Was Anders Breivik Really a Christian?

What do we do with the fact that Anders Behring Breivik — the perpetrator of a terrorist attack in downtown Oslo and the mass murder of children on the nearby island of Utoya — identifies himself as a Christian?  How do we make sense of the fact that he refers three times in his “European [Read More...]

Wisdom from Jonah Goldberg? First Principles of Politics

I sometimes find Jonah Goldberg over-the-top, but I thought he made an excellent point in his “Goldberg File” today.  He told a story of a family on a road-trip.  The wife wrote “Help. Please God.” in the dust on the back of the car when they were about to begin a long drive.  One of [Read More...]

Have Evangelicals Loved the Gay Community?

Note: This is part of a series on Christianity and Homosexuality.  See the introduction here. This question — Have we loved the gay community? — is, to my mind, the first and most important question we must ask when it comes to the thicket of entangled issues and controversies found in the relationship between Christianity [Read More...]

Morning Report, August 28: Family Missions, the Gospel in Space, Insurance for Aliens, Mindless Fandom, Stupid Senators, More on KennedyCare, and the Rise of the "Afterbirthers"

One Christian’s perspective on the day’s news: 1.  An excellent new website directs families to ministry opportunities locally and internationally.  Families looking to spend purposive time together will find great resources, and organizations in need of volunteers will find families eager to serve.  I am interested in creating a similar resource for individuals at Patheos, [Read More...]

Morning Report, August 24

One Christian’s perspective on today’s news: 1.  Robert Wright, author of The Evolution of God, penned an Op-Ed in the New York Times today, “A Grand Bargain Over Evolution.”  Worth reading.  The argument, essentially, is that believers should accept that natural evolutionary means are quite capable of explaining the development of such things as moral [Read More...]


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