We live in the strangest times. That which is science is said to be anti-science; that which is nonsense is presented as shimmering truth. Read more

At long last, after a great and terrible search, we have found what ails America. It’s Mike Pence. It recently came out that Vice President Pence makes it a practice to never be alone with a woman in a meeting, and to never be at an event serving alcohol unless his wife is present. In both cases he attempts to safeguard his marriage. Pence is a Christian man and believes that his vows are sacred. He has doubtless seen many… Read more

Many have followed the recent un-offering of the Kuyper Prize by Princeton Seminary to Tim Keller. I’ve spoken up here and for the Center for Public Theology at Midwestern Seminary. Rich Mouw, former President of Fuller Theological Seminary, just added his own weighty voice to the matter. Mouw won the Kuyper Prize in days past, and has written extensively about Kuyper and his influence, and lends a statesmanlike presence to this whole shameful affair. As stated in his Christianity Today piece, Mouw clearly views… Read more

Many have heard the news that Princeton Seminary offered, then un-offered, Tim Keller the Abraham Kuyper Prize for Excellence in Reformed Theology and Public Witness. I wrote up a short piece entitled “In Praise of Tim Keller: On Princeton’s Decision” for the Center for Public Theology. In that piece, I quote from a RNS story that cited these words of Carol Howard Merritt on Keller and his theology: “In these difficult days, when our president says that women’s genitalia is up for grabs… Read more

The evangelical doctrine of sanctification–growth in godliness–needs a serious shot in the arm. Specifically, we need Jesus back in the mix. Badly. Let me quickly explain. I do not deny that we sinners are needy and broken. We surely are. Our whole life, as Martin Luther said, is a life of repentance. It must needs be. But I do wonder today if we have so focused on brokenness and weakness that we have lost sight of Christ. Christ is not… Read more

Allison Stanger was recently given a concussion courtesy of a rioting mob at Middlebury College. Stanger teaches at Middlebury, and just wrote an eye-opening piece on her experience for the New York Times. It doesn’t mess around; it’s entitled “Understanding the Angry Mob at Middlebury That Gave Me a Concussion.” Here’s a selection: There is no excusing what happened at Middlebury, and those who prevented Charles Murray from speaking must be punished for violating college rules. But what the events at Middlebury… Read more

I enjoy Conor Friersdorf’s journalism for The Atlantic. Friedersdorf is an engaging and thoughtful writer who covers tough topics, generally, with balance and insight. In a recent report on the “Middlebury mob,” however, Friedersdorf committed a major intellectual party-foul on Charles Murray. Examining whether Murray’s Bell Curve–the book ostensibly protested at Middlebury–is racist as is alleged, Friedersdorf noted the following: (Like many of the protesters, I’ve never read the bestselling book, which was published when I was 14. Later, reading up on the… Read more

Musician Michael Gungor just popped up and made a number of statements on Twitter decrying the penal substitutionary model of the atonement. His most precise quote: “that God needed to be appeased with blood is not beautiful. It’s horrific.” The heart of the atonement is precisely what Gungor says it is not. Ancient Israel gathered on the annual Day of Atonement so that the priest would offer sacrifices to cover their sins (Leviticus 16:11-19). Their precise need was a sacrifice that… Read more

No. God is not finished with my home region, New England. He’s working there in inspiring ways today. I love studying the past of New England. My favorite theologian is Jonathan Edwards, and Edwards gave his life-blood to reach the people of this beautiful place. Edwards faithfully preached the Word for several decades, and his model of ministry is unsurpassed. But there can be a danger with studying a figure like Edwards. One can feel like light once broke out, but… Read more

We should all breathe a sigh of relief over what just happened in Washington state. Baronelle Stutzman, an elderly florist, was just found guilty of discrimination because she declined to provide floral arrangements for a gay wedding. She’s on the hook now for the ACLU’s legal bills, incredibly. Here’s a quick breakdown of what has just happened. How thankful we should be in this age for a culture that punishes Christians for living out their faith. First, we saw the exposure… Read more

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