The Atlantic reviews Lifetime reality series Preachers’ Daughters. Related: Why Some Evangelicals Are Trying to Stop Obsessing Over Pre-Marital Sex by Abigail Rine here.
Does Evolutionary Psychology Explain Why We Believe in God? by Michael Murray and Jeffrey Schloss. Part 1 Part 2
The Book We Still Can’t Spare by Lars Walker. Without the Bible, can there be democracy? Despite my well-deserved international reputation as a coward, I occasionally get into arguments with people, mostly on Facebook where no one can punch you. [...]
Joshua DuBois has a brief interview with Donald Miller (Blue Like Jazz), and I was intrigued by the following comment: Q: Don, you’re a bestselling author with a huge following, but you stopped traditional writing to work on Storyline. Why? [...]
Win Bassett reviews Does Jesus Really Love Me? A Gay Christian’s Pilgrimage in Search of God in America By Jeff Chu.
Rand Paul Plays the Maverick at CPAC and the Evangelical in Cedar Rapids by Nick Gillespie. Americans are primed for Paul’s embrace of economic and personal liberty, but his outreach to religious Republicans could repel them. More here.
Pluralistic Judaism by Peter Berger. In its May 2013 issue, First Things published an article by Edward Shapiro under the title “The Crisis of Conservative Judaism”. The last phrase does not refer to conservatism in general, but to the specific [...]
Secularists With Bible Tinsel by Douglas Wilson. Civilizations believe things. If they didn’t believe things, they couldn’t be civilizations. Nothing ever gets built, whether pyramid or skyscraper, if everybody is just wandering around in aimless little circles muttering that whatever [...]
I Still Love Kierkegaard by Julian Baggini. I fell for Søren Kierkegaard as a teenager, and he has accompanied me on my intellectual travels ever since, not so much side by side as always a few steps ahead or lurking [...]
Two Cultures: Faith & Reason by Peter Kreeft. They are historical events that arose at a certain time in history. They are not simply permanent realities in human nature that are timeless and not culturally determined. Human nature is of [...]
Here’s an excerpt from How the West Really Lost God by Mary Eberstadt. In this magisterial work, cultural critic Mary Eberstadt delivers a powerful new theory about the decline of religion in the Western world. The conventional wisdom is that [...]
Is Richard Dawkins Really the World’s Leading Intellectual? by David Wolpe. Prospect magazine just named the 65 leading intellectuals in the world. First on the list was Richard Dawkins, known for his work in biology and for his polemics against [...]
Here’s to the Misfits by Andy Crouch. How Silicon Valley entrepreneurs are taking a leap of faith to create technology that makes you more human. More at CT.
Joel Kotkin: Religious Freedom Lures Many to U.S. from Asia It’s been two decades since California Gov. Pete Wilson used grainy ads of undocumented immigrants – “They keep coming” – as an effective means of stoking fear of newcomers and [...]
How Kierkegaard Changed My Life by Michael D. Stark. On the famed philosopher’s message for anxious Christians. More.
Evangelicals Embracing Doubt and Changing Culture by Kristin Rudolph. A new model of Evangelical conference has emerged in recent years. It is one that aims to ask questions and spread ideas for attendees to take home and implement in their [...]
A big reason evangelicals (Tim Tebow anyone?) are despised by so many today in the U.S. Study: Evangelicals More ‘Christ-like’ Than Other Christians by Michael Gryboski. Among various Christian groups in the United States, evangelicals were found to be the [...]
Here’s a review of There is No God: Atheists in America by David A. Williamson and George Yancey.
The Secret Faith of Washington by Joshua DuBois. A godless city? Please. President Obama’s former religious adviser on the surprising number of believers in D.C.’s corridors of power. More here.