With Tears: On Racism and the Gospel

Like many, I have been deeply saddened by the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner. I have wanted to carefully think through these matters. We feel great pressure today to speak instantaneously and with maximal depth about current events. I found that I needed to listen, learn, and hear my brothers and sisters speak–particularly [Read More...]

What Do Evangelical Professors Do, Anyway?

I have a suggestion for a fun question you could throw out at your annual Christmas party. “Professors,” you could say vaguely. “What is it they do, anyway?” You’ll likely get a bunch of answers, many of them expressing confusion. Some will voice skepticism–the professorate is an escape from real life. Thinking, after all, is [Read More...]

Carl Henry’s 9 Criteria That Make an Excellent Christian University

I just wrote a short piece about the great theologian Carl F. H. Henry for Southern Seminary’s “Towers,” the newspaper. In the piece, I gave readers a little preview of the material found in my dissertation, which details at great length Henry’s quest for a great Christian university. Here’s a little tease from the essay. [Read More...]

The Nation’s First Hipster President and the Promising Prospects of the Christian Mind

I just had the opportunity to write “A Hipster for King’s College,” a piece for the American Spectator on the recent appointment of Dr. Gregory Alan Thornbury to the presidency of The King’s College in lower Manhattan (it’s located on Wall Street–how’s that for symbolism?). Thornbury, I suggest, is the nation’s first “hipster president.” More significantly, I [Read More...]

Is Barack Obama a Christian?

Christianity Today just published a point-counterpoint between Judd Birdsall and me.  We were asked to answer, essentially, the question of whether Obama is a Christian or not.  Judd made a good case in arguing that he is; I, sadly, concluded that he does not seem to be.  I’ll leave you to read both and form [Read More...]

Christianity Today Article: Atheist Chaplains in Foxholes?

I just had the privilege of writing an article for the Christianity Today Theology in the News column.  Collin Hansen wrote this column for several years.  As one who loved Collin’s essays and counts him a dear friend, it’s an honor to be able to contribute.  That honor is compounded by the fact that the founding [Read More...]

Global Christianity and Cultural Engagement

It’s exciting to announce that the Henry Center is partnering with the Lausanne movement, begun three decades ago by Billy Graham and John Stott, to publicize both the cause and the 2010 conference. In conjunction with Lausanne 2010, the Center will host a conversation on conversation on global Christianity and cultural engagement on March 17, [Read More...]

The Link 10.2.09: Lausanne, Glenn Beck, and Falling Abortion Support Rates

1. Have you heard of the Lausanne movement? They’re gearing up for the 2010 conference in Cape Town, South Africa.  John Stott, Billy Graham, and Francis Schaeffer were heavily involved in the 1974 gathering.  Sounds pretty cool. 2. Weekly Standard writer Noemie Emery spells out the recent troubles of our nation’s president.  Here’s a key [Read More...]

The Link: January 30, 2009

1. If you are a young or aspiring pastor and/or elder, you need to get pastor Brian Croft’s Visit the Sick: Ministering God’s Grace in Times of Illness (Day One, 2008).  I first heard about this book from my friend Adam Embry, and recently read through it.  It is highly valuable as a practical resource [Read More...]

Billy Graham’s Main Regret: Not Enough Time with Family

Found this quotation in a touching Christianity Today interview with evangelist Billy Graham (link by JT): “CT: Do you have any regrets as you look back on your life? Graham: I regret that I didn’t spend more time with my family; I’m sure Ruth and the children paid a heavy price for all the times [Read More...]


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