May 21, 2021

Just as very young children trust and depend on their parents, they can trust and depend on God. That is, they can have faith. Mary Moerbe (my daughter) has written a children’s book–with wonderful illustrations by a former student of mine–that teaches the Trinity to toddlers. Read more

May 20, 2021

Is secularism starting to lose its appeal? A European evangelist thinks so, citing five specific failures of secularism that secularists are realizing. These, he says, are leading some of them to rediscover Christianity. This ties into my book “Post-Christian.” Read more

May 19, 2021

I’m interested in Christian art, and I just became aware of a remarkable–and twisted–example. “The Triumph of Faith over Heresy” in Rome targets Martin Luther and celebrates the burning of heretics. Read more

May 18, 2021

When Christianity has the active support of the government, it declines.  When it faces competition from other religions, it grows.  When it faces persecution, it grows even more dramatically. Those are the findings of a large-scale international study Read more

May 17, 2021

Some are hailing the CDC’s new ruling that the vaccinated no longer need to wear masks or practice social distancing as V-C Day: Victory over COVID-19. New research shows that the vaccines work even better than expected. Donald Trump deserves credit for their fast development. And why the USA leads much of the rest of the world in getting people vaccinated. Read more

May 14, 2021

American evangelicals and other conservative Christians are agonizing over the extent to which they should get involved in politics. But evangelicals are having a big political impact in Ukraine, even though they are only 2% of the population. They have a reputation for integrity and are working in nearly all of the political parties, thus magnifying their influence. Read more

May 13, 2021

For the fourth year in a row, Finland is ranked as the happiest country in the world.  So why do Finns and other Scandinavians rate so happy when they are also notoriously gloomy? A Finnish immigrant tries to explain, suggesting that their Lutheran heritage has something to do with it. Read more

May 12, 2021

Andrew T. Walker recognizes the problems with cultural Christianity.  But he argues that it’s not healthy for the church to become completely unmoored from the culture and that Christianity’s influence on the culture has been a good thing. Read more

May 11, 2021

Many people today reject “institutional” religion and the “institutional church.”  Do they have a point?  Can Christianity’s institutions and its institutional interests work against the Christian faith? Read more

May 10, 2021

Among the plethora of marriage variations available today, we now have people who are marrying their best friends, with sex not entering into the marriage at all.  Read more

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