The Man Who Stole Hitler’s Pistol

John Woodbridge of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School has just published a book with Pulitzer-prize winning journal Maurice Possley that tells a fascinating story: how a gun owned by Adolf Hitler ended up in the possession of his family.  That is already an interesting tale, but the book, entitled Hitler in the Crosshairs: A GI’s Story [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...]

Is President Obama the First Female President?

Don’t ask me.  Ask Kathleen Parker.  She just suggested so–in the Post, no less.  However you answer this question, it seems incontrovertible that men have adapted womanly traits and habits in just about every category–dress, speaking, physicality, you name it.  You have to hand it to Parker–she speaks her mind, with no quarter given to [Read More...]

Why Johnny Can’t Preach: Collin Hansen on BibleMesh

The latest issue of Christianity Today has a great article on cutting-edge discipleship material that seeks to address the lack of theological and biblical knowledge in the church.  Entitled “Why Johnny Can’t Preach” and written by CT’s Collin Hansen, the piece sheds light on BibleMesh, an online discipleship tool that I have mentioned before (and [Read More...]

Free T4G Sessions, Liberating Black Theology, and the Sad Story of Jennifer Knapp

In a stunning twist of irony, The Gospel Coalition blog has all of the Together for the Gospel sessions posted online, while the T4G site does not.  And you thought the two did not interface.  It’s great that they do. I don’t know why, but CJ Mahaney’s session is not up.  I thought it was [Read More...]

The Sad Case of John and Kate and What it Teaches Us

Justin Taylor linked recently to a thoughtful piece in Christianity Today called “The Gospel and the Gosselins” that covers the reality-tv show Jon & Kate Plus Eight.  I do not watch the show but am familiar with it.  Here’s what the author, Julie Vermeer Elliott, has to say about the profitability of the series: “When [Read More...]

Collin Hansen: Should Christians Stay in the City?

CT Editor-at-large Collin Hansen contributes a typically thoughtful piece, entitled “Mobile No More,” that wrestles with the question of mobility.  Hansen wonders out loud in the article how the church should confront this issue, especially when it directly affects how urban churches can carry out ministry in a long-term sense (Photo: Triumphs for Life). He [Read More...]

The Link 3.6.09–Mat Kearney, Al Mohler, Collin Hansen, and Emotional Ethics

1. Christian Audio is giving away Don Whitney’s Spiritual Disciplines Audiobook during this month.  Find it here. If you have not read this book, it is an absolute classic.  I’ll never forget learning from it what meditation of Scripture entailed.  Very, very helpful, especially for young Christians, though it would also help a long-time Christian [Read More...]

The Harris Twins Rebel–Against Low Expectations, That Is

You may not have heard of the Harris twins, Brett and Alex, the little brothers of evangelical mega-author and faithful pastor Josh Harris. They have a great website, the Rebelution, and a recent book called Do Hard Things in which they urge teens and people of all ages to work hard in life for the [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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