Breakfast Links for 12/19/12 – Death, Mortality and Sandy Hook; Mary and Abortion; Expectations and Testing

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BREAKFAST LINKS 12/19/12: Frank Viola, Patheos/Frank Viola: “Jesus did not meet John’s expectations. If you’ve not met that side of God yet, you will. He will not always meet your expectations. And when that day comes, faith gets tested.” Glenn Harlan Reynolds, USA TODAY: Gun-Free Zones and False Security Tim Dalrymple, Patheos/Philosophical Fragments: “I believe [Read More...]

Samuel Rodriguez: Partisan Extremist?

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Samuel Rodriguez, President of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, has his detractors. Is he an irenic, new kind of evangelical? Or a partisan extremist? [Read more...]

Why We Need More Religion in Politics, Not Less

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Last week I received another expression of a very common sentiment in the comments box at Philosophical Fragments – and the commenter wished it known that she was “not a libertine” but a 50-year-old former-Christian woman with a long marriage and three children, two in the military.  She wrote: George Bush and his supporters were a [Read More...]

What if the “Culture War” Never Happened?

There’s been a lot of talk lately about the “culture wars” and their legacy and what damage they have done to the witness of the church. The problem with many of these arguments is not that they’re too critical of the culture war, it’s that they’re not critical enough of the “culture war.” In other [Read More...]

Anne Rice Explains Her Decision – And, What Does it Mean to Love?

Have Christians, as Anne Rice alleges, lost credibility on what it means to love? [Read more...]


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