For Christians, First Principles in the Gun Debate

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Editor’s Note: Below is the third post from contributing writer, John Mark Reynolds, founder of the Torrey Honors Institute at Biola, now a trailblazing provost at Houston Baptist University, and a frequent social commentator in places like The Washington Post: If government were good, only God would have guns. Yet humans abuse God’s gift of [Read More...]

Showing Grace When Evangelical Leaders Speak Intemperately

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Recent comments in the wake of the Sandy Hook elementary school shooting, from the likes of Mike Huckabee and James Dobson, among others, have evoked an impassioned conversation on the public representation of evangelicals and how evangelicals best engage the culture.  A few pieces offered here on this blog have addressed that conversation — and [Read More...]

When Children Are Killed at Christmastime

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One of my intentions for Philosophical Fragments — and for the Evangelical Channel at Patheos in general — is to bring together some of the finest examples of evangelical thought leaders engaging the issues in the public square.  So I’ve been honored to host excellent guest posts recently from Peter Wehner of the Ethics and [Read More...]

The Callous Theology of James Dobson

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When I received this piece from Peter Wehner, I wanted to publish it right away — and the fastest way to do so is as a guest post.  For those who don’t know, Pete has been one of the leading evangelicals in Washington for a long time now.  He served in the Reagan and George [Read More...]

Sandy Hook and the Revolt Against Death

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An odd thing happened to me the night before the mass murder at Sandy Hook Elementary School. My wife and I had watched a recorded episode of Parenthood in which Kristina, a wife and mother, very nearly passes away in a hospital.  The recording she had made for her children, in the event of her death, was [Read More...]


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