Greg Thornbury of BibleMesh on Todd Burpo’s “Heaven Is for Real”

I am very privileged to be part of a group of writers at Thesis, the BibleMesh blog.  I don’t know if you’ve been following our work there, but we’ve been pumping out content for several weeks now.  We’ve got Greg Thornbury (dean of the School of Christian Studies at Union University), Ben Mitchell (noted ethicist [Read More...]

Sarah Palin and the End of Men

Two major news stories suggest that men–and evangelical men–are in danger of extinction. The first is from Newsweek and is entitled “Saint Sarah: How Sarah Palin is Reshaping the Religious Right.” Here’s a key quotation from Lisa Miller’s essay: [W]hile leftist critics continue to shred Palin as a cynical, shallow, ill-informed opportunist, and new polls [Read More...]

Public Speaking, Sarah Palin, and “Accidental” Plagiarism

I know some folks saw this video a while back, but I just came across it again and almost fell out of my chair laughing.  It’s the “boom goes the dynamite” segment from a poor Ball State sportscaster, and it is ridiculously funny. Note: Brian Collins sounds like a good guy.  Read the updated story.  [Read More...]

Sarah Palin Will Not Seek Reelection

Breaking news from Alaska (you don’t say that everyday): “Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska announced Friday that she would step down by the end of the month and not seek a second term as governor, fueling speculation that she is trying to position herself as a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012. Ms. [Read More...]

Newsflash: Modern Women Are Unhappy

New York Times columnist Ross Douthat has just penned a provocative piece called “Liberated and Unhappy” that briefly analyzes a new study entitled “The Paradox of Declining Female Happiness” by economists Betsey Stevenson and Justin Wolfers. Here’s what Douthat says about the study: “[T]he achievements of the feminist era may have delivered women to greater [Read More...]

Choose This Day Whom You Will Serve: Adolescence or Adulthood

Came across an interesting piece in the New York Times today.  I was going to blog about the Palin-Biden debate but I decided not to after perusing this article, entitled “If Only the Cool Kids Could See Him Now” by Bruce Weber.  The tagline on the NYT homepage was this: “Adolescent anxiety is the subject [Read More...]

Sarah Palin, Maureen Dowd, and the Reality of Evangelical Paradox

Maureen Dowd has a fun if slightly snarky column on a recent visit to Wasilla, AK, Sarah Palin’s hometown. Dowd opens her piece with a comment by Carly Fiorina, the female former CEO of Hewlett-Packard, who has apparently said that Palin couldn’t adequately manage HP as a company. Of course, Fiorina failed at this attempt [Read More...]

The Week-est Link, September 12, 2008

1. Timmy Brister has a nice summary of what evangelicals are saying about Sarah Palin’s Vice President bid as a mother of five children.  Also, see Dave Schrock’s helpful blog for a similar survey. 2. A thoughtful post by Dustin Benge on the role of the OT in pastoral theology. 3. DC evangelical Joe Carter [Read More...]


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