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August 26, 2015
Good advice for those who are ABD
From The Anxious Bench Archive. Originally posted October 8, 2014. "It's the good advice that...
August 17, 2015
This is not about abortion
In case you were unaware of your need for a book titled A History of...
August 03, 2015
Snake Handling and Religious Freedom
Snake handling churches are back in the news after a Kentucky man died from a...
July 20, 2015
How we view the fetus
Recent release of video footage showing Planned Parenthood official Deborah Nucatola describing collection and costs...
July 06, 2015
Islam in the Christian College?
(The conference mentioned below in this previous post has been funded and will take place...
July 01, 2015
Looking Back to Think Ahead: Baptists and Obergefell v. Hodges
A committed evangelical, today I write out of and to my narrower ecclesiastical tradition (Baptist) as I...
June 22, 2015
Napoleon and Christianity
The 200th anniversary of Napoleon Bonaparte’s well-known defeat at Waterloo on 18 June 1815 has...
June 17, 2015
Southern Baptists: Cooperative Autonomy?
In my first outing as an official representative of Hannibal-LaGrange University, I have spent the...
June 08, 2015
Road Trip, with Manasseh Cutler
'Tis the season for the road trip, not just for getting from point A to...
May 25, 2015
On Scripture and Tradition
I’ve just returned from a conference at Georgetown University exploring the legacy of the Second...
May 20, 2015
A Time of Commencement: Religious Liberty
As the end of May approaches, most colleges and universities in the United States have...
May 10, 2015
Gaudium et Spes for Mother’s Day
Gaudium et Spes (Joy and Hope) was one of the remarkable documents of the Second...
May 06, 2015
The Limits of Free Speech?
The moment you limit free speech it's not free speech. ~Salman Rushdie In the wake...
April 13, 2015
Not an execution, but an execution sermon
Last week Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was found guilty on thirty counts. Jurors—and everyone else in and...
April 08, 2015
Does Christian Liberal Arts Education Have a Future?
A month ago, the board of Sweet Briar College announced that the school, which has educated...
March 30, 2015
The Minaret and the Bell Tower
I’ve recently returned from some travels to the Andalusia province in Southern Spain. Under Muslim...
March 17, 2015
Handling Rejection in Academic Writing
Today's guest post is by Dr. Beth Allison Barr, Department of History, Baylor University. You...
March 16, 2015
Is This the Kind of Lent I Desire? The Fast and the Cleanse
When Lent begins early, as it did this year, calls to prayer and fasting...
March 04, 2015
The First English-Speaking, Modern, Overseas Baptist Missionary?
Timelines of evangelical history generally mark 1792 as the birth of the "modern missionary movement."...
February 01, 2015
Carl Djerassi, the chemist and writer who died last week, was among the few men...
January 28, 2015
American Sniper, Blue Bible
Spoiler Alert: In the post below, I disclose some of the details of the plot...
January 19, 2015
Moors, Saracens, and Turks: Islam and Europe’s Deep History
Several years ago I was being interviewed by a journalist from Switzerland when the topic...
January 05, 2015
New Year, Old You
Many of us already have bound ourselves to resolutions this year. After fitness the most...
December 31, 2014
The Best of 2014: My Favorite Posts of the Year
Happy New Year's Eve! Yesterday, blogmeister Tommy Kidd graciously posted the top posts from each...
December 22, 2014
A Muslim, an Evangelical, and Jesus Walk into a Bar …
It might well be that Jesus is the only one who would place an order....
December 17, 2014
Give the Gift of Spiritual Formation and Neuroscience for Christmas
I admit it. I like to go Christmas shopping. I really enjoy finding a special...
December 09, 2014
Do You Need a Literary Agent?
I routinely get asked about using a literary agent in securing book contracts. Is this...
December 08, 2014
Working Women and the “Exalted Work of Creation”
This week the Supreme Court heard a case, Young v. United Parcel Service, weighing treatment...
December 03, 2014
More than Ferguson
After the St. Louis County (MO) Grand Jury in Ferguson declined to indict Darren Wilson...
November 26, 2014
Eating Eel: Your Guide to an Authentic Thanksgiving
Turkey might be traditional fare at Thanksgiving, but it’s probably not historical. If the Pilgrims...
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