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...]

R. C. Sproul Jr. on the Death of His Wife

Reflecting on the recent death of his wife, R. C. Sproul, Jr. wrote this on Twitter: “I wish I had held her hand more” That’s all he said.  That one got to me.  Husbands, hold your wife’s hand more.  Love her more dearly.  Kiss your kids.  Sacrifice your work and career to put them first.  [Read More...]

Get Hitched: Why Marriage Is the Social Program to Fix All Others

The Family Research Council runs a great outfit called the Marriage and Religion Research Institute.  This center has recently produced an extensively researched document called “162 Reasons to Marry” that is a stemwinder of a case for covenantal union. Here’s what the report says at the outset: With fewer than half our children now reaching [Read More...]

Lonely Love: Seeking Marriage Through the Internet

Is it right for Christians to find a spouse through the Internet? A recent story in the New Yorker leads to questions like this for committed evangelicals. “Looking for Someone” by Nick Paumgarten paces through the recent explosion of online dating, a phenomenon that has led to real-life marriage for many couples. One selection from [Read More...]

Salvation by Conversation–Or, How an Hour a Week Can Save Your Marriage

Mike McKinley posted a few days back at 9Marks on how pastors serve everyone but their wives.  That caught my attention.  Wow.  What a scary and damning reality.  It made me think of a helpful article by Biola theologian Rob Lister on husbands leading their wives in regular conversation on the state of their marriage.  This [Read More...]

The Manhattan Declaration: A Bold Statement on Family and Faith

Today at 12pm, a group of evangelical, Catholic and Orthodox leaders released a statement on the sanctity of human life, traditional marriage, and religious liberty.  Called the Manhattan Declaration, this statement represents a bold rebuke of current cultural trends and a clear call to the culture to recognize the harm it is doing itself in [Read More...]

4 Out of 10 Babies Born to Unwed Moms

A new story from the Washington Post reports that unwed mothers birth four out of every ten babies born in the US: “More than 1.7 million babies were born to unmarried women in 2007, a 26 percent rise from 2002 and more than double the number in 1980, according to the report from the National [Read More...]

The Link, January 23, 2009

1. If you haven’t heard of the Urban Glory website, you should have. My friend Brad Cochrane has a great thing started over there, including a podcast with SBC President Johnny Hunt. Check out the site and its slick design. 2. Another great podcast to keep an eye on is the InSight podcast produced by [Read More...]

The Week-est Link, November 14, 2008

1. Here’s a cool cultural engagement site: Gospel and Culture.  Phil Ryken just recommended it on the Reformation 21 blog (itself a worthy site), and I’ve checked it out a bit.  Bill Edgar, one of my favorite thinkers, started this project, and it looks quite worthy of attention.  They do need to post media from [Read More...]

The Politics of Jesus Podcasts Are Now Online

According to a recent notice from conference organizer Doug Baker, the podcasts for the “Politics of Jesus” conference are now online. Each runs between 50-70 minutes.  I’ve included my live-blog of each message so that you can follow along as you listen. David Nelson, Adorning Our Savior’s Teaching: How the Gospel Matters for Public Life [Read More...]


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