named Harry...

/ July 14, 2011