Random News and Notes

1. So the final event of THE BUILDING BETTER THAN THEY KNEW TOUR at Furman was really enjoyable. You’ll not be surprised to know that I finished my big talk by explaining that there’s no solution to our so-called crisis in health care (with its deeply demographic dimension) that . . . . Continue Reading »

Of Parties and Populists

Over at The American Conservative, Larison uses the NY Times/CBS News poll to argue that the Tea Partiers aren’t populists but rather “base” conservatives . He echoes Peter Beinart, who points out the differences between the Tea Partiers and the followers of William Jennings . . . . Continue Reading »

Science and Religion: A Review Essay [1]

With the ongoing discussions about Bruce Waltke’s video at the BioLogos website and his subsequent resignation from RTS, as well as the long comment thread here at Evangel about events in Genesis, I thought I would post some thoughts about the relationship between science and religion that . . . . Continue Reading »

Reading the Church Fathers

Here’s a very helpful introduction to reading the Fathers from Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III, delivered this past week at Together for the Gospel:For more from Duncan, see the interview Patristics for Busy Pastors, where he answers questions like:Why should a busy pastor invest time in reading the . . . . Continue Reading »

The Mormon Menace

A neighbor at First Thoughts  has found occasion (someone was listening to Glenn Beck . . . ) to issue yet another warning to any who might consider communing as Christians with members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  Fair enough.  Since we Mormons (you may as . . . . Continue Reading »