Religion

Wise

PD reviews The Tech-Wise Family by Andy Crouch.

POW

God in Wartime: How Religious Belief Affects Soldiers by Christina Brown Fisher. When Shoshana Johnson decided to join the military, her intention wasn’t to make history. Originally from Panama, where her Catholic foundation was laid, she and her family moved […]

fAIth

fAIth by Beth Singler. The most avid believers in artificial intelligence are aggressively secular – yet their language is eerily religious. Why? More.

Neurology

When Neurology Becomes Theology by Robert A. Burton. A neurologist’s perspective on research into consciousness. More.

Dilemma

Defending Muslims, Critiquing Islam by Phil Zuckerman. The dilemma of a contemporary secular humanist. More.

Revolution

A Religious Revolution Is Taking Place in Ireland by Nick Park. More secularisation provides an environment where newer churches can thrive. More.

Battlespace

The Return of Marco Polo’s World and the U. S. Military Response by Robert D. Kaplan. The supercontinent is becoming one fluid, comprehensible unit of trade and conflict, as the Westphalian system of states weakens and older, imperial legacies – […]

Research

Pew Research by Jeff Sharlet. To understand the political power of evangelicals, we must look beyond the pulpits. More.

Civil War

The Cold Civil War by Angelo M. Codevilla. As the Ancients remind us, the statesman’s primary concern must be the good of his own nation. In revolutionary times especially, thoughts, words, and deeds about international affairs must be subordinated to […]

Threat?

‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Wants Us to Heed the Threat of ‘Fundamentalism’ by S.D. Kelly. It’s no coincidence that The Handmaid’s Tale, the Hulu original series based on the Margaret Atwood book of the same name, is being released now, more […]

Arguments

Five Rational Arguments Why God (Very Probably) Exists by Robert H. Nelson. The question of whether a God exists is heating up in the 21st century. According to a Pew survey, the percentage of Americans having no religious affiliation reached […]

Disruption

CT reviews The Disruption of Evangelicalism: The Age of Torrey, Mott, McPherson and Hammond by Geoffrey R. Treloar.

Scientist

What Does It Mean to Be a ‘Catholic Scientist’? by William E. Carroll. Any reference to “Catholic scientists” might appear to mean scientists who happen to be Catholics, just as one would speak of politicians, economists, or writers who happen […]

Science Mike

Science Mike Building a “Christian Science” Liturgy for the Nones by D. Ashley Campbell. “We’re iPhone carrying apes from Mars,” Mike McHargue said to a crowded church auditorium in Denver on a warm September evening. The sweaty crowd laughed, and […]

Bible

FT reviews In the Beginning was the Word: The Bible in American Public Life, 1492-1783 by Mark A. Noll.

Needed

When Philosophy Needed Muslims, Jews and Christians Alike by Peter Adamson. If you were asked to name the most important philosopher of 10th-century Baghdad, you would presumably not hesitate to say ‘al-Farabi’. He’s one of the few thinkers of the […]

Basis?

PD reviews Liberal Politics and Public Faith: Beyond Separation by Kevin Vallier.

Wager

Douthat’s Wager: Go to Church, Even If You Don’t Believe by Jonathan Malesic. If you are a secular liberal who made your twice-yearly trip to church on Easter Sunday, you took an important step toward improving your life, your political […]

Journey

God in the Machine: My Strange Journey into Transhumanism by Meghan O’Gieblyn. After losing her faith, a former evangelical Christian felt adrift in the world. She then found solace in a radical technological philosophy – but its promises of immortality […]

Theology

The Theology of Stephen K. Bannon by Hugh Urban. White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon’s job may be in jeopardy, according to recent news reports. Coming on the heels of his removal from the National Security Council, the commotion surrounding […]