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July 04, 2017
Patriotic Church Services?
I think the main problem with this sort of thing is the same problem with...
June 26, 2017
Most Christians have non-Christian worldviews
A new study from Barna has found that most "practicing Christians" in America--defined as those...
May 26, 2017
The new religiosity
An academic journal published an article by a scholar arguing that if there is "trangenderism,"...
May 22, 2017
Americans’ moral beliefs
Gallup has released its latest study of Americans' moral beliefs. Gallup's Values and Beliefs...
May 17, 2017
Flushing a friend
I have long complained about contemporary funerals. But I have learned about yet another way...
May 16, 2017
Believing, behaving, belonging
The Pew Study of religious belief in former Communist countries that we blogged about recently...
May 16, 2017
Treating pets like children
Young adults are not having children, much. But they are having pets in great number....
May 15, 2017
The little nation that defeated the Soviets
A nation is defined by its history and its people's common experiences. That is especially...
May 12, 2017
Repealing chivalrous laws
The Oklahoma state legislature, supposedly a conservative lot, has repealed the criminal seduction law, which...
May 04, 2017
Does mainline liberal Protestantism have just 23 years left?
More on the plight of mainline liberal Protestantism. . . . Evangelical scholar Ed Stetzer calculates...
May 04, 2017
The 10 characteristics of Germans
The United States, as is often said, is a nation that rests of ideas rather...
May 02, 2017
Shouldn’t liberals be going to liberal churches?
Mainstream liberal Protestantism is dying, with a decreasing number of people bothering to go to their...
April 06, 2017
Court rules that Civil Rights laws cover LGBT bias
Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights law bans discrimination on the basis of race,...
April 04, 2017
Jokes about race and sex are out, so religion takes their place
In the culture of the workplace, it is now taboo to make jokes about race....
April 03, 2017
Why April is the cruelest month
"April is the cruelest month." That snatch of poetry always comes to mind when the...
March 29, 2017
America’s first genderless person
A Portland judge approved a petition from a 27-year-old man to legally change his gender...
March 22, 2017
Luther as populist and freedom fighter
Much of Europe, including Catholics, will be celebrating the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther posting...
March 20, 2017
And now, Network Christianity
Lots of Christians supported Donald Trump, for many different reasons. Some didn't approve of him,...
March 16, 2017
Luther’s cross-cultural appeal
Sarah Hinlicky Wilson, the editor of Lutheran Forum, has been co-teaching a seminar in Wittenberg...
March 13, 2017
The social implications of the Second Law of Thermodynamics
In discussing the debacle at the Oscars, government incompetence, political surprises, and unintended cultural consequences, Jonah...
February 20, 2017
And now the conservative Generation Z
Forget Millennials. A new generation is coming of age: Generation-Z. It's being heralded as the...
February 13, 2017
Why is Cedar Rapids so Godless?
Iowa defines the American heartland, with its staunch Midwestern values and rural American virtues. Though its...
February 01, 2017
The British Medical Association has issued guidelines saying that to avoid offending the transgendered, health...
January 27, 2017
The new culture war
The old culture war was about morality and was informed by religion. The new culture...
January 26, 2017
A world without property, privacy, freedom, or problems
Danish politician Ida Auken has written a provocative essay entitled Welcome to 2030. I own nothing,...
January 18, 2017
Fear of the working class
The editor of a liberal website has written about a plumber he had called to fix...
January 13, 2017
Luther’s influence on German culture
The Economist has a fascinating article on "How Martin Luther has shaped Germany for half...
January 11, 2017
Actors vs. Trump
Meryl Streep took the occasion of her lifetime achievement award at the Golden Globes to...
January 10, 2017
Living under the law
More from David Zahl., who distinguishes between the big-L "Law" (of God) and the little-l...
January 09, 2017
Justification and contemporary culture
Luther-influenced Anglican David Zahl has a brilliant article in the latest Christianity Today about Luther's distinction...
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