Unless you have been living under a rock for the last year or so, you have undoubtedly heard of the populist political movement called the “alt-right.” While scholarly definitions of the movement differ, a good working understanding is that of a grass-roots movement (largely rooted in online forums and message boards) that advocates for extreme right-wing views (aka, fascism) and that promotes a modern form of racial purity centered around white nationalism and preservation of the “white race.” Think Nazis… Read more

Another day, another statement by one of American evangelicalism’s most inflammatory pundits. Read more

Is Christianity a myth? Well, we have to know what a myth is in the first place. Read more

It is that time of year again. The time when Christian writers everywhere post their favorite books of the year! Not to be left out from the conversation I have compiled a list of some of my top books read this past year. Of course it is three days in to 2018 at this point, so I am few days late. However, those extra days gave me some time to finish up a few more books. The books listed here… Read more

What I find grating about the Christmas holiday season is how those who really celebrate it for what it is sentimentalize it into impotence. Read more

The word “evangelical” is one that has increasingly been losing its meaning over the last couple of years, at least in its American context. Read more

David Bentley Hart is one of my favorite living theologians (anyone reading this blog for longer than a month will utter a giant, sarcastic “No really?! I had no idea!!). In my opinion, he is doing groundbreaking work in the fields of philosophical theology and metaphysics. He has recently devoted much of his attention to the realm of consciousness. In his excellent book, The Experience of God: Being, Consciousness, Bliss (I have probably mentioned it about fifty times so far… Read more

I have recently been working through D. Stephen Long’s excellent book, The Perfectly Simple Triune God: Aquinas and His Legacy (Fortress, 2016). The more I read Aquinas and the more I read about him, the more I see why he is regarded as a Doctor of the Church. I want to concentrate in this post with a passage from Long’s book detailing the importance of the Trinity in Aquinas’ theological framework, and in Christian theology as a whole: The doctrine… Read more

It is the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation this year, and you would think that I would be reveling in my Wesleyan, Protestant pride right about now. And yet that is not the case. Read more

I’m not usually one to read BuzzFeed News. In fact, most of the time I find their stuff to just barely fit into the category of “news.” I prefer more well-written (and admittedly somewhat more snooty) sources like the New York Times and The Atlantic. However, BuzzFeed News just recently posted a fascinating article. It isn’t fascinating for the quality of its writing or the deep nuance of its insight. I actually find it to be somewhat stilted in its… Read more

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