Live Art: Go Forth and Assemble!

A wonderful thing about Christianity is that we are forbidden to stay in caves of solitude: Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching. We may not save the world when we meet and not [Read More...]

I am Somewhat for the Trees: Tolkien and Christian Conservation

Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings sums up my view about rampant industrialization and the despoiling of nature. Unfettered technological development is the sin of Saruman and only the bad hobbits like the Sackville-Baggins want to progress for the sake of progress. Like many Christians, Tolkien captures my imagination when it comes to conservation this Wednesday of [Read More...]

Hoping Atheists (Or at Least Anti-Theists) Do Not Kill Us This Time

Atheistic regimes killed millions in the last century. Nobody denies this fact, though some deny atheism had much to do with the murder. Religious people kill in the name of religion, so surely this is just an example of bad men, totalitarians, doing bad things who happened to be atheists? Yet there is decent reason [Read More...]

Love Demands Authenticity

Inauthenticity is the unpardonable sin of American college culture. Do as you will as long as you will it (and it doesn’t hurt someone. . . whatever that means). And yet there is something to be said for the “accidentally inauthentic” at least for the moment. We do not know ourselves, none of us, so [Read More...]

Saintly Science

How often do you get to hear from an inventive surgeon, a compassionate pastor, and a saint on religion and science? Yet there existed a man, Luke, who was both a distinguished physician and a doctor of souls. He lived well into the twentieth-century to see the horrors done by men who became atheists and [Read More...]