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January 15, 2019
The Reality-Based Community
The Seattle Times has published a column by Jon Talton lamenting how our culture today has...
January 03, 2019
Luther and the Analogy of Being
I stumbled across an interesting account of a long-running debate between the Reformed neo-orthodox theologian...
November 19, 2018
The worst wildfire in California history has killed 76, with some 1,000 people still missing. ...
October 11, 2018
Just a few days ago, Michael was just a tropical storm out in the gulf. ...
October 03, 2018
Making “Humanized Mice” with Aborted Fetal Tissue–Cancelled!
Researchers have been combining human DNA with that of mice. The goal of generating these...
September 06, 2018
That Life & the Universe Cannot Be Mindless Accidents
I came across this interesting piece in Touchstone from a couple of years ago. It's by software...
July 27, 2018
Why Banning Straws Will Not Save the Oceans
The latest cause is banning plastic straws, which are said to pollute the oceans. So...
July 26, 2018
Waiting for Babies to Choose Their Gender for Themselves
Some parents refuse to take their children to church so that they can choose their...
June 28, 2018
The Created Order
The doctrine of creation means more than opposing evolution. It teaches that there is a...
May 29, 2018
What Happens When Mind, Soul, & Body Go in Different Directions
Love in the Ruins (1972) is a dark, comic, disturbing, and yet profoundly Christian novel...
May 18, 2018
Should We Conform to Reality, or Should Reality Conform to Us?
In a review of Jonah Goldberg's The Suicide of the West in The Federalist, John...
May 09, 2018
How the Real Thanos Wiped Out Millions
We finally watched Avengers: Infinity War. The super villain in that story is Thanos, who has...
April 27, 2018
The Consequences of Gendercide in China and India
China and India have been practicing gendercide--that is, the systematic abortion of female babies--for decades. ...
April 13, 2018
How Social Media Is Designed Around Sin
Trevor Sutton, my co-author of Authentic Christianity, has written a fascinating article entitled Social Media...
April 10, 2018
“The Pleasure of Boredom”
Boredom has been described as one of the major spiritual problems of our time. The...
March 07, 2018
Surrogacy for Money
After getting married, the next step for most couples is having children. Now that we have...
January 31, 2018
The Question That Defines the Culture Wars
David French observes that the different perspectives in the culture wars hinge on the way...
December 21, 2017
Luther on Music, Art, & Aesthetic Pleasure
In my previous posts on Mark Mattes’s new book Martin Luther’s Theology of Beauty, we first...
November 29, 2017
Luther on Matter, the Senses, & Emotions
In our last post on Mark Mattes's new book Martin Luther's Theology of Beauty, we...
November 22, 2017
Luther’s Theology of Beauty
During this Reformation quincentenary anniversary, Martin Luther has been credited and blamed for all...
November 21, 2017
Environmentalism vs. Children
Some environmentalists have revived the notion that having children is immoral, contributing to global warming...
November 20, 2017
How Science & Art Come Together in Da Vinci’s “Savior of the World”
Leonardo da Vinci was not only a great artist. He was also a great scientist--and...
November 13, 2017
“The Universe Should Not Actually Exist”
According to contemporary physics, at the "Big Bang" at which the universe came into existence,...
October 12, 2017
Could the ancients not perceive the color “blue”?
Homer famously speaks of "the wine-dark sea." That's a beautiful description. Except that wine isn't...
October 03, 2017
“Religion Is More Like Sex Than School”
Research is showing that religion is not just a learned behavior or intellectual assent to...
September 25, 2017
Wittenberg’s Reformation of Science
Martin Luther was not the only faculty member of the University of Wittenberg to spark...
September 21, 2017
Short takes on current events: Hurricane Maria, earthquake in Mexico City, Donald Trump takes on...
September 13, 2017
The Natural Virtues, the Theological Virtues, & the Commandments
In thinking about "virtue ethics" and the Christian life, it is important not to...
September 13, 2017
Most Hurricane Relief Is Faith-based
Hurricane Irma has dissipated after killing 12 Americans and doing about $50 billion worth of...
September 08, 2017
And now Hurricane Irma
Hurricane Harvey finally dissipated on September 2, after killing 71 people, wreaking as much...
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