November 11, 2013

This is the second post at Philosophical Fragments from my friend Johnnie Moore, the young vice president at Liberty University: * Recently, and for no apparent reason, a man gunned down a random college student in the middle of a crowded rail car in San Francisco. You know what’s even more unsettling? There were no Good Samaritans.  According to surveillance video, no one responded when the gunman drew his weapon.  In fact, no one noticed at all.  All of the… Read more

November 6, 2013

The religious zeal of Richard Dawkins’ atheism. Read more

November 4, 2013

I’m really proud to present the first piece here from my friend Johnnie Moore.  See the bio below for Johnnie’s exceptionally impressive biography.  I’m very pleased to begin feature a weekly column here from Johnnie.  Between Johnnie and Pete Wehner, I could not ask for better people to post here. * The Rev. Billy Graham doesn’t mean as much to me as he has meant to many other Americans. I am 30 years old, and the lion’s share of his… Read more

October 30, 2013

by Galen Dalrymple I once was an Iowa farm boy, but I’ve not lived there for decades. But once an Iowan farm boy, always an Iowa farm boy, I guess. There is still something wondrous about returning to the land of my roots. My father lies buried in the rich Iowa soil, as do my grandparents and an older sister that I never knew. Memories of an Iowa childhood fill my mind now in the fall of my years. There… Read more

October 14, 2013

By John W. Morehead One of the things I’m passionate about is my concern about the way in which Evangelicals try to share their heart-felt concerns about their religious convictions with others. Many times it takes the form of sternly presenting the doctrinal propositions of our faith, which seem all too true and reasonable to us, and coupling that with strong arguments, if not attacks against others. In its most extreme forms, this takes place when “street preachers” go to… Read more

October 8, 2013

I’m always honored to feature guest posts from Peter Wehner, one of the most serious and experienced evangelical policy thinkers around, but also a very insightful writer on general matters of faith and culture. Check out his bio for more information on Pete, and you can see his other posts at Philosophical Fragments here. * As much of the political world continues to be consumed by the government shutdown, I wanted to focus once again on recent remarks by one of the most remarkable… Read more

September 19, 2013

By Mark Tooley   The prospect of U.S. military action against Syria’s dictatorship has unusually united in opposition nearly all U.S. church and major Christian voices who have publicly spoken to the issue. Such uniformity is very unusual, and this episode may be a first. Of course, liberal led Mainline Protestant denominations, along with liberal Catholic orders among others, are functionally pacifist and have opposed virtually all U.S. military actions since Vietnam.  Unlike liberal Protestants, evangelical groups and officials don’t… Read more

September 17, 2013

I’m always honored to feature guest posts from Peter Wehner, one of the most serious and experienced evangelical policy thinkers around, but also a very insightful writer on general matters of faith and culture. Check out his bio for more information on Pete, and you can see his other posts at Philosophical Fragments here.   * When the Stars Vanish By Peter Wehner A recent interview in Relevant magazine caught my attention. In it, the journalist Peter Hitchens made this observation: This is a… Read more

September 15, 2013

  By Jenell Paris “Being saved is about your whole life, and all the decisions you make each day. You can’t just rest on the fact that you prayed a certain prayer.” So said my childhood friend, now a mother of small children, when I asked whether she is teaching her children to become born-again in the way we were thirty years ago. I’m wondering how to talk about salvation with my own young children. Was “asking Jesus into your… Read more

September 12, 2013

By Galen Dalrymple Tomorrow I start my journey homeward to America. It sounds like a foreign land to me now after two months in the bush here in Africa. It is time for reflection, to take stock of lessons learned. What will I carry with me as a result of this journey? Many things, to be sure, but I will mention just a few: First, I have learned that I am not as unprejudiced as I would have liked to… Read more




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