The Family Devotional, Reinvented

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My nearly-five-year-old daughter loves ABCMouse.com.  And I have to admit: it’s pretty terrific.  Sure, the images and animations are very simple, and sometimes they games seem way too easy for the designed age group.  But I like that she’s engaging in something educational and entertaining at the same time, and she likes that she’s singing [Read More...]

Margaret Thatcher, Colossus

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Her alma mater may not be thrilled with her politics, but one American university would be happy to claim her. Margaret Thatcher came to Houston Baptist University and I cherish a picture of one of the university founders walking with her into the event held in her honor. I know from speaking to him the [Read More...]

Learning to Love My Body

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I realize that it’s me. Not something a part of me, but me. [Read more...]

When the Internet Greeted Pope Francis

Building Patheos has been the great professional project of my last four years, and I’m a big believer in its purpose and in its future.  But it’s pretty astonishing to consider how far we’ve come already — which points, I think, to the great need for a credible, high quality marketplace of religious ideas online. [Read More...]

No Mandate from God on Immigration Reform

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Recently Mark Tooley posted a piece I entitled “For Evangelicals, the Temptation of Comprehensive Immigration Reform,” in which he criticized a movement amongst evangelical leaders to endorse comprehensive immigration reform, however noble their intentions might be.  Matthew Soerens, who focuses on immigration issues for World Relief, posted a response I entitled “Evangelical Support for Immigration [Read More...]


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