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July 01, 2013
The NSA and the End of Privacy (Or, Why We Don’t Care)
Upon hearing the news of the NSA phone records-breach-of-privacy-scandal, I was a bit surprised at...
June 01, 2013
Evangelicalism, Salvation, and other Religions: The Conversation Continues
Over at respectfulconversation.net, the second round of dialogue is now beginning. This month the topic...
May 13, 2013
The Future of “Evangelical”? Don’t Miss This Conversation
Over at Respectful Conversation, hosted by Harold Heie, an interesting conversation is underway regarding the...
May 06, 2013
“Troubled Minds”: Mental Illness and the Church’s Failure to Address it
Mental illness is on our minds. Recently, Matthew Warren, son of mega-church pastor Rick Warren,...
May 03, 2013
“Emerging Prophet” and Kierkegaard’s Big Birthday
Søren Kierkegaard was born on May 5, 1813. In honor of his bicentenary, my publisher...
April 26, 2013
The High Cost of Cheap Clothes
Over 300 people have died in the garment factory collapse in Bangladesh. There are 50...
April 12, 2013
Reflecting on “The Heavenly Good of Earthly Work”
Does the ordinary work have eternal significance? Do the products and achievements of industry, art,...
April 01, 2013
To Doctorates Outside the Academy: I Need Your Help
So allow me to do a little crowd-sourcing here. I'm speaking on a panel this...
March 29, 2013
The Church of the Poor and the Humble, People’s Pope
When Pope Francis I declared, in his introductory sermon, that the Catholic Church would be...
March 08, 2013
Relax, People: “The World is Not Ours to Save”
What are we going to do about all those fired-up youngsters who are running around...
March 01, 2013
Holy Spirit Conference
I'm heading tomorrow to Regent University for a conference on "The Holy Spirit and the...
February 14, 2013
The IOC is Giving Up Wrestling for Lent
Cutting the oldest Olympic sport from the Olympics is a bad idea. But that's exactly...
February 07, 2013
Anyone Can Change: A Westboro Baptist Defector Proves it
Anyone familiar with the Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, KS (and who isn't?), knows that...
February 01, 2013
The Secret of the End Times in Matthew’s Gospel
Everybody wants to know the secret of the end times. John P. Meier, in his...
January 25, 2013
The End of Evil and Escape from Planet Earth
On the plane today I was reading Marjorie Suchocki's The End of Evil. A friendly flight attendant,...
January 20, 2013
A Murderous Monster’s Weapons Stash
How easy is it for an average citizen to acquire an arsenal of assault rifles...
January 18, 2013
Manti Te’o and the Construction of Identity in the Digital Age
Many are waiting with anticipation to hear from Manti Te'o either an explanation or a...
December 21, 2012
“Holy Innocents” and the Birth of Jesus
Jesus was born into a world of violence. A world where demented people kill innocent...
December 14, 2012
My heart is heavy and my prayers go out to those touched by the horrific...
December 14, 2012
Evil and Suffering: A Select Bibliography
This next quarter, I will be teaching one of my favorite courses: Perspectives on Evil and...
December 07, 2012
Parachurch Craziness: Freedom at Tufts and Equality in Louisville
My Facebook feed is a-twitter with exclamations about the recent decision at Tufts University to...
November 30, 2012
Advent Shock: Jesus, the Crucified Peoples
Advent season formally begins this Sunday. I love this period of intentional reflection on the...
November 23, 2012
Black Friday, Good Friday, and the Eucharist: Being Consumed, Part II
Black Friday is receding into Thanksgiving. A U.S. News articlereports that Wal-Mart, Sears and Toys-R-Us...
November 22, 2012
A Thanksgiving Prayer from Kierkegaard
"Father in heaven! You hold all the good gifts in your gentle hand. Your abundance...
November 15, 2012
Sexism at Christian Colleges (and Seminaries)
I wanted to make you aware of an excellent an important reflection by my Bethel...
November 15, 2012
Is Free Market Capitalism Always Free? Where Consumer Desire Meets Cheap Labor
I've started reading William Cavanaugh's Being Consumed: Economics and Christian Desire. I'm only half-way in, but I'm...
November 01, 2012
Politics and the Narcissist Impulse: Just Make Me a Hero, Please
Election season is winding down. We will all breathe a sigh of relief when it's...
October 11, 2012
The “Toxic Lie” of Dementia
Tomorrow I'm participating in a panel at Bethel University on Alzheimer's Disease and the theology...
October 04, 2012
So Romney won Round One: But I Don’t Care
A CNN poll this morning confirms what the pundits were saying last night: Romney was...
August 23, 2012
You Don’t Need Adam to Need a Savior: You Just Need Sin
The issue of the "historicity of Adam" (and Eve--why do we always forget Eve?) is...
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