Sustaining Freedom: A Review of Os Guinness’ A Free People’s Suicide

Does freedom just go on indefinitely? Os Guinness, in his new book “A Free People’s Suicide,” answers “no”; freedom is neither automatic nor self-maintaining. And very few people currently enjoying American freedom seriously think about that. How do free people remain free? [Read more...]

Godspeed: Making Christ’s Mission Your Own

This month in the Patheos Book Club, we’re featuring the new book Godspeed: Making Christ’s Mission Your Own, by the Rev. Britt Merrick.  This post by David Swartz, and more to follow, are part of a roundtable conversation about the book and the topic of mission in general. Many Christians of all stripes find themselves [Read More...]

Discipleship and “Dallas and the Spitfire”

Two women can meet as complete strangers over coffee and be discussing the most personal details of their lives within fifteen minutes. With men, if this happens, it takes much longer and goes on while they’re making sawdust or draped over two fenders looking at a motor. That’s how it was with Ted Kluck and [Read More...]

Being God’s New People: A Review of Sacrilege

The world of real church doesn’t always reflect much of the New Testament Gospel and living there can make you crazy. [Read more...]

Wisdom & Wonder: Engaging Science, Art & Grace

[This post is part of a conversation on the new book Wisdom & Wonder: Common Grace in Science & Art, by Abraham Kuyper, at the Patheos Book Club here.] During a recent power outage, a woman picked up her phone to hear the frantic voice of her fifty-five year old daughter. “The power’s off! The [Read More...]

Hijacked: Responding to the Partisan Church Divide

Mike Slaughter, Chuck Gutenson and Robert Jones could join Cirque de Soleil if the day job doesn’t work out. In Hijacked; Responding to the Partisan Church Divide, they show they can touch the ground with their feet and their heads at the same time. They bend over backward to the extreme to stay on course [Read More...]

Clarifying the Issues

[This post by David Swartz is part of a conversation hosted at the Patheos Book Club on the new book, Left, Right & Christ: Evangelical Faith in Politics, by Lisa Sharon Harper and D.C. Innes.] It’s that time of year that would bring a smile to Friedrich Nietzsche’s face, even though, with that national forest he [Read More...]