The 75-Year-Old Philosopher Causing a Ruckus in the Academy

Andrew Ferguson of the Weekly Standard is a great writer of profiles. He just published a delightful–and delightfully long–piece entitled “The Heretic” on Thomas Nagel, the philosopher who has dared to challenge the naturalistic orthodoxy of the American academy. Here’s a section: Thomas Nagel may be the most famous philosopher in the United States—a bit like being [Read More...]

The “Abba” Cry and the Gospel of Adoption

I mentioned the current Russ Moore cover story in Christianity Today entitled “Abba Changes Everything: Why Every Christian Is Called to Rescue Orphans” (pp.18-22) a couple of days back.  The piece (now online here; thanks, JT) merits more extensive quotation, though you’ll need to read it to get the full drift.  Here are a few more lines worth [Read More...]

Sacrifice of the Fittest, Boys Being Girls, and Tim Tebow

Andrew Lisi just wrote an excellent piece on sacrifice from Leviticus.  I loved this paragraph: But as I was reading through today I came across Lev. 22:21 and immediately saw one of the countless threads rooted in that book of the Bible that’s woven throughout Scripture. In Leviticus the perfect animal sacrifice is called for. [Read More...]

Quick Hits: Chris Brauns’s “Unpacking Forgiveness” and Al Mohler’s “Atheism Remix”

I’ve recently received two noteworthy books that I wish to introduce to readers of this blog.  Chris Brauns’s Unpacking Forgiveness (Crossway, 2008) is an excellent study of biblical, Christ-centered forgiveness.  It includes a huge smattering of helpful practical advice on how one actually goes about forgiving those who have sinned against us.  I’m going to [Read More...]


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