The Monumentally Inspiring Example of Wilberforce

I don’t know about you, but if you’re involved in some way in the fight against abortion, it can be easy to get discouraged. Usually I blog about a more current matter, but today I feel the need to go back and read a really encouraging story.  William Wilberforce labored for decades to see the [Read More...]

Is it Wrong to RT Yourself?

Recently, I wrote about “your best image now” based on a WSJ essay on bragging and social media.  The piece raised many good questions for me, including one I’ve been turning over in my mind for a long time: is it wrong for me to RT material about me? So you know, “RT” doesn’t “Remotely [Read More...]

Your Best Image Now

The Wall Street Journal just published a provocative piece, “Are We All Braggarts Now?,” on bragging in the modern era.  The author, Elizabeth Bernstein, began this insightful essay by riffing off of Facebook status updates: Best gift ever from the best husband ever. Swam 30 minutes at a very fast time despite the large amount [Read More...]

What to Learn from the Zakaria & Lehrer Plagiarism Scandals

If you follow journalism as I do, you’re aware that it’s a big deal when a big-time journalist is busted for plagiarism.  Stephen Glass.  Jayson Blair.  It’s not every day that a major-media figure gets in hot water for passing off someone else’s work as their own, though I haven’t heard much evangelical talk about [Read More...]

Why Tipping at Restaurants Speaks to Your Walk with Christ

Raymond Johnson, a PhD student at Southern Seminary, just published a very helpful essay on tipping and the gospel at Baptist Press, the official media outlet of the Southern Baptist Convention.  It’s worth reading and considering.  Here’s a snatch: Whether Christians are aware of it or not, a subpar tip is a stumbling block in [Read More...]

Youth Football & Collisions: Really, Really, Really Bad News

ESPN just released this frightening data from the first study of youth football and the impact of head-to-head collisions: The first-ever study to measure the head impacts among youth football players has found that some hits absorbed by second graders are as forceful as those in the college game, and that unlike at in high [Read More...]

Want $66,000 a Year? Write Papers for Students! (Ethics Optional)

The Chronicle of Higher Education recently released a chilling story that you should know about.  The CHI piece is called “The Shadow Scholar” and it’s authored by a paper mill writer under the name of “Ed Dante.”  You can read the whole thing here.  Reader’s Digest picked it up for their May 2011 edition, which has mainstreamed it. [Read More...]

Carl Henry: Ethics Proceed from Atonement

Sometimes we hear Christianity spoken of as a system of salvation, a means by which we find God.  At other times we hear Christianity spoken of as a way of life, a code of conduct. Carl F. H. Henry, dean of twentieth-century evangelical theologians, shows how the two are bound by a cord that one [Read More...]

Peter Singer’s “Ethics”: A Strange and Telling Story

From the Kairos Journal, exceptional commentary on how over ten years ago, Princeton ethicist Peter Singer acted against his own moral philosophy: “In 1998 amid much furor, Singer was appointed Professor of Bioethics at Princeton’s Center for Human Values. His controversial views on animal liberation and biomedical ethics, particularly his argument that euthanasia, infanticide, and [Read More...]


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