“Now I know only in part; then I will know fully, even as I have been fully known.” Read more

Brad Johnson is a far better actor than Jerry Jenkins is a writer. Casting a capable actor here means that the Rayford Steele in the movie is a different character entirely than the Rayford Steele in the book. Read more

My advice for hiring a fixer is not to. It ain’t easy finding someone you can trust absolutely to be absolutely untrustworthy to everyone else. If you’re hiring a fixer, you’re essentially agreeing to hire your own blackmailer. Read more

The droves are, yet again, on the move. Young people always leave churches “in droves.” Droves are apparently the preferred mode of departure for younger generations leaving their religious upbringing. Read more

This is a fund-raising post. If you are willing and able to support this blog, thank you. (Feel free to make the comments an open thread about whatever you like.) Read more

Jason Fagone, Bryan Stevenson, Anthony Fowler, Nikole Hannah-Jones, and Abraham Lincoln. Read more

Please don’t say “debunk” or “rebut” in a headline unless the story involves the conclusive refutation of the facts of the matter. Also: Fox kits at play; another cynical money-grab from Tyndale House; and what’s he building in there? Read more

“It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us. …” Read more

This distinction — good faith crackpottery vs. weaponized bad faith conspiracy theories — helps to clarify why we’re able to think fondly of Art Bell in a way that no one will ever think fondly of most conspiracy forums. Read more

“Some of them, accordingly, have come to believe that the world encounter has reached a point where there is no other solution but war, even when they sense that war can be a solution to nothing.” Read more

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