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May 21, 2018
Every Bride and Groom is a Royal Couple
The royal wedding is behind us. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex doubtless are among...
May 03, 2018
Poisonous History and Its Antidote: Christian Nationalism, Black History, and New Beginnings
On April 26, the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, in Montgomery, Alabama, opened its...
April 23, 2018
Does Everything Happen For a Reason?
Life is hard. Sometimes it is very hard, pain beyond the ordinary forecast for the...
April 19, 2018
Christianity and Evangelicalism
As prominent evangelical leaders gather this week at Wheaton, IL, to discuss how the Trump...
April 04, 2018
April 4, 50 Years Out
Fifty years. Fifty years since the shot rang out. Since Martin Luther King Jr. was...
March 22, 2018
Defining Evangelicalism and the Problem of Whiteness
Do you approve of the way Trump is handling his job as President? If you’re...
March 12, 2018
Do Puritans (still) hold the key to America?
Marilynne Robinson, writer of beautiful novels and perspicacious essays, turns some attention to New England...
March 08, 2018
Is It Time to Put Away “the Prophetic”?
A few weeks back, evangelical theologian Richard Mouw explained over at Religion News Service why...
March 07, 2018
Reconsidering Paul: A Reading List
In 1998, the Southern Baptist Convention amended the Baptist Faith and Message for the first...
February 26, 2018
(Another) Massacres of Innocents
The recent school shooting in Parkland, Florida reminds us once again about the dispiriting frequency...
February 22, 2018
History and the Human Condition: Reflections on Kate Bowler’s Everything Happens for a Reason
I remember the day a couple years back when my Facebook feed was suddenly overtaken...
February 21, 2018
Paul on Women: A Modern Obsession?
On August 4, 2009, John Piper, chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary, former pastor of...
February 12, 2018
When the Neighbors See Mary
In the mid-1990s my husband and I, living in southern Germany for his fellowship year,...
February 08, 2018
Forgiveness or Hypocrisy? Evangelicals, Abuse, and the Witness of Rachael Denhollander
Access Hollywood. Roy Moore. Stormy Daniels. The cast of characters may shift from one scandal...
January 29, 2018
The Best Study-Abroad Program in Christian Higher Ed
American Christian higher education boasts many worthy study-abroad programs. But one shines with special luster:...
January 18, 2018
From the moment Donald Trump announced his candidacy for the presidency, I have deeply disliked...
January 11, 2018
How to Solve Christian Scholarship’s Distribution Problem
On the Anxious Bench we’ve been discussing the continuing need for Christian scholarship, and the...
January 06, 2018
Does the Truth Set You Free Or Just Make You Less Smart?
Alex Stone startled in a recent New York Times op-ed, “Is Your Child Lying to...
December 18, 2017
The Florentine landmark Le Murate, on Via Ghibellina near where the Ponte alla Grazie crosses...
December 14, 2017
Can “Evangelicalism” Survive Trump?
Back in the 1980s, Ronald Wells announced that he would like to resign as an...
December 13, 2017
Medieval Christmas Tradition Behind Sausage Roll Jesus Controversy
Greggs, the largest UK bakery chain, recently sparked outrage among Christians. It created a Nativity...
December 04, 2017
Death of a Business
After World War II America’s economy roared to life. Wartime energies found themselves redirected to...
November 30, 2017
Christian Scholarship’s Distribution Problem
Today’s guest post comes from Raully Donahue. Donahue took a PhD in European history...
November 20, 2017
A Liturgy for Thanksgiving
There is enough fixity to the Thanksgiving menu to require a certain order in order...
November 15, 2017
A Serious Proposal for Academic Conferences: Ban Harvey Weinsteins
It was during a major academic conference. A male colleague alerted me that a female...
November 02, 2017
American Christianity Needs More Sin
Sola gratia. By grace alone. With the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, Protestants around the...
October 23, 2017
Devotion to Luther and the Saints
Saints are not to be idolized, obviously, but nor are they supposed to be milked...
October 19, 2017
Me Too. And Why This is a Christian Problem.
Female “purity” was highly prized in Victorian Christianity, but a sexual double standard let men...
October 12, 2017
Scripture ex materia
Each semester, I teach an introductory course on what my department not very accurately terms...
October 09, 2017
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