Is the Jesus Story a Myth?

Every now and then I’ll hear from someone who has bought into the “Jesus Myth” hypothesis.  You can find this in books like Jesus Potter, Harry Christ, in the “historical” studies of Acharya S., or from your neighborhood atheist who heard that there are some similarities between the stories of Jesus and Mithras, and who [Read More...]

Morning Report: The "Socialist" Early Church, Not Supporting Rick Perry, Washington Wealth, and "Submission"

In the News 1.  Important pieces on “twin killings” or (more euphemistically) “reductions” — in which a twin, or two out of three triplets, are killed in the womb so that a mother can have only one child — from William Saletan and our own Nancy French. 2.  Phillip Klein at the Washington Examiner on [Read More...]

Is Homosexuality Wrong?

Note: This is the latest in a series on homosexuality and Christianity. See the introduction and first, second and third parts. I recently began a series of blog posts on Christianity and homosexuality, and then left off for a while.  The truth is that I’ve been dreading writing the next installment — this one — in the series. [Read More...]

Whom Would Jesus Indebt?

One of the gravest dangers of the Budget Control Act passed yesterday is that it could provide Americans with a false sense of security.  Washington has finally taken action.  The crisis has passed.  The sky is brightening, the trees are parting before us and — we’re out of the woods.  Right? Alas, but no.  Not [Read More...]

Renewing Our Church, Renewing Our Nation

A pall hangs over America and her churches. There is a sense not merely that our economy has fallen into a slump, our political system has deteriorated, and our culture has lost its way, but that something essential to our national character has been lost and may never be recovered. A sense not only that [Read More...]