How Not to Change the World

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I thought Evangel readers would appreciate knowing about my Christianity Today interview with James Davison Hunter, Professor of Religion, Culture, and Social Theory at the University of Virginia and author of To Change the World: The Irony, Tragedy and Possibility of Christianity in the Late Modern . . . . Continue Reading »

Video Interviews: Michael Horton

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Mars Hill Church Public Relations Director Nick Bogardus interviews Michael S. Horton, the J. Gresham Machen Professor of Systematic Theology and Apologetics at Westminster Seminary California. Dr. Horton is the president of White Horse Media, for which he co-hosts the White Horse Inn, a nationally . . . . Continue Reading »

Eagleton’s On Evil: Introduction

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I’ve begun reading Terry Eagleton’s new book, On Evil (Yale University Press, 2010). Eagleton is Professor of English Literature at the National University of Ireland, Galway, Distinguished Professor of Cultural Theory at Lancaster University, and Professor of English Literature at Notre . . . . Continue Reading »

The Poetic Language of Leadership

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From Faith & Leadership at Duke UniversityROGER LUNDIN: THE POETIC LANGUAGE OF LEADERSHIPThe Blanchard Professor of English at Wheaton College reconciles the modern age with evangelicalism through the poetry of Emily DickinsonMarch 23, 2010 | Download this clip for free on iTunes U to hear . . . . Continue Reading »

Counter-Reformation Cult of the Dead

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San Lorenzo del Escorial: the palace complex of King Philip II of Spain, late sixteenth century. Architects: Juan Bautista de Toledo and Juan de Herrera.Carlos Eire, author of A Brief History of Eternity (Princeton, 2009), examines how “Catholics embraced their dead even more tightly than . . . . Continue Reading »