About Timothy Dalrymple

Timothy Dalrymple was raised in non-denominational evangelical congregations in California. The son and grandson of ministers, as a young boy he spent far too many hours each night staring at the ceiling and pondering the afterlife.
In all his work he seeks a better understanding of why people do, and do not, come to faith, and researches and teaches in religion and science, faith and reason, theology and philosophy, the origins of atheism, Christology, and the religious transformations of suffering

Living Memory – A Mother’s Day Reflection


I’ve published pieces from time to time by my friend Mark Goldblatt, a professor and novelist whose work I’ve enjoyed. I’m very pleased to publish this story and reflection for Mother’s Day from Mark: * Living Memory By Mark Goldblatt On May 15th 1944, the front page of the New York Times carried a brief dispatch from the war [Read More...]

The First Biologist, in the Garden of Eden


Hello everyone. It’s been a while since I’ve published here regularly, but I look forward to getting started again. The creative agency I launched, Polymath Innovations, has expanded dramatically and we’ve had many wonderful clients and projects. At an Oxford event last year, we worked with BioLogos to develop videos now housed at Patheos here [Read More...]

Suffering Through the Prism of Faith

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It’s always a pleasure to host a guest post from the esteemed Peter Wehner, former deputy assistant to President Bush and current fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, DC. It’s been some time since I’ve published regular pieces myself, but I expect to resume regular posting soon. In the meantime, enjoy [Read More...]

Ann Coulter’s Absurd Defense

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Peter Wehner wrote an excellent response to Ann Coulter’s recent column on Dr. Kent Brantly. Ms. Coulter responded, in turn. So I’m very pleased to present Mr. Wehner’s reply here. * Ann Coulter’s Absurd Defense Ann Coulter has responded to my criticism of her, as well as to those made by Russell Moore and Alan [Read More...]

Ann Coulter’s Casual Cruelty


Editor’s Note: I am grateful now as always for a guest post from my esteemed friend, Peter Wehner.  * In her most recent column, “Ebola’s Doc’s Condition Downgraded to ‘Idiotic’”, Ann Coulter mocks Dr. Kent Brantly. Dr. Brantly is a family practice physician who was serving in Liberia through a Samaritan’s Purse program before joining a [Read More...]