Category: Christian Life

Reading Through Chesterton’s Orthodoxy: “The Eternal Revolution” and “The Romance of Orthodoxy”

In the first post of this series, Matthew Lee Anderson and I described the merits of G.K. Chesterton and his book Orthodoxy. We also invited you to read along and discuss the latest section of the reading plan with us each week. Previously, we focused on...

/ September 11, 2013

Onward into Orthodoxy

Even if you haven’t been reading along with Trevin and I, I still commend this series of posts on Chesterton’s book to you.  The latest is over at his blog, where you can also see the list of previous posts...

/ September 4, 2013

Reading through Chesterton’s Orthodoxy: “The Ethics of Elfland” and “The Flag of the World”

In the first post of this series, Matthew Lee Anderson and I described the merits of G.K. Chesterton and his book Orthodoxy. We also invited you to read along and discuss the latest section of the reading plan with us each week. Previously, we...

/ August 28, 2013

On Orthodoxy, Chapters Two and Three

Trevin Wax and I are keeping up our conversation about Chesterton’s Orthodoxy.  We’re bouncing back over to his place this time around, and I encourage you to chime in with your comments there. The previous discussion on the introduction here at...

/ August 21, 2013

Come Read Orthodoxy with Trevin Wax and Me

It turns out that I am not the only admirer of Chesterton’s Orthodoxy in this world. Since releasing the Kindle version of the book with my introduction and a sample chapter from the new book, thousands (literally) of people have downloaded it....

/ August 7, 2013

Readers Write about the Book: On Understanding and Apologetics

Chalk this up as among the nicest notes I’ve gotten in a while: I’m almost done with The End of Our Exploring and had to pop up from my reading chair to thank you for it. I’ve read the popular...

/ July 30, 2013

The Ordinary is not Comfortable: Richard Stearns’ “Radical” Misreading

Sometimes misreadings are simply unhelpful and uninteresting, but sometimes they help us understand and clarify.  Richard Stearns’ misreading of my Christianity Today piece thankfully falls into the latter category. In a Christianity Today cover story, the author wrote that the Good Samaritan...

/ July 23, 2013

On Kids and Questions

Matt’s new book came out at a particularly providential time, at least for my own purposes. David J. Gilbert, Jon Mueller and I are in the midst of expanding and improving The Academy at Houston Baptist University, a junior high...

/ July 22, 2013

Are You Free to NOT Drink?

I went to an evangelical Christian college that did not permit the consumption of alcohol. I grew up in a household and a conservative church culture–Midwest to boot–where drinking was out of the question and seen as bereft of goodness....

/ July 18, 2013
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The Vocation of Writing when Words are Cheap (Revised Full Text)

Editor’s note:  A few weeks ago, I gave a talk at Biola University’s Torrey Honors Institute on writing.  The audio, including Q&A and a section of my new book, is here.  Below is an edited and slightly expanded version of...

/ July 15, 2013