Breakfast Links for 11/08/12 – Things Recently Neglected; the Shadow of Tyrants; Dandelion Dust

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BREAKFAST LINKS 11/0812: Joe Carter, Patheos/Joe Carter’s Commonplace: “Now that we got The Most Important Election in Our Lifetime out of the way, let’s move on to truly important matters. Let’s spend some time focusing on culture and our families and our local communities. Let’s spend time on the areas of life we’ve been neglecting [Read More...]

LOTD: Is Bad Preaching the Problem?

I enjoyed reading John Wilson’s thoughts in the Wall Street Journal’s “Houses of Worship” series. Wilson is the editor of Books and Culture, a voracious reader, and a bit of a gadfly to everyone, always prodding for more careful thought. What most intrigued me was this paragraph: Consider the alleged exodus of young people from [Read More...]

Finding Jesus (Again) at Seminary

My post on “Sex at Seminary” has prompted some angry responses.  I’m hardly the ideal person to express these things.  It will be hard for people not to read the post through the lens of identity politics.  I am an evangelical, and a conservative, making some critical comments about a Mainline Protestant seminary where the [Read More...]

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 Links: Obama's Crumbling Base, Rod Dreher, Andrew Ferguson, Scot McKnight, and Higher Education

In the News 1.  “New Polls Confirm Obama’s Democratic Base Crumbles.”  Michael Warren comments. 2. Andrew Ferguson with a rather devastating portrait of Jon Huntsman. 3.  Why are conservatives such a minority at so many graduate schools? 4.  Rod Dreher with an excellent piece on Anders Breivik and his “Christianity,” which makes some similar points [Read More...]


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