The Sweeping View of the Gospel in Colossians

Paul’s letter to the Colossians rarely gets the attention it deserves. It may not offer the therapeutic comfort of Philippians or a much-needed guidance amidst mounting ethical concerns as in his Corinthian letters. However, in Colossians, Paul offers one of...

/ June 22, 2020
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Seven Notes on Bostock v Clayton County and the Future of Social Conservatism

At this point anyone concerned with the future of religious institutions in the United States is already aware of this week’s ruling in Bostock v Clayton County. (Oyez has the key facts; the folks at Volokh Conspiracy put together a summary...

/ June 17, 2020

Political Modesty, for Better and Worse

Confessional Reformed Protestants are a tiny sliver of the broader Christian community. Still, when it comes to intellectual heft we like to think we punch above our weight. While this may not always be true, David VanDrunen’s decade-long effort to...

/ June 16, 2020
Mere Fidelity

QAnon and The Church

Matt, Derek, and Alastair sit down to discuss why people are attracted to conspiracy theories. Listen in to hear the difference between credulity and conspiracy, why fringe groups matter, and how to handle those in the church who embrace QAnon...

/ June 16, 2020

Against Evangelical Minimalism

For all the criticism of evangelical opulence – it’s palatial megachurches and crass prosperity gospel – the truth is that most evangelical churches remain humble and relatively small. One 2017 analysis of Lifeway data showed that the overwhelming majority of...

/ June 15, 2020

On Diligence

I was the sort of teenager who studied too much Latin. I was homeschooled, then, and lonely. We lived in Rome. I had no friends. I read books off my mother’s shelves for most subjects — textbooks, and Madame Bovary,...

/ June 12, 2020

How Then Shall We Converse?

Since 2008, Q, an organization that sponsors conferences and frames itself as a Christian version of TED, has hosted lectures, interviews, and debates between cultural leaders, pastors, and other educators. Their goal? “See the Christian faith become increasingly attractive, credible,...

/ June 10, 2020

Why We Need the Doctrine of Eternal Generation

To kill every sparrow in sight, try the following: shoot them, raze their nests, beat drums constantly to scare them, and shake the trees where they land. Eventually they will drop dead of exhaustion. It’s true. Of course, if you...

/ June 9, 2020
Mere Fidelity

Lynchings, Protests, Unrest, and Racism in America with Malcolm Foley

How have black protestant’s responded to their lynchings through American history? Malcolm Foley (PhD Candidate in Religion at Baylor University and Director of Discipleship at Mosaic Waco) joins Matt and Derek to discuss his research on this issue and how...

/ June 9, 2020

The Cost of Food in America

Americans often boast about the cheapness of their food. Here in the U.S., we spend less on food than any other country in the world (about six percent of our budget, on average). Even other first-world countries—like most European countries—devote...

/ June 8, 2020