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Skyfall: Strongest Bond Yet

Chris Tookey, writing for that bastion of careful reflection (not) The Daily Mail, suggests Skyfall is the best Bond film and adventure flick pretty much ever. It’s difficult to acquiesce Bond 23 deserves such accolades, but Tookey’s heart is in...

/ October 31, 2012

Answering for Conservatism as a Christian

I’m loitering over at Rachel Held Evans’ site these days as questions roll in about my opinions on matters faith and politics.  She was kind enough to let me interact with her readers on how I manage the delicate art...

/ February 10, 2012

January’s Top Posts

January was one of the more prolific seasons I’ve had in a while, which was a lot of fun.  But in case you missed any of it, here are the most popular posts (by traffic) from the year’s first month....

/ February 9, 2012

Five questions with Dan Darling

Dan Darling’s Friday Five are one of the blogging community’s most interesting features.  Dan’s a great questioner, and he always seems to find folks who have interesting things to say. For instance, my friend Joe Carter, who gave the following...

/ January 31, 2012

We are All Witnesses: Singleness and the Kingdom

I was reading through the comments on the Christianity Today piece, which managed to be considerably better than “not terrible.”  In fact, they were rather interesting and, in some cases, constructive. This one, by an “Anne S,” raises a particularly...

/ January 18, 2012

CT, Washington Post, and One More Round on Evangelicals and Sex

Once more into the breach. Last week was a rather busy one for me, full of all sorts of fun musings about evangelicals and sex.  In addition to the two parts of my review of Driscoll’s book, I also penned...

/ January 17, 2012

Real Marriage: A Review (Pt. 2)

For part one, click here.   As is by now well known, Mark Driscoll wrote a book on marriage that has proved the most controversial book of 2012 within evangelicalism.  Not a high bar, but he’s jumped it with ease...

/ January 13, 2012

Real Marriage: A Review (Pt. 1)

Putting “Mark Driscoll” and “sex” together in the same blog post is like using a blowtorch to open a loaded propane tank:  the probability of the resulting explosion is somewhere in the neighborhood of one. But you know you’ve really...

/ January 12, 2012

The Commoditization of Mere-O: The Annual Reader’s Survey

In many ways, 2011 has been one of the most exciting years Mere-O has had in the course of our seven year history.  I’ll never be a first-time author again, after all, and that is something.   But as I...

/ December 19, 2011

The Place of Death

Ben Simpson, bringing the heat against my chapter on death: Is death an enemy, an evidence of a horrendous evil still operative in our world?  Has death been defeated, or does it wait for a final defeat?  Resurrection awaits us,...

/ November 30, 2011