The City and The Wall St. Journal

From First Thoughts

The Wall St. Journal has an article up on the topic of evangelicals and intellectuals.  Now, this would normally interest me in and of itself, but the great part is that the piece mentions Houston Baptist University’s journal The City.We founded the journal as something of . . . . Continue Reading »

The New Ledger and The End of Secularism

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Okay, I’ve pelted you with all manner of material in which I am interviewed about my book by various professional Christian types.  How about one with a website that has a Wall Street and Washington, D.C. focus?My friend Ben Domenech and I founded The City together at Houston Baptist . . . . Continue Reading »

Religion, Culture, and Humanity

From First Thoughts

I recently gave an interview to the Georgia Family Council (where I worked as a younger fellow) about my book for their website.  Here is an excerpt I think might interest readers:What made you decide to write your book The End of Secularism?I wrote this book for a few reasons. I . . . . Continue Reading »

C.S. Lewis Makes a Good Daddy Out of Me.

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My son, Andrew (age 7) has been reading way too much Pokemon and Diary of a Wimpy Kid.  The result has been an infusion of ideas and habits that aren’t necessarily all that helpful from a behavioral perspective.Suddenly, I realized that maybe I, the scholar-father, should make sure he . . . . Continue Reading »

Children’s Book Blegging . . .

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I know a little boy who has developed some bad habits by reading funny books his father got him without thinking about the consequences of said little boy emulating the behavior of the main character.We don’t need to go into who the boy is or who his father is.  Let’s just say I . . . . Continue Reading »

Re: John Mark on Going Rogue . . .

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Heckuva post, Brownie! Seriously, I’m glad you read the book so I don’t have to.I am with you in thinking that Sarah Palin is an amazing political talent. That woman can deliver a speech as well as anybody out there. Personally, I thought her speeches were better and more powerful than . . . . Continue Reading »

Co-Blogger in Christianity Today

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I had to write a book to get into Christianity Today.  Matthew Lee Anderson got in for his awesome blogging!  Pick up the December 2009 CT for a full page profile on young Mr. Anderson.I’m particularly pleased to see the magazine take notice of his outstanding work in HBU’s . . . . Continue Reading »