Gates Unhinged

Review of Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War by Robert M. Gates According to the rules of an old Washington parlor game, there is only one thing to do upon the release of a memoir by a former high-profile official: search the text for the most salacious, damning, or quotable put-downs of other officials and [Read More...]

The Boys in the Boat

Showing up the Nazis in a rowboat. [Read more...]

Athanasius Speaks to Us Today

Athanasius’s world collides with our own. [Read more...]

Why I Am Not a Fundamentalist

What makes a Fundamentalist a Fundamentalist, and why they’re wrong. [Read more...]

The Spirit of Not-So-Early Christian Thought

The Medieval Church and the Early Church are not the same. [Read more...]

The Gospel through Pagan Eyes

What have the Romans ever done for us? [Read more...]

Retrieving Nicaea: A Revisionist History of Nicene Theology

Review of Retrieving Nicaea: The Development and Meaning of Trinitarian Doctrine by Khaled Anatolios This is the second installment of Reading Patristics–a review series dedicated to books about the early church fathers. These reviews will not be exhaustive summaries, but instead are meant to pique the interest of readers to pursue reading in this area [Read More...]

Classical Christian Doctrine sets the record straight on patristic theology

Review of Classical Christian Doctrine: Introducing the Essentials of the Ancient Faith by Ronald E. Heine This is the first installment of Reading Patristics–a review series dedicated to books about the early church fathers. These reviews will not be exhaustive summaries, but instead are meant to pique the interest of readers to pursue reading in [Read More...]

Lots of Stupid Christians

Review of The Democratization of American Christianity by Nathan O. Hatch For as long as I can remember, I’ve been addicted to the bandwagon. Consequently, here is my contribution to the ongoing Schaeffer’s Ghost discussion of the intellectual state of modern Christianity. If you’ve missed it, Paul Miller started with a post discussing why Christians [Read More...]

In Alexander’s Footsteps

Review of Into the Land of Bones: Alexander the Great in Afghanistan by Frank L. Holt By COYLE NEAL If you are not familiar with Frank Holt, I’m not terribly surprised. In one sense he is an obscure academic working in an obscure corner of academia. Specifically, he is an expert in Central Asian numismatics—the [Read More...]


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