What kind of judges do we want?

From First Thoughts

Either I’m a leisured aristocrat or a political geek, but I’m probably one of the few Americans this week who has the time and interest to watch C-SPAN’s coverage of Elena Kagan’s Supreme Court confirmation hearing. She once remarked that the hearings are a “vapid and . . . . Continue Reading »

Examined Life

From First Thoughts

Independence Day can take on new meaning this year. While your neighbors are declaring their independence from the British crown, why not declare your independence from tacit assumptions and unexamined presuppositions?Between BBQ chicken and fireworks, I encourage you to watch Astra Taylor’s . . . . Continue Reading »

The threefold purpose of sex

From First Thoughts

Here’s an instructive passage from one of my favorite contemporary Christian writers.From Lauren F. Winner, Real Sex: The Naked Truth About ChastityChristian tradition has historically articulated a threefold purpose for sex: sex is meant to be unitive, procreative, and sacramental. That . . . . Continue Reading »

Did the Church Fathers Know the Gospel?

From First Thoughts

Justin Taylor, our fellow blogger at Evangel, has already posted a blog that brought attention to J. Ligon Duncan’s address at Together for the Gospel 2010 conference, “Did the Church Fathers Know the Gospel?” At the risk of redundancy, I am compelled to bring further attention to . . . . Continue Reading »