Good for James-Michael Smith

James-Michael Smith joins millions who are disgusted by the Koran burning plans. I am inclined to think the media’s decision to give this guy attention has created more problems than there would have been; that means I’m inclined also to think that even mentioning the event attracts more attention to it; but I’m committed to [Read More...]

The Writing Life

The Writing Life is not it’s all cracked up to be. Let me jump out of the blocks with that one. I do so only because it’s true. Before I give you a choice set of lines from a brilliant writer, I give you a few of my own thoughts on The Writing Life. Here’s [Read More...]

Our Common Prayerbook 32 – 2

The Book of Psalms is the prayerbook we have in common; all Christians can learn to pray by reading the Psalms and listening to them. We can learn to pray by re-praying the Psalms. Psalm 32 teaches us to confess, and we learn to confess by being permitted into the “confessional” of David. Yesterday we [Read More...]

A Reply to an Open Letter (RJS)

Patheos is developing a forum for conversation exploring many areas of faith in our culture. Inevitably this will touch at times on issues of science, reason, and faith – an article by James Hannam on his book God’s Philosophers, a Veritas Forum lecture by Dr. Collins Learning the Language of God, and an atheist bemoaning [Read More...]

Almost Christian 5

If you haven’t seen this interview with Kenda Dean by Deborah Arca Mooney, please check it out. Kenda Dean’s new book, Almost Christian: What the Faith of Our Teenagers is Telling the American Church, makes some basic claims: one is that far too many of America’s “Christian” youth have absorbed “moralistic therapeutic deism” and her second is [Read More...]


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